60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Los Angeles Guide Book

by Laura Randall (Menasha Ridge Press)
60 Hikes within 60 Miles Los Angeles  by Laura Randall

267pp/guides/maps
ISBN: 9781634040365

The Santa Monica Mountains are probably the most popular and recognizable. Comprising more than 153,000 acres, the Santa Monica Recreation Area sprawls across the Hollywood Hills, Malibu, the San Fernando Valley, and the southwestern tip of Ventura County.

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Trails from the "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Los Angeles" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 60.
... Preview: This mostly flat hike begins along a paved service road with industrial views of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, then becomes increasingly bucolic as it follows a wide gurgling stream past several ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Los Angeles"
Pasadena, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: This low-profile trail off Mulholland Highway in the western Santa Monica Mountains crosses an open meadow, then weaves in and out of a gorge bursting with an impressive variety of wildflowers each sp ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Los Angeles"
Thousand Oaks, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: Following a well-maintained path to great city vistas, this accessible trail near Los Angeles International Airport is dotted with coastal sagebrush and prickly pear cactus. Immaculate picnic areas, s ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Los Angeles"
Los Angeles, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This nearly 6-mile hike begins in a residential Glendale neighborhood and meanders across the easternmost side of the Verdugo Mountains. An elevation gain of 1,500 feet combines a good workout with st ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Los Angeles"
Verdugo City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: Despite being sandwiched between the busy Pacific Coast Highway and a field of active oil derricks, the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is a valuable wetland that is considered one of the best birding ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Los Angeles"
Long Beach, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This hike follows a wide fire road that climbs 800 feet from the base of Brand Park in Glendale to the ridge of the Verdugo Mountains. Your reward is a lookout with sweeping views of the Los Angeles B ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Los Angeles"
Burbank, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: This rugged yet accessible trail includes three famous peaks: Burbank, Cahuenga, and Mount Lee (home to the Hollywood sign). It’s a rough uphill trek but rewarding for its views and relatively quick r ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Los Angeles"
Los Angeles, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: There’s not much in terms of scenery along this trail near one of L.A.’s busiest freeways, but its steady 700-foot elevation gain via switchbacks provides a good workout. It is also a popular link to ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Los Angeles"
Santa Monica, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: Serene hills and dramatic sandstone rock formations dominate the scenery of this uphill Santa Monica Mountains trail, which has an elevation gain of nearly 1,000 feet. From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Los Angeles"
Thousand Oaks, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: Despite a confusing lack of signage, this hike is a hassle-free trek past open meadows, coastal sage scrub, and seasonal wildflowers. Some of the unmarked trails lead to 1,300-foot bluffs and wonderfu ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Los Angeles"
Malibu, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: Tucked in an upscale residential community behind Descanso Gardens in La Cañada– Flintridge, this winding, peaceful hike takes you all over the chaparral-covered San Rafael Hills. Rarely crowded, it i ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Los Angeles"
Montrose, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: This accessible 2.4-mile hike begins directly across the street from Dan Blocker State Beach in Malibu. It has a moderate elevation gain of 500 feet and wide-open views of the Pacific Ocean. Combine i ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Los Angeles"
Malibu, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.25
... Preview: This low-maintenance hike winds through an oakshaded forest and the remnants of the park’s heyday as a movie set, then follows a loop trail past dramatic sandstone rock formations. It’s perfect for sm ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Los Angeles"
Simi Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: Bring lots of sunscreen for this tranquil, treeless hike through coastal sage scrub, grassland, and wildflower-covered hills. Crystal Cove State Park consists of 2,200 acres of campsites and hiking, b ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Los Angeles"
Laguna Beach, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
... Preview: This meticulously maintained park in the northernmost section of Glendale is one of the city’s best-kept secrets. The hike described here ascends 700 feet to a shady streambed, then loops around to te ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Los Angeles"
Burbank, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: This out-and-back follows a moderate singletrack path to stunning views of a bowl-shaped gorge formed by the collision of three earthquake faults millions of years ago. Green and snowcapped in winte ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Los Angeles"
Los Angeles, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
... Preview: This very popular trail parallels a seasonal stream and leads to the foot of a 30-foot waterfall and swimming hole. The last 0.5 mile requires some scrambling over boulders. Those looking for more sol ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Los Angeles"
Pasadena, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: This hike begins with a gradual ascent past chaparral, coastal sage scrub, and seasonal wildflowers; peaks at a viewpoint with spectacular mountain and valley views; and then descends into a canyon pa ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Los Angeles"
Los Angeles, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: A mix of paved road and rugged dirt path, this hike through L.A.’s oldest park leads to a blufftop recreation area with sweeping views of Dodger Stadium and the San Gabriel Mountains. The 600-acre Ely ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Los Angeles"
Los Angeles, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Yellow wildflowers and birds dominate this easy loop trail in the spring. It’s a popular jogging path year-round, but it never seems overcrowded. A small secluded garden with a bench can be found at t ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Los Angeles"
Los Angeles, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5