Discover 101 of the best hikes in Southern California, from family outings to 20-mile treks.
Mountain, desert, and coast―the beauty of all these environs are just an hour or two from almost any point in the Southland. Authors David Harris and Jerry Schad reveal 101 of the region’s very best hiking trails. Take the entire family on a refreshing one-mile stroll, or fill your backpack and challenge yourself with a 20-mile trip.
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.
This guidebook takes the guesswork out of choosing a trip that’s right for you. Each entry provides vital information like total distance, elevation gain or loss, hiking time, highlights, difficulty, and whether dogs or mountain bikes are allowed―not to mention a full description of the route.
Inside you’ll find:
- 101 spectacular hikes, ranging from 1 to 20 miles
- Essential details such as distance, elevation change, and difficulty
- Trailhead directions and route descriptions
- Full-color maps and photographs
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, it’s easy to leave the urban world behind and discover the natural beauty of Southern California.