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Day hikes around Los Angeles : 82 great hikes
Stone, Robert, 1951-
Personal Author:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Red Lodge, Mont. : Day Hike Books ; Guilford, CT : Distributed by Globe Pequot Press, [2003]

Physical Description:
184 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
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GV199.42.C22 L65 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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LA TIMES BEST SELLER Day Hikes Around Los Angeles includes 82 hikes in and around a 50-mile radius of the city. Now in its fourth edition, this hiking guide has made the LA Times Bestseller list. Outdoor people living in the city will find the book essential. This
comprehensive guide provides access to the green areas in the metropolitan area, including coastal walks, mountain climbs, and solitary retreats in addition to well-known sites, such as a hike that treks up to the HOLLYWOOD sign.
Despite the imminent presence of the Los Angeles metropolis, there are thousands of acres of natural, undeveloped land with miles of hiking trails, from the coast to the interior mountains and valleys. Day Hikes Around Los Angeles includes a cross-section of scenery, ecosystems, and difficulty levels. Highlights include sweeping views from the ocean to
the city, magnificent rock formations, waterfalls, bluffs, ridge walks, weather-sculpted canyons, old ranch roads, architectural ruins, filming locations, large state parks, and cool shady retreats. All hikes can be completed during the day (although map sources and references are included for extending hikes).
Each hike includes a detailed map, accurate driving and hiking directions, and a quick overview of distance/time/elevation. Larger overall maps show the hike locations in the greater metropolitan area. The summaries allow the hiker to choose a trail appropriate to their
ability and desire.
Companion hiking guides, also in the Day Hike Books series, include Day Hikes Around Ventura County, Day Hikes Around Santa Barbara, and Day Hikes On the California Central Coast.

Author Notes

For more than a decade, veteran hiker Robert Stone has been writer, photographer, and publisher of Day Hike Books. Robert resides summers in the Rocky Mountains of Montana and winters on the California Central Coast. This year-round temperate climate enables him to hike over 200 trails throughout the year. When not hiking, Robert is researching, writing, and mapping the hikes before returning to the trails. Robert has hiked every trail in the Day Hike Book series. With 20 hiking guides in the series, he has hiked over 1,000 trails throughout the western United States and Hawaii.

