101 Hikes in Southern California

101 Hikes in Southern California


4th Edition

Exploring Mountains, Seashore, and Desert

Discover 101 of the best hikes in Southern California, from family outings to 50-mile treks.

The Southland is unparalleled for its beauty and diversity. A coastal trail, a desert hike, and a mountain trek are always just an hour or two away. Experience 101 of the region’s best hiking trips with authors David Harris and Jerry Schad. See a spectacular geological showcase cradled between two faults at the Devil’s Punchbowl. Find the ruins of a once grand Malibu mansion, now Solstice Canyon Park. Enjoy the natural hot springs alongside a mountain stream at Deep Creek.

Take the guesswork out of choosing a trail that’s right for you. Each entry in this guidebook provides vital information like total distance, elevation gain or loss, hiking time, highlights, and difficulty—not to mention a full description of the route. You can take the entire family on a 1-mile stroll, or challenge yourself with a 52-mile backpacking trip.

Inside you’ll find:

  • 101 spectacular hikes, ranging from 1 to 52 miles
  • Essential details such as distance, elevation change, and difficulty
  • Route descriptions and directions to the trailheads
  • Full-color maps and photographs

Leave the urban world behind and discover the natural splendor of Southern California—from the Santa Monica and San Gabriel Mountains to the Laguna Mountains and Anza-Borrego Desert, from the Torrey Pines beaches to the summit of San Jacinto Peak.

Additional information

Dimensions 6 × 9 in

David Harris



Page Count:



101 Hikes

Publication Date

June 14, 2022


Wilderness Press


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