Los Angeles County: A Comprehensive Hiking Guide

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Wilderness Press, Jun 15, 2009 - Travel - 366 pages
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Jerry Schad is your knowledgeable and reliable guide for the 192 trips in this book - ranging from gentle family walks in Griffith Park to strenuous treks over the spine of the San Gabriel Mountains. Whether you see solace from the crowds, a cardiovascular workout, or a new perspective of the natural world around you, this book provides all you need to know.The second edition of this popular book covers all of the county's open spaces. A total of 192 hikes-including 17 new ones-are describedin detail with trips organized into specific areas. Illustrated; detailed maps.
 

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This was my Hiking Bible during my Hiking Decade (my twenties) during the 90s when I spent just about every weekend in So Cal's local mountains exploring summits, abandoned mines, hard to reach ... Read full review

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Contents

Trip 6 The Grotto
180
Trip 7 Sandstone Peak
181
Point Mugu
183
Trip 1 La Jolla Falls
185
Trip 3 Overlook Loop
188
Trip 4 Serrano Big Sycamore Loop
189
Trip 5 Sycamore Canyon Waterfall
191
Trip 6 Old Boney Loop
192

Trip 1 Happy Camp Canyon
34
Trip 2 Paradise Falls
35
Simi Hills
37
Trip 1 Sage Ranch
39
Trip 2 Castle Peak
40
Trip 3 Lasky Mesa
41
Trip 4 Upper Las Virgenes Canyon
42
Trip 5 Victory to Las Virgenes
43
Trip 6 Cheeseboro Canyon
44
Trip 7 Oak Canyon Park
45
Trip 8 China Flat Loop
46
Santa Susana Mountains
49
Trip 1 Hummingbird Trail
52
Trip 2 Rocky Peak
53
Trip 3 Old Stagecoach Road
54
Trip 4 Devil Canyon
55
Trip 5 Oat Mountain
56
Trip 6 Porter Ranch Loop
58
Trip 7 Bee Canyon
59
Trip 8 Mission Point
60
Trip 9 Towsley CanyonWiley Canyon Loop
61
Trip 10 Rice Canyon
63
Trip 11 East Canyon Loop
64
Trip 12 Pico Canyon
65
Desert Gateway
67
Trip 1 Whitney Canyon
68
Trip 2 Placerita Canyon
69
Trip 3 Los Pinetos Waterfall
70
Trip 4 Manzanita Peak to Los Pinetos Canyon
71
Trip 5 Vasquez Rocks Natural Area
73
Glendale Verdugo Mountains
75
Trip 1 Deukmejian Wilderness Park
77
Trip 2 Haines Canyon
78
Trip 3 La Tuna Traverse
79
Trip 4 Verdugo Peak Traverse
81
Trip 5 Oakmont Loop
82
Trip 6 Beaudry Loop
83
Trip 7 Vital Link Trail
84
Trip 8 West Side Loop
85
Griffith Park
86
Trip 1 Mount Hollywood
88
Trip 2 Mount Lee
90
Trip 3 Mulholland Ridge
92
Trip 4 Beacon Hill
93
Trip 5 East Side Loop
94
Hollywood Hills
95
Trip 1 Runyan Canyon
97
Trip 2 Franklin Canyon
98
Trip 3 Wilacre Coldwater Loop
99
Trip 4 Coldwater to Fryman Canyon
100
Puente Hills
101
Trip 1 Sycamore Canyon
103
Trip 2 Hellman Wilderness Park
104
Trip 3 West Skyline Loop
105
Trip 4 Schabarum Trail
106
San Gabriel Valley
107
Trip 1 Monrovia Canyon Falls
110
Trip 2 Ben Overturff Trail
111
Trip 3 Fish Canyon Falls
112
Trip 4 Bonelli Regional Park
114
Trip 5 Walnut Creek
116
Trip 6 Marshall Canyon Trail
117
Trip 7 Cobal Canyon Loop
119
Pacific Palisades Topanga
121
Trip 1 Will Rogers Park
123
Trip 2 Rustic Canyon
124
Trip 3 Sullivan Canyon
126
Trip 4 Temescal Canyon
127
Trip 5 Rivas Canyon
128
Trip 6 Santa Ynez Waterfall
129
Trip 7 Topanga Overlook
