101 Hikes in Southern California Exploring Mountains, Seashore and Desert  by Jerry Schad and David Money Harris

101 Hikes in Southern California: Exploring Mountains, Seashore and Desert Guide Book

by Jerry Schad and David Money Harris (Wilderness Press)
101 Hikes in Southern California Exploring Mountains, Seashore and Desert  by Jerry Schad and David Money Harris
Trek the diverse terrain of Southern California, from desert to beach to mountaintop, on an easy stroll or overnight adventure, with this ultimate guide to the 101 best hikes in the Southland. Covers the Santa Monica, San Gabriel, San Jacinto, and San Bernardino mountains, and the Mojave and Colorado deserts. This updated and revised edition of one of our best-selling guidebooks includes 12 new hikes and updated information for hikes from the previous edition. All trips have been rehiked for this update. Each trip includes a map, photos, trail highlights, and symbols to tell you the basics of the trip at a glance. Each map now includes key GPS coordinates.

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Trails from the "101 Hikes in Southern California: Exploring Mountains, Seashore and Desert" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 101.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 101.

Until the early 1970s, the middle reaches of Agua Caliente Creek seldom saw the intrusion of humans. After the Pacific Crest Trail was routed through, it became a favorite resting spot for hikers head ...
Warner Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
The Desert Divide is a remote and lonely mountain backbone running south from San Jacinto and Tahquitz Peak to CA 74. Antsell Rock is the jewel of the Divide. Named by Edmund Perkins of the United Sta ...
Idyllwild, CA - Climbing,Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
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In October each year, the leaves of quaking aspens (Populus tremuloides) turn bright yellow for a few short weeks and then drop from the trees. Aspen Grove is one of only two places in California outs ...
Big Bear, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
The crown jewel of Orange County’s regional park system, Caspers Wilderness Park is the county’s largest park (8,000 acres), the least altered by human activities, and the most remote from population ...
San Clemente, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.3
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Imagine a hiking, biking, and equestrian trail extending from the coast at Del Mar to the crest of the mountains in mid-San Diego County. Today, certain sections of this 55-mile-long route, known as t ...
Escondido, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7
Nearly 300 species of birds have been spotted along a 6-mile stretch of Big Morongo Canyon, just outside the town of Morongo Valley. Wildlife frequenting the canyon includes bighorn sheep, bobcat, mou ...
Yucca Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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Black Rock Canyon is near the western edge of Joshua Tree National Park and is connected to the main park by a long and strenuous footpath. While it lacks the outlandish rock formations characteristic ...
Yucca Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5
The 700-acre Blue Sky Ecological Reserve near Poway protects one of the finer examples of riparian (streamside) vegetation in Southern California. As one of the most popular of the 119 California Depa ...
Poway, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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Borrego Palm Canyon has long been famous for harboring many hundreds of native palm trees in an otherwise austere setting of rock and sun-blasted vegetation. Perhaps 80% of these palms, which have sur ...
Borrego Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.9
Thousands of years of cutting and polishing by water and wind erosion have produced the chaotic rock formations and slotlike ravines you’ll discover in the Calcite Mine area. The highlight of this hik ...
Borrego Springs, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.2
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The San Diego River and its upper tributaries drain the pastoral valleys and forested hillsides around Julian, and the rugged western slopes of the Cuyamaca Mountains. The water flows generally southw ...
San Diego, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
Charmlee Wilderness Park (also known as Charmlee Natural Area), 590 acres of meadow, oak woodland, sage scrub, and chaparral, was first opened to the public in 1981 as a unit of the Los Angeles County ...
Malibu, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.8
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The Cheeseboro and Palo Comado Canyons park site, a unit of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, serves as an important wildlife corridor between the interior Transverse Ranges in the ...
Agoura, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10
Cooper Canyon Falls roars with the melting snows of early spring and then settles down to a quiet whisper by June or July. You can cool off in the spray of the 25-foot cascade
Los Angeles, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
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On a clear day atop Corte Madera Mountain, you can see forever—or at least as far as Santa Catalina and San Clemente Islands to the west and the mile-high Sierra Juarez plateau in Baja California to t ...
Pine Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
Big Bear Lake, with its popular resorts and ski areas, offers some fine hiking experiences for those willing to stretch their legs a bit. A number of old roads and trails lace the slopes south of Big ...
Big Bear, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.6
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Touted as one of the largest urban parks in the country, Mission Trails Regional Park, in San Diego’s San Carlos district, preserves some of the last remaining open space close to the heart of this sp ...
La Mesa, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
Cucamonga Peak’s south and east slopes feature some of the most dramatic relief in the San Gabriel range. At 8,859 feet, the peak stands sentinel-like only 4 miles from the edge of the broad inland va ...
Los Angeles, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 12
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While the low desert swelters, the temperature hovers within a more moderate register at Culp Valley, 3,000 feet higher, the only designated camping area in the Anza-Borrego Desert where the heat on t ...
Borrego Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
Cuyamaca Peak, San Diego County’s second highest summit after Hot Spring Mountain, lies only a few miles from the county’s geographical center. Its unique position and height make it the best land-bas ...
Descanso, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.5
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