Explore 200 Memorable Hikes Near Los Angeles, California
From short nature trails to challenging peak climbs and canyon treks, Los Angeles County is a hiker's paradise. Experience the best of it with this updated edition of the classic hiking guidebook. Local author and hiking expert David Harris and Southland hiking guru Jerry Schad lead you along 200 trips in 29 regions, from the San Gabriel and Santa Monica mountains to the Malibu Coast and out to Catalina Island. That's virtually every hike worth taking within an hour's drive of the urban edge of the city.
Afoot & Afield: Los Angeles County offers the most comprehensive collection of hiking adventures for everyone from families with small children to experienced mountaineers seeking the ultimate challenge. The guide encompasses almost all public lands within the county, including Griffith Park and the Hollywood Hills, San Gabriel Wilderness, Crystal Lake Recreation Area, and numerous county and city parks.
At-a-glance essential information, including distance, hiking time, elevation gain, and ratings for difficulty, help you to choose the perfect trail. Complete descriptions and hiking directions are paired with easy-to-read maps with GPS waypoints to give you the in-depth details you need. So whether you seek solace from the crowds, a cardiovascular workout, or a new perspective of the natural world, Afoot & Afield: Los Angeles County will get you going.