Los Angeles County A Day Hikerand39;s Guide  by John McKinney

Los Angeles County: A Day Hiker's Guide Guide Book

by John McKinney (The Trailmaster)
Los Angeles County A Day Hikerand39;s Guide  by John McKinney
The best day hikes in L.A. County: safely discover the region’s most compelling parks, preserves and special places with easy-to-follow maps and clear directions. Hit the trail to improved health as you share a fun and uplifting activity in the natural world with your friends and family. Save time and money and reduce your fuel costs by learning about the wide range of hiking experiences available so surprisingly close to home. The author’s colorful stories and proven trail accounts will help you select – and take – a quality hike you are guaranteed to like.

© 2006 John McKinney/The Trailmaster. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Los Angeles County: A Day Hiker's Guide" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 156.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 156.

Abalone Cove offers the hiker a fine sampling of the pleasures of the PV shoreline: tidepools, sandy beaches and dramatic 180-foot high bluffs laced with trails. The excellent vistas from the top of t ...
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
Thirteen-mile long Verdugo Fire Road, sometimes called Backbone Road, travels almost the whole length of the Verdugos. It traverses the spine of the range and offers grand mountain and city views. The ...
Burbank, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 13
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Many veteran Griffith Park hikers have devised their own special ’round-the-park routes and, with more than 50 miles of trail weaving through the park, the scenic options are numerous. One of my favor ...
Glendale, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 13
“My secrets to a healthy and happy life . . . ” the late Amir Dialameh revealed to me one day as he tended his garden in the aerie heights of Griffith Park. “Being out in nature at least five days a w ...
Glendale, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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Construction of a superhighway between Los Angeles and Pasadena was a dream that began with the motoring age. Arroyo Seco Parkway, the nation’s first freeway, opened to traffic the day before the 1941 ...
South Pasadena, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
During the early decades of this century, Arroyo Seco was an extremely popular place for a weekend outing. About halfway up the wild section of the canyon stood Camp Oak Wilde, a rustic resort constru ...
Altadena, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
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Wildflowers, waterfalls, and a hike to remember are the attractions of Arroyo Sequit Park, a gem of a little preserve located just off Mulholland Highway in the Santa Monica Mountains. Hikers can expe ...
Malibu, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
When the light is right and the air is clean, the purple mountains beckon with the sweet smell of sage and many a winding trail. One of these inviting trails leads up Bailey Canyon from the town of Si ...
Sierra Madre, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
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From a distance, the Baldwin Hills appear to have little attraction for the hiker. Oil wells work on slopes that have been scarred by roads and bulldozers. But the oil is petering out, the hillsides a ...
Culver City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
Long before Los Angeles International Airport was constructed, Glendale’s Grand Central Airport was the Southland’s main terminal. During the teens and twenties, bankers, businessmen, politicians and ...
Glendale, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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This walk on the eastern side of the Verdugo Mountains offers a number of options, including a 6-mile loop, a ridgeline ramble, and the chance to climb the range’s 3,126-foot signature summit, Verdugo ...
Montrose, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
Cascades, a waterfall and giant woodwardia ferns are a few of the many delights of historic Big Santa Anita Canyon. The bucolic canyon has been popular with Southern California hikers for a hundred ye ...
Mount Wilson, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 8
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These days you won’t find any grizzlies atop Grizzly Flat, just a few hikers enjoying a pine-shaded retreat above one of L.A.’s more renowned canyons—Big Tujunga. During the 19th century, a large popu ...
La Crescenta, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
Considering that two of the park’s borders are the Foothill and San Bernardino Freeways, Bonelli offers more peace and solitude than one might expect. Fourteen miles of trail cross the park’s chaparra ...
San Dimas, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
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Back in the 1930s and for a couple of decades thereafter, going to the beach had an altogether different meaning than it does nowadays. San Gabriel Valley families flocked not to the popular Pacific s ...
Montebello, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
“Have you been to Glendale?” This was the question posed in full-page advertisements that ran every Sunday in Los Angeles newspapers during the early 1900s. The man who placed these ads was civic boos ...
Burbank, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5
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“To the Bat Cave, Robin.” With that cry, Batman and Robin of TV fame hopped into the Batmobile and sped off to their hideaway. The dynamic duo’s underground lair was not, as you might guess, a movie s ...
West Hollywood, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
This coastal hike has a little of everything: Cabrillo Beach, the only real sand beach for miles to the north and south; the family-friendly Cabrillo Marine Aquarium; historic White Point, an intrigui ...
Rolling Hills, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
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Calabasas Peak (2,163 feet high) stands head and shoulders above neighboring summits and offers great clear-day views of the Santa Monica Mountains, the San Fernando Valley, and San Gabriel Mountains. ...
Glenview, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
The Backbone Trail route through Malibu Creek State Park has been finished for quite some time and has proved very popular. Both a primary and alternate route lead through the state park. The high “pr ...
Agoura, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
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