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.

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.

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.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Los Angeles

Author: Laura Randall
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 9781634040372
Release Date: 2015-11-16
Genre: Travel

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Los Angeles shows readers how to quickly drive to and enjoy the best hikes from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. With time, health, and pin money at a premium, this handy guide helps Angelenos get back to nature without going out of town. From Palos Verdes on the coast to Santa Clarita to the north and the expansive San Gabriel Mountains, it details 60 hikes and walks within roughly an hour's drive of Los Angeles, encouraging even the most time-starved trekkers to get on the trails and get healthy. Extensive at-a-glance information makes it easy to choose the perfect hike based on length, difficulty, scenery, or on a specific factor such as hikes good for families, runners, or birding. Each trail profile includes maps, directions, driving times, nearby attractions, and other pertinent details. Having lived in just about every area of Los Angeles, author Laura Randall provides key in-the-know information about traffic patterns, the best times to hike, how to avoid expensive parking fees, and the best burrito joints near the trail-head.

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.

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.

100 Classic Hikes in Southern California

Author: Allen Riedel
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594851255
Release Date: 2008-04-02
Genre: Sports & Recreation

CLICK HERE to download two free hikes from 100 Classic Hikes in Southern California * Southern California natue in the full-color guidebook it deserves * 100 of Southern California's best hikes * At-a-glance tables help you select the hike that's right for you Southern California isn't just beaches and Hollywood. There are great trails to explore and this guidebook will help you find the hike that's right for your time, fitness, and interests. This region is a paradise for hikers, offering diverse landscapes: mountains, forests, deserts, and coastlines with many trails to explore. This hiking guidebook covers Death Valley, Pinnacles Monument, Kings Canyon, Sequoia, the southern Sierras, Tronna Pinnacles, Mojave National Preserve, the Santa Lucia Mountains, the Central Coast, the San Rafael, Santa Ynez, and the Sierra Madra Mountains, Channel Islands, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Angeles, San Bernardino, and Cleveland National Forests, Anza Borrego State Park, and Joshua Tree. As a bonus, 100 Classic Hikes in Southern California also includes a few trails north of the 37th parallel -- the White Mountains, Yosemite, and the eastern Sierra. Handy features in the guide include topographic maps, elevation profiles, sidebar tips, and a hikes-at-a-glance chart to help readers find the hikes they want quickly and easily.

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.

City Walks Los Angeles

Author: Eric Hiss
Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)
ISBN: 081185907X
Release Date: 2007-06-21
Genre: Travel

Who says nobody walks in Los Angeles? Skip the bumper-to-bumper traffic and discover the real City of Angels. Walks include Rodeo Drive, Hollywood Boulevard, Venice Boardwalk, and Griffith Park. Box with 50 cards. 50 color maps. Tri-fold intro card.

HIKE Griffith Park and Hollywood Hills

Author: John McKinney
Publisher:
ISBN: 093416147X
Release Date: 2013-12-01
Genre:

Take a walk on the truly wild side of Hollywood! In an effort to connect city-dwellers with the natural world nearby, and offer a resource for visiting hikers from across the nation and around the world, Trailmaster John McKinney spotlights the best trails in Griffith Park and the Hollywood Hills.The guide is one of the popular books in The Trailmaster Pocket Guide Series, created especially for hikers and designed to fit perfectly in the hiker's pocket or pack. "HIKE Griffith Park & Hollywood Hills" details two dozen of the best day hikes in the famed hills and comes complete with The Trailmaster's colorful stories, trusted trail accounts and easy-to-follow maps.From Runyon Canyon to Amir's Garden to the HOLLYWOOD Sign, "HIKE Griffith Park & Hollywood Hills" details walks on the truly wild side of Hollywood. Saunter up to Griffith Observatory, stride around Lake Hollywood and trek to the domain of the TreePeople. Get healthy workouts and grand views of the metropolis on ascents to Bee Rock, Beacon Hill and Mt. Hollywood. Hike to Batman's Cave, Trebeck Open Space and to dozens of classic and contemporary TV and film locations.The Glendale-born author recalls his very first hikes were with his parents in Griffith Park and he still likes hiking the hills with friends, family and out-of-town guests. During his 18-year stint as the Los Angeles Times hiking columnist, McKinney's accounts of hikes in the Hollywood Hills proved to be among the most popular with his readers."Three great reasons to hike in Griffith Park and the Hollywood Hills are the variety of vistas, the connection to the film industry and the wonderful diversity of hikers you meet along the way," adds The Trailmaster."HIKE Griffith Park & Hollywood Hills" features a range of hikes for everyone--easy nature hikes, moderate outings and all-day adventures. The Hollywood Hills are geographically part of the Santa Monica Mountains, described in a companion trail guide, "HIKE the Santa Monica Mountains."

