Day Hiking Los Angeles

Author: Casey Schreiner
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781680510096
Release Date: 2016-11-04
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Nature is just around the corner in the City of Angels

Day Hikes Around Los Angeles

Author: Robert Stone
Publisher:
ISBN: 1573420719
Release Date: 2015-03-07
Genre: Sports & Recreation

LA Times Best Seller and four-time award winner from three Outdoor Writers Associations, including Best in Show and Best Guidebook! Expanded 6th edition includes 160 day hikes in and around Los Angeles and over 230 maps. Hikes range from boardwalk strolls along the ocean to shady canyon trails that lead to panoramic overlooks. This is an essential guide to discovering the city's thousands of acres of public green space as well as many access points to the coastline.

Day Hikes in the Santa Monica Mountains

Author: Robert Stone
Publisher:
ISBN: 1573420654
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The 50-mile-long Santa Monica Mountains parallel the coastline in Southern California, dividing the Pacific coast from the interior valleys. The majority of the range is located within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, the world's largest national park at 150,000 acres, including three major state parks. Included in this new guide are 138 day hikes, with an additional section of 13 hikes that traverses the full length of the 68-mile Backbone Trail in day hike segments. There are a variety of hikes to accommodates every level of hiking, from short strolls along boardwalks to all-day coast-to-peak hikes. Also included are clear trail descriptions, ample maps, and an index.

Trails of the Angeles

Author: John Robinson
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899977140
Release Date: 2013-07-02
Genre: Travel

The rugged San Gabriel Mountains, rising starkly from the edge of the Los Angeles Basin, provide a sharp contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city and its surroundings. Angelinos across the county (a population of almost 10 million), as well as visitors from out of state, welcome the opportunity to escape from city chaos into the quiet wilderness. This 9th edition of the classic Wilderness Press guide has been revised and updated to reflect recent trail changes, and now includes trips in the Fish Canyon Narrows, along Alder Creek, and to Jones Peak, as well as perennial favorites such as Old Baldy, Mt. Wilson, and Devils Punchbowl. Each detailed trip description notes the distance, difficulty, and ideal season, and points out the highlights of the trail. The guide includes a companion 4-color waterproof topo map.

Secret Stairs

Author: Charles Fleming
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
ISBN: 9781595809414
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Containing walks and detailed maps from throughout the city, Secret Stairs highlights the charms and quirks of a unique feature of the Los Angeles landscape, and chronicles the geographical, architectural, and historical aspects of the city’s staircases, as well as of the neighborhoods in which the steps are located. From strolling through the classic La Loma neighborhood in Pasadena to walking the Sunset Junction Loop in Silver Lake, to taking the Beachwood Canyon hike through “Hollywoodland” to enjoying the magnificent ocean views from the Castellammare district in Pacific Palisades, Secret Stairs takes you on a tour of the staircases all across the City of Angels. The circular walks, rated for duration and difficulty, deliver tales of historic homes and their fascinating inhabitants, bits of unusual local trivia, and stories of the neighborhoods surrounding the stairs. That’s where William Faulkner was living when he wrote the screenplay for To Have and Have Not; that house was designed by Neutra; over there is a Schindler; that’s where Woody Guthrie lived, where Anais Nin died, and where Thelma Todd was murdered . . . Despite the fact that one of these staircases starred in an Oscar-winning short film—Laurel and Hardy’s The Music Box, from 1932—these civic treasures have been virtually unknown to most of the city’s residents and visitors. Now, Secret Stairs puts these hidden stairways back on the map, while introducing urban hikers to exciting new “trails” all around the city of Los Angeles.

Best Hikes Near Los Angeles

Author: Allen Riedel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762768189
Release Date: 2011-08-16
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Here are forty-six of the best hikes within a ninety-minute drive of downtown Los Angeles—from the chaparral-covered slopes of the Santa Monica Mountains to the lush alpine forests of the San Gabriel, San Bernardino, and San Jacinto Ranges, and several nature preserves that protect valuable ecosystems and wildlife around the southland. Whether you’re in the mood for an easy nature walk, a day-long hike, or an overnighter, this guide offers plenty to choose from: • Paradise Falls • Mishe Mokwa • Paramount Ranch • Echo Mountain • Sturtevant Falls • Devils Chair Each hike features full-color photos; a brief route description; thorough directions to the trailhead (GPS coordinates included); a detailed, full-color trail map; and at-a-glance information on distance and difficulty level, hiking time, canine compatibility, and fees and permits. Inside you’ll also find a Trail Finder that categorizes each hike (e.g., for attractions such as views, and if it’s suitable for families with kids); Green Tips and information about local lore, points of interest, and the area’s array of wildlife.

