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.

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.

Walking L A

Author: Erin Mahoney Harris
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781459608092
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Genre:

Beyond its maze of freeways, Los Angeles is a great place to walk. Completely updated and expanded, the second edition of this award - winning book features expanded trips with dozens of additional points of interest, useful new information, and four new trips that are family - friendly.

Secret Stairs East Bay

Author: Charles Fleming
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
ISBN: 9781595808790
Release Date: 2011-05-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The hills of the East Bay contain one of the finest and densest urban hiking environments in the state of California—more than 400 paved pathways and public staircases lattice up and down the slopes of Berkeley and Oakland alone. Rising high above the city centers, with towering views of the San Francisco Bay, the Bay Bridge, and San Francisco itself, these elegant civic walking trails—many of them shaded in oaks and redwoods, and many unknown even to local resi dents—present a unique land scape for both the casual walker and dedicated hiker. Charles Fleming, the Southern California author whose bestselling 2010 walking guide Secret Stairs turned the hidden public staircases of Los Angeles into popular hiking trails, now turns his eyes north ward. For Secret Stairs: East Bay, Fleming has designed more than 30 individual hiking loops. Linking multiple staircases into one-to two-hour self-guided strolls, these urban treks will delight the tourist, newly arrived Berkeley undergraduate, and veteran Bay Area resident alike. The circular walks, each calibrated by length, difficulty, and duration—and each accompanied by a detailed, easy-to-follow map—are sprinkled with fascinating facts about the his toric staircases, the historic homes around them, and the famous Bay Area characters who gave them their names. Walk the walks of Bret Harte, Mark Twain, and John Muir! Climb Berkeley’s massive Fred Herbert and Tamalpais Paths, hike Easter Way, and summit Sunset Trail! Mount Oakland’s Oakmore stairs, then tackle the hills of Upper Rockridge and Crocker Highlands via the public staircases. And do it all within easy walking distance from BART or bus stops, free parking, and excellent Bay Area cafés.

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

Pocket Guide to Los Angeles Architecture

Author: Judith Paine McBrien
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393731901
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Architecture

This guidebook organizes 100 architectural highlights into three walkable downtown tours and two side trips.

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.

Walking Los Angeles

Author: Erin Mahoney Harris
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899978284
Release Date: 2017-02-20
Genre: Travel

Walking L.A. is your portable guide to 40 walking tours exploring historic stairways, hidden streets, public artwork, and architecture, much of which even lifelong Angelenos probably never even knew existed. Completely updated, the third edition of this award-winning book expands and improves upon most of the existing routes with completely revised points of interest, including brand-new trips to Palos Verdes Peninsula, Manhattan Beach, Highland Park, Mar Vista, and Downtown's Art District. This portable guide features detailed maps for each trip, original photos, and public transportation information. Route summaries make each walk easy to follow, and a "Points of Interest" section summarizes each walk's highlights, ranging from cultural institutions to the hippest spots to dine, drink, and shop.

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.

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.

How to Find Old Los Angeles

Author: Kim Cooper
Publisher:
ISBN: 1910023671
Release Date: 2017-02-16
Genre: Los Angeles (Calif.)

This book delves deep into the City of Angelsbest-preserved treasures.

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.

The 500 Hidden Secrets of Los Angeles

Author: Andrea Richards
Publisher: Uitgeverij Luster
ISBN: 9460582079
Release Date: 2017-10-25
Genre: TRAVEL

*Visit Los Angeles in the footsteps of a local and track down the city's best-kept secrets!*Perfect for tourists who want to avoid the usual hotspots, and for locals who want to get to know their city even better*A new edition in Luster's successful, practical, and attractive series of city guides Los Angeles has so much to offer, and this guide helps you to choose where to start when discovering this beautiful city. In The 500 Hidden Secrets of Los Angeles Andrea Richards shares 500 must-know addresses in one of the coolest cities in the United States, such as: - the 5 most laid-back beach caf�s - 5 places to buy a dress for the Oscars - the 5 most fun attractions in Griffith Park - 5 private collections open to the public - the 5 most unlikely places to see celebs

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."