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.

Dirty Gourmet

Author: Aimee Trudeau
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781680511307
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Outdoor cooking

- More than 120 deliciously modern recipes for day trips, car camping, and backcountry adventures - Offers a fun and easy approach to planning and prepping camp food - The Dirty Gourmet authors were recently featured in Sunset magazine and other national media "Dirty Gourmet" is really a lifestyle, one that celebrates delicious food, warm company, and outdoor fun. It emerged as a website and blog when friends Aimee Trudeau, Emily Nielson, and Mai-Yan Kwan joined forces to share their love of wilderness, outdoor education experiences, and knowledge of backcountry cooking through classes, workshops, catering events, and easy yet exciting recipes. Now, their new book, Dirty Gourmet: Food for Your Outdoor Adventures, extends their mission to get more people to eat well outdoors and have fun doing it! It emphasizes healthy eating with fresh ingredients, efficient techniques, and global flavors. Breakfast, trail meals, sweet and savory snacks, dinners, appetizers, side dishes, desserts, even refreshing camp drinks--it's all here! Camp cooks can choose recipes based on the type of activity they are pursuing--from picnics, day hikes, and car camping to backcountry adventures by foot, bike, or paddle--as well as find recipes perfect for large groups. Recipes are organized by activity: - Car campers can relax around the fire with Ember Roasted Baba Ghanoush and Mason Jar Sangria before diving into One Pot Pasta Puttanesca and Grilled Green Bean Salad, with Maple Syrup Dumplings for dessert. - Day hikers will want to take a break on the trail with Spicy Tofu Jerky and Curried Chickpea Salad or maybe a Pressed Sandwich with Sundried Tomato Pesto. - Backpackers can start their day with Fried Grits Scramble with Greens, Leeks, and Bacon and recharge in the evening with Soba Noodles with Sweet Chili Chicken and a Hibiscus Chia Cooler. To simplify packing and planning, each section offers a base kit checklist of needed supplies along with tips on getting organized, preparing ingredients, and cooking with different methods. Complemented by full-color photos, each recipe features insights from the authors, any additional tools needed, quick-reference icons, step-by-step instructions for what to prepare at home and in camp, plus creative variations.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles

Author: Laura Randall
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781459613683
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Genre:

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Los Angeles shows readers how to quickly drive to and enjoy the best hikes from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. With time and health at a premium, the four million residents of Los Angeles have an easy-to-use guide to hikes and walks in their own backyard. From Long Beach on the coast to the Cleveland National Forest to the south and Ojai to the north, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Los Angeles details the best area hikes, encouraging even the most time-starved hikers and walkers to get on the trails and get healthy.Profiles include information on nearby attractions. Hiking recommendations identify hikes good for families, for runners, for birding, hikes featuring coastal views, and more. Having lived in just about every area of L.A., author Laura Randall provides key in-the-know information about traffic patterns, the best times to hike, how to avoid expensive parking fees, and more. New hikes for the updated guide include Beaudry Loop in Glendale, Corral Canyon Loop in Malibu, Eaton Canyon, La Tuna Canyon, Cherry Canyon Park, and West Fork Trail along a shaded, unspoiled section of the San Gabriel River. Randall not only provides a variety of hikes that target many neighborhoods and fitness levels, she also lists activities near the trailhead that often only a true Angeleno would know about (e.g. taco stands, meditation gardens, and other landmarks).