10 000 Steps a Day in L A

Author: Paul Haddad
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
ISBN: 9781595808172
Release Date: 2015-09-08
Genre: Health & Fitness

10,000 Steps a Day in L.A.: 52 Walking Adventures is for urban adventurers with a passion for healthy living who are also hungry to explore L.A.’s hidden, unsung, and sometimes quirky side. This unique guidebook provides everything readers need to venture out and tackle the city’s 500 square miles. The book is based on a concept that first took hold in Japan—that if people walked 10,000 steps each day, they would burn 20 percent of their caloric intake through that activity alone. Now an ingrained part of the American lifestyle, the 10,000 steps phenomenon is taking the country by storm; it is now a recognized daily goal by a number of major insurance companies like Kaiser Permanente and health institutes such as the World Health Organization, the U.S. Center for Disease Control, the U.S. Surgeon General, and the American Heart Foundation. In this first-ever book to explore the 10,000 steps concept in the City of Angels, these walks take readers through the terrain that makes Los Angeles the envy of many a metropolis—beaches, mountains, rivers, and reservoirs, not to mention the nation’s largest urban park, Griffith Park—all while immersing them in the city’s history and lore, offbeat locales, and popular landmarks. 10,000 Steps a Day in L.A. promises three things: 10,000 steps in each walk, a blueprint for doing it each weekend of the year (52 walks equals a year’s worth of weekends), and a sense of fun and discovery about L.A. that will only make the 10,000 steps goal that much easier to attain. Readers need bring only their feet—pedometers optional.

Moon Take a Hike Los Angeles

Author: Julie Sheer
Publisher: Moon Travel
ISBN: 1612381626
Release Date: 2013-05-07
Genre: Travel

With hikes that lead you to forget the stress of the bustling city, Moon Take a Hike Los Angeles gets you out there, exploring and experiencing amazing places just minutes from your driveway. California resident Julie Sheer shows you the best hikes in and around LA. All hikes within the guide take less than 2 1/2 hours to reach by car, with details on public transportation options and clear directions on how to reach the trailhead. Julie has compiled lists of her favorite hikes including: Best Waterfall Hikes Best Hikes to History Best Hikes for Families Best Wildflower Hikes Best Coastal Hikes Best Butt-Kickers Best Summit Views Best Hikes for Geology Buffs Let Julie show you all the worthwhile hikes, from short, flat routes suitable for families to day-long, steep treks for more advanced hikers. From the summit of 10,064-foot Mount Baldy to the brayed tan sands of Malibu, this book covers all the best trails in the Los Angeles area. Each trail profile contains practical information including point-by-point trail navigation, contact information, facilities, fees, parking instructions, and an easy-to-use map for each trail.

Secret Walks

Author: Charles Fleming
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
ISBN: 9781595808219
Release Date: 2015-05-12
Genre: Health & Fitness

Secret Walks: A Walking Guide to the Hidden Trails of Los Angeles is a sequel to the popular Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles, and features another collection of exciting urban walks through parks, canyons, and neighborhoods unknown and unseen by most Angelinos. Each walk is rated for duration, distance, and difficulty, and is accompanied by a map. The walks, like those in Secret Stairs, are filled with fascinating factoids about historical landmarks—the original Bat Cave from Batman, the lake where Opie learned to fish on The Andy Griffith Show, or the storage barn for one of L.A.’s oldest wineries. The book also highlights the people who made the landmarks famous: the infamous water engineer William Mulholland; the convicted murderer and philanthropist Colonel Griffith J. Griffith; Charles Lummis, who walked from Cincinnati to Los Angeles to take a job on the L.A. Times; and tobacco millionaire Abbot Kinney, who dug canals to drain the marshes south of Santa Monica and create his American “Venice.” Written in the entertainingly informed style that has made Secret Stairs a Los Angeles Times best-seller, Secret Walks is the perfect book for the walker eager to explore but tired of the crowds at Runyon Canyon or Temescal Park.

