Best Easy Day Hikes: West Los Angeles Guide Book

by Bryn Fox Pitterle (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes West Los Angeles  by Bryn Fox Pitterle

96pp/maps
ISBN: 0762752602

Best Easy Day Hikes West Los Angeles includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for eighteen easy-to-follow hikes, from the beaches of Malibu to the inland areas of Topanga Canyon. Discover a varietyof hiking options in a vast and beautiful landscape away from city life—yet easily reached from Santa Monica, Westwood, and Beverly Hills.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: West Los Angeles" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 18 of 18.
... Preview: See Los Angeles in a new light from atop the 500-foot peak at the new Baldwin Hills Overlook. After stopping at the state-of-the-art visitor center, wander through the fifty acres of restored natural ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: West Los Angeles"
Culver City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: An uphill trek through the chaparral-ridden lower Zuma Canyon leads you to an excellent lookout point where you can see all the way from Point Dume to Palos Verdes on a clear day. After a tough workou ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: West Los Angeles"
Malibu, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: This hike travels down into the Cold Creek Canyon amid a unique array of plants and wildlife. From this shady trail you can see wildflowers like stream orchids and scarlet monkey flowers and pass by t ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: West Los Angeles"
Topanga, CA - Hiking
... Preview: This short but interesting hike begins at Trippet Ranch and meanders through chaparral, sandstone, and multiple species of ferns. On this relatively flat trip you will cross over a creek on a rustic b ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: West Los Angeles"
Topanga, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: This trail winds its way past towering Malibu mansions and through Escondido Canyon, roughly following the creek. After 2 delightfully flat miles, the trail ends at a tranquil travertine rock pool ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: West Los Angeles"
Malibu, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This short but tranquil hike passes by Heavenly Pond before skirting the perimeter of the nineacre Franklin Canyon Lake, and then crossing back to finish the hike along the shores of the lake under sh ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: West Los Angeles"
Beverly Hills, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.6
... Preview: In the lower portion of Franklin Canyon Park, combine these two diverse trails for a perfect mix of challenging uphills, sweeping views, and leisurely flats. Hike the loop in just under 2 miles or ext ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: West Los Angeles"
Beverly Hills, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: This conveniently located trail climbs a steep slope up to a ridge overlooking the lush Hoag Canyon. From the top of the ridge you can turn left or right for views of the famous Getty Museum, the Paci ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: West Los Angeles"
West Los Angeles, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: Take a stroll through the property of former Hollywood star Will Rogers while taking in the views, exploring his old homestead, and maybe even taking in a polo match. Hike on the miles of trail that l ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: West Los Angeles"
Santa Monica, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.1
... Preview: A popular day trip from Los Angeles or the San Fernando Valley, this hike takes you on an easy walk to a picturesque swimming hole and then past the crowds to the lesser visited but equally stunning C ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: West Los Angeles"
Malibu, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: This short canyon trail follows a portion of the Backbone Trail past the seasonal Newton Creek, ending at the 30-foottall Newton Canyon Falls. Though the falls will be dry in the summer months, the hi ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: West Los Angeles"
Malibu, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: This uphill climb follows an easy to follow fire road up into the hills of Topanga State Park. The wide trail winds through chaparral with views of the ocean and the park. After a great 2-mile workout ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: West Los Angeles"
Topanga, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: As iconic Southern California as it gets, the Point Dume hike begins at a popular beach and traverses up a cliff overlooking the Malibu coastline. Simply take in the view while watching the surfers ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: West Los Angeles"
Malibu, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
... Preview: Reminiscent of the Southwest, this hike takes you past numerous sandstone rock formations as you make your way through this unique park. After passing a series of caves that you can walk through, sit ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: West Los Angeles"
Topanga, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: This flat hike begins on an easy trail through a lush canyon, before branching off the main trail and following the creek. After a short ways following the creek, you can boulder hop the last few hund ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: West Los Angeles"
Topanga, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: Take a walk through wilderness and history on an easy walk up to ruins. Have a picnic by the serene waterfall before beginning an excellent workout up the ridge and finishing your hike with a nice lon ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: West Los Angeles"
Santa Monica, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.9
... Preview: Beginning at Temescal Gateway Park, this hike gently rises up alongside Temescal Creek before entering Topanga State Park. The trail passes a small waterfall before heading up the hillside. Atop the c ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: West Los Angeles"
Santa Monica, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: Initially built by Abbot Kinney to be the Venice, Italy, of the United States, little is left of the 16 miles of canals that once ran through the heart of Venice Beach, but what is left is more than a ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: West Los Angeles"
Venice, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
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