Table of Contents

About the Hikes and the Los Angeles areap. 6
Map of the Hikesp. 8
The Hikes: Point Mugu to Malibu Canyon
Map of Point Mugu to Malibu Canyon (Hikes 1-37)p. 10
1. Chumash Trail--Mugu Peak Loop: Point Mugu State Parkp. 12
2. La Jolla Valley Loop from La Jolla Canyon Point Mugu State Parkp. 13
3. Scenic and Overlook Trails Loop: Point Mugu State Parkp. 16
4. Grotto Trail: Circle X Ranchp. 18
5. Canyon View--Yerba Buena Road Loop: Circle X Ranchp. 20
6. Mishe Mokwa--Backbone Loop: Sandstone Peak Circle X Ranchp. 22
7. Big Sycamore Canyon Trail: Point Mugu State Parkp. 24
8. White Horse Canyon Trail: Los Robles Trail Systemp. 26
9. Triunfo Canyon Trail: Los Robles Trail Systemp. 27
10. Lower Arroyo Sequit Trail and Sequit Point Leo Carrillo State Beachp. 30
11. Nicholas Flat and Willow Creek Loop Leo Carrillo State Beachp. 32
12. Arroyo Sequit Parkp. 34
13. Nicholas Flat: Leo Carrillo State Beachp. 36
14. Charmlee County Parkp. 38
15. Zuma Loop Trail: Zuma/Trancas Canyonsp. 40
16. Ocean View--Canyon View Loop: Zuma/Trancas Canyonsp. 42
17. Newton Canyon Falls: Zuma/Trancas Canyonsp. 44
18. Newton Canyon: Zuma/Trancas Canyonsp. 46
19. Rocky Oaks Parkp. 48
20. China Flat Trail: Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyonsp. 50
21. Palo Comado--Cheeseboro Canyons Loop Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyonsp. 52
22. Cheeseboro Canyon to Shepherds' Flat Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyonsp. 54
23. Chumash Trail: Rocky Peak Parkp. 56
24. Hummingbird Trail: Rocky Peak Parkp. 58
25. Rocky Peak Trail: Rocky Peak Parkp. 60
26. Corriganville Parkp. 62
27. Sage Ranch Loop Trailp. 64
28. Escondido Fallsp. 66
29. Rising Sun--Solstice Canyon Loop: Solstice Canyon Parkp. 68
30. Sostomo--Deer Valley Loop: Solstice Canyon Parkp. 70
31. Dry Canyon Trail to waterfall: Solstice Canyon Parkp. 72
32. Peter Strauss Ranchp. 74
33. Paramount Ranchp. 76
34. Reagan Ranch: Malibu Creek State Parkp. 78
35. Rock Pool and Century Lake: Malibu Creek State Parkp. 80
36. Liberty Canyon Natural Preserve: Malibu Creek State Parkp. 82
37. Talepop Trail--Las Virgenes Loop: Malibu Creek State Parkp. 84
Malibu Canyon to Beverly Hills
Map of Malibu Canyon to Beverly Hills (Hikes 38-61, 74)p. 86
38. Calabasas Peakp. 88
39. Red Rock Canyonp. 90
40. Cold Creek Trail: Cold Creek Preservep. 92
41. Cold Creek Canyon Preservep. 94
42. Topanga Fire Lookout: Cold Creek Canyon Preservep. 96
43. Summit Valley Trail: Edmund D. Edelman Parkp. 98
44. Dead Horse Trail: Topanga State Parkp. 100
45. Eagle Rock Loop: Topanga State Parkp. 102
46. Parker Mesa Overlook from Topanga State Parkp. 104
47. Parker Mesa Overlook from Paseo Miramarp. 106
48. Santa Ynez Canyon Trail to Santa Ynez Waterfall Topanga State Parkp. 108
49. Temescal Canyon Loop: Topanga State Parkp. 110
50. Inspiration Point Loop Trail Will Rogers State Historic Parkp. 112
51. Rustic Canyon Loopp. 114
52. Sullivan Canyonp. 116
53. Sullivan Canyon--Westridge Fire Road Loopp. 118
54. Caballero Canyon Loop Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway Parkp. 120
55. Getty View Trailp. 122
56. Hastian--Discovery Loop: Lower Franklin Canyon Parkp. 124
57. Franklin Canyon Lake - Heavenly Pond Loop Upper Franklin Canyon Parkp. 126
58. Blinderman Trail: Upper Franklin Canyon Parkp. 127
59. Coldwater Canyon Park--Walacre Park Loopp. 130
60. Dearing Mountain Trail Fryman Canyon Park to TreePeople Parkp. 131
61. Fryman Canyon Loopp. 132
Hollywood Hills and Griffith Park
Map of Hollywood Hills and Griffith Park (Hikes 62-73)p. 136
62. Runyan Canyon Parkp. 138
63. Hollywood Reservoirp. 140
64. Mount Lee and the "Hollywood" sign: Griffith Parkp. 142
65. Bronson Caves: Griffith Parkp. 144
66. Brush Canyon: Griffith Parkp. 146
67. Griffith Park Observatory to Ferndell Park: Griffith Parkp. 148
68. Mount Hollywood and Dante's View: Griffith Parkp. 150
69. Bird Sanctuary Nature Trail: Griffith Parkp. 152
70. Beacon Hill: Griffith Parkp. 154
71. Fern Canyon Nature Trail: Griffith Parkp. 156
72. Bee Rock and Old Zoo Park: Griffith Parkp. 158
73. Amir's Garden: Griffith Parkp. 160
74. The Venice Canalsp. 162
Palos Verdes to San Pedro
Map of Palos Verdes Peninsula (Hikes 75-82)p. 164
75. Malaga Cove and Flat Rock Pointp. 166
76. Bluff Cove to Lunada Bayp. 168
77. Paseo Del Mar Bluffs Palos Verdes Estates Shoreline Preservep. 170
78. Abalone Cove and Portuguese Pointp. 172
79. Crenshaw Extension Trail and Portuguese Bend Overlookp. 174
80. South Coast Botanic Gardenp. 176
81. White Point and Point Fermin Parkp. 178
82. Sunken Cityp. 180