Best Dog Hikes Southern California

Author: Linda Mullally
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493017959
Release Date: 2016-10-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Linda and David Mullally, authors of Best Dog Hikes Northern California, now bring us the next book in the series, Best Dog Hikes Southern California. Offering 50 canine-friendly trails and plenty of photos, this book also provides essential information for all dog lovers, including information on prepping the dog for the trail, gear checklists, and first-aid for our furry friends.

Best Hikes with Kids in Western Washington the Cascades

Author: Joan Burton
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 0898865662
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Sports & Recreation

* Nearly 200 short hikes and outdoor activities for kids and their families* Graphic, two-color layout provides key data at a glance* Includes environmental closeups on the trail to engage kids in the natural world Search for frogs and turtles in a pond, stay in a cabin, visit a nature center, see waterfalls, or discover abundant wildlife. Best Hikes with Kids Western Washington includes these activiites for kids centered around trails that they can do and enjoy. Each outing in thisguidebook highlights points of interest and opportunities for learning about nature on the trail. The hikes range in length from 1 to 6 miles round-trip, are rated easy to difficult for children, and feature optional turn-around points for tired feet. This guidebook highlights essential data at a glance, not only by use of the "About the Hike" and "Before You Go" information blocks but also by extensive use of icons in the margins to note type of hike (day hike or backpack trip), difficulty for children, hikeable seasons, and more.

Lost Canyon

Author: Nina Revoyr
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 9781617753626
Release Date: 2015-08-03
Genre: Fiction

One of the San Francisco Chronicle's 100 Recommended Books of 2015 "Los Angeles is home to many great storytellers, but Nina Revoyr is one of its finest scribes....[Lost Canyon] pulses with both beauty and terror, and the struggles of these characters, their physical and mental reckonings, are enough to make readers sweat without getting off the couch." --Los Angeles Times "Revoyr [is] an edgy and spellbinding writer with an uncanny gift for aligning human struggles with nature's glory and perils....With ravishing descriptions of the magnificent landscape, unrelenting suspense, incisive psychology, and shrewd perspectives on matters of race and gender, Revoyr has created a gripping tale of unintended adventure and profound transformation." --Booklist, Starred review "A suspenseful adventure story that explores how people react to danger, uncertainty, fear, and life-or-death choices....This is an exciting, page-turning adventure story that reveals how good people can do things totally contrary to their own moral code, and the conclusion will both surprise and satisfy." --Publishers Weekly "Revoyr travels LA's patchwork neighborhoods--delineating gangs and money, color and prejudice--and nicely sketches 'the grand, untamed Sierra.' Like Deliverance, a tense...morality tale formed in the crucible of physical duress." --Kirkus Reviews "With a nod to James Dickey's Deliverance...A direct, bangin' read for those interested in how people deal with physical and moral challenges." --Library Journal "An exciting blend of literary fiction and thrilling suspense--a harrowing trip into physical danger and a clever meditation on race relations and bravery." --Shelf Awareness A Book Riot Quick Pick/Book of the Week for the week of August 28, 2015 "What a pleasure it is seeing characters that live and breathe in the same textured universe that we do....Linked to complicated national issues, imbued with layered representations of Angelenos, [Revoyr] has brought us an intellectually adroit, emotionally nerve-wracking, page-turning thriller." --Los Angeles Review of Books "Even at its deadliest, Revoyr makes the high altitude seem mesmerizing....Revoyr has created characters we care for, issues we need to think about, and vistas that linger, making reading her book almost as much of a rush as scaling the sheer, icy rock of the Sierra Nevada." --San Francisco Chronicle Four people on a backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada find more adventure than they ever imagined. Each of them is drawn to the mountains for reasons as diverse as their own lives. Gwen Foster, a counselor for at-risk youth, is struggling with burnout from the demands of her job and with the loss of one of her teens. Real estate agent Oscar Barajas is adjusting to the fall of the housing market and being a single parent. Todd Harris, an attorney, is stuck in a lucrative but unfulfilling career--and in a failing marriage. They are all brought together by their trainer, Tracy Cole, a former athlete with a taste for risky pursuits. When the hikers start up a pristine mountain trail that hasn't been traveled in years, all they have to guide them is a hand-drawn map of a remote, mysterious place called Lost Canyon. At first, the route past high alpine lakes and under towering, snowcapped peaks offers all the freedom and exhilaration they'd hoped for. But when they stumble onto someone who doesn't want to be found, the group finds itself faced with a series of dangerous conflicts, moral dilemmas, confrontations with nature, and an all-out struggle for survival. Moving effortlessly between city and wilderness, Lost Canyon explores the ways that race, class, and culture shape experience and perception. It examines the choices good people must face in desperate situations. Set in the grand, wild landscape of the California mountains, Lost Canyon is a story of brewing social tensions and breathtaking adventure that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

