Southern California's accessible mountain and desert trails, not to mention its warm climate, make it one of the best US locations for the increasingly popular sport of trail running. The Santa Monica Mountains, the San Gabriels, the San Bernardinos, and Santa Ynez offer trails suited to all levels of skill and commitment, amidst stunning natural settings just a short drive from the major metropolitan cities of Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and San Diego. This introductory guide to the sport includes all the information you need to get started, plus detailed descriptions of the most spectacular trails in the region.
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