Day Hikes Around Los Angeles

Author: Robert Stone
Publisher:
ISBN: 1573420611
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Discover hidden gems of wilderness in the Los Angeles metropolitan area! Despite the imminent presence of the city, there are thousands of acres of natural, undeveloped land with hundreds of miles of trails. Hikes range from boardwalk strolls along the ocean to shady canyon trails that lead to panoramic overlooks. Residents and adventuresome travelers will find this book essential to locating an amazing number of hiking opportunities.

Base Camp Las Vegas

Author: Deborah Wall
Publisher: IMBRIFEX BOOKS
ISBN: 9780997236989
Release Date: 2017-08-08
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Situated in the heart of the magnificent Southwest, Las Vegas is surrounded by spectacular natural landscapes. Within easy reach are five national parks, including Zion, Grand Canyon, and Death Valley. Dozens of state parks, regional preserves, recreation areas, and public lands offer amazing variety, from sand dunes and salt flats to alpine meadows, waterfalls, and ancient forests. Unique plant and animal life as well as archaeology, paleontology, and fascinating Wild West history are all waiting to be discovered in this region, making Las Vegas an ideal basecamp: Hikers can enjoy solitude and unspoiled wilderness by day and world-class urban amenities by night. Base Camp Las Vegas includes 101 of the best hiking destinations within hours of Las Vegas. The author has hiked each of the 101 featured routes more than once, and she describes each in detail, including route, elevations, terrain, flora & fauna, and historical details. She notes the best season for enjoying each one, what to wear, and what to take along. She describes any hazards or inconveniences that hikers might encounter and rates the difficulty of each hike from easy to strenuous. She’s also included an easy-reference guide to the top five hikes in a variety of categories including birdwatching, stargazing, wildflowers, wetlands, kid and teen favorites, most strenuous, and most remote. Base Camp Las Vegas tells hikers where and when to go--and also how to prepare--to enjoy the best trails this unparalleled region has to offer.

111 Places in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss

Author: Laurel Moglen
Publisher: Emons Publishers
ISBN: 3954518848
Release Date: 2016-08
Genre:

.Go beyond the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to discover the quirky culture of The City of Angels .Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 150 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwide "In Los Angeles, everyone is a star." - Denzel Washington Adventures beckon! For more than a century, seekers of sun and celebrity from around the world have flocked to this sprawling metropolis on the Pacific, which Dorothy Parker once described as "72 suburbs in search of a city." But beyond the red-carpet reputation and Tinseltown trappings is a west coast wonderland teeming with unexpected cultural opportunities, iconic architecture, gorgeous open spaces, quirky museums, hidden vistas, unconventional art, and obscure stories about the starlets, moguls, personalities, and players who have made Los Angeles their playground. This unusual guidebook explores 111 of the city's most interesting and unknown places and experiences: wander a serpentine path in a spiritual quest of your own making; channel your inner cowboy at a tried and true honky tonk bar; pay homage to the Dude at the bungalow where the big Lebowski lived; turn your car tires into musical instruments on the country's only musical road; sleep with the ghosts of Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin; view a constellation of stars more vivid than anything Hollywood has to offer; hug a redwood tree...in the middle of a Downtown LA restaurant; walk through an ancient forest; and hike to the 100-year-old ruins of a castle in the sky. From the San Gabriel Mountains to the Santa Monica Pier, longtime locals and intrepid visitors alike will fall in love with the real LA. Surprises await. Prepare to be captivated by the City of Angels."