130
Trip 8 Eagle Rock Loop
131
Trip 9 Garapito Loop
132
Trip 10 East Backbone Trail
134
Trip 11 Summit Valley
135
Trip 12 Woodland Ridge
136
Trip 13 Caballero Canyon
137
Trip 14 San Vicente Mountain
138
Malibu Creek
139
Trip 1 Century Lake
142
Trip 2 Lost Cabin Trail
144
Trip 3 Lookout Loop
146
Trip 4 Bulldog Backbone Loop
147
Trip 5 Upper Las Virgenes View Trail
149
Trip 6 Paramount Ranch
150
Trip 7 Peter Strauss Trail
151
Trip 8 Upper Solstice Canyon
152
Trip 9 Lower Solstice Canyon
153
Trp 10 Rising Sun Sostomo Loop
154
Trip 11 Corral Canyon
155
Trip 12 Escondido Canyon
157
Trip 13 Pluma Overlook
158
Trip 15 Saddle Peak
160
Trip 16 Red Rock Canyon
161
Trip 17 Calabasas Peak
162
Trip 18 Cold Creek Canyon Preserve
163
Trip 19 Topanga Lookout Stunt High Loop
165
Trip 20 Hondo Canyon
166
Zuma Canyon
168
Trip 1 Lower Zuma Canyon
169
Trip 2 Zuma Canyon Zuma Ridge Loop
170
Trip 3 Newton Canyon
171
Trip 4 Rocky Oaks
172
Arroyo Sequit Sandstone Peak
173
Trip 1 Leo Carrillo Ocean Vista
175
Trip 2 Nicholas Flat
176
Trip 3 Leo Carrillo Traverse
177
Trip 4 Charmlee Wilderness Park
178
Trip 5 Arroyo Sequit Park
179
Piru Creek
194
Trip 1 Oak Flat Trail
196
Trip 2 Agua Blanca Trail
197
Trip 3 Piru Creek
198
Liebre Mountain Fish Canyon
200
Trip 1 Liebre Mountain
202
Trip 2 Fish Canyon Narrows
204
Tujunga Canyons
205
Trip 1 Yerba Buena Ridge
207
Trip 2 Trail Canyon Falls
208
Trip 3 Condor Peak Trail Canyon
209
Trip 4 Mount Lukens Grizzly Flats Loop
211
Trip 5 Messenger Flats
214
Arroyo Seco Front Range
215
Trip 1 El Prieto Loop
217
Trip 2 Switzer Falls
218
Trip 3 Down the Arroyo Seco
219
Trip 4 Royal Gorge
222
Trip 5 San Gabriel Peak
224
Trip 6 Mount Lowe
225
Trip 7 Bear Canyon
226
Trip 8 Millard Canyon Falls
228
Trip 9 Dawn Mine Loop
229
Trip 10 Upper Millard Canyon
230
Trip 11 Mount Lowe Railway
231
Trip 12 Inspiration Point
234
Trip 13 Strawberry Peak
236
Trip 14 Colby Canyon to Big Tujunga
237
Trip 15 Fall Creek Trail
239
Mount Wilson Front Range
241
Trip 1 Santa Anita Ridge
243
Trip 2 Hoegees Loop
244
Trip 3 Sturtevant Falls
245
Trip 4 Mount Zion Loop
246
Trip 5 Mount Wilson Loop
248
Trip 6 Mount Wilson to Sierra Madre
250
Trip 7 Bailey Canyon
251
Trip 8 Jones Peak
252
Trip 9 Eaton Canyon Falls
253
Trip 10 Henninger Flats
255
Trip 11 Idlehour Descent
257
Trip 12 Valley Forge DeVore Trail
258
Trip 13 Angeles Crest to Chantry Flat
260
CharltonChilao Recreation Area
262
Trip 1 Wolf Tree Nature Trail
264
Trip 2 Vetter Mountain
265
Trip 3 Chilao Charlton Loop
266
Trip 4 Mount Hillyer
267
Crystal Lake Recreation Area
268
Trip 1 Lewis Falls
270
Trip 2 Upper Soldier Creek
272
Trip 3 Crystal Lake Nature Trails
273
Trip 4 Mount IslipSouth Approach
275
Trip 5 Mount Hawkins Loop
276
San Gabriel Wilderness
278
Trip 1 Bear Creek Trail
280
Trip 2 Upper Devils Canyon
282
Trip 3 Lower Devils Canyon
284
Trip 4 Mount Waterman Trail
286
Trip 5 Waterman Mountain Twin Peaks
287
High Country North Slope
289
Trip 1 Cooper Canyon Falls
291
Trip 2 Cooper Canyon Rattlesnake Trail
293
Trip 3 Sierra Alta Nature Trail
294
Trip 5 Mount Williamson
295
Trip 6 Pleasant View Ridge
297
Trip 7 Devils Punchbowl Loop Trail
298
Trip 8 Devils Chair
299
Trip 9 Lower Punchbowl Canyon
301
Trip 10 Holcomb Canyon
302
Trip 11 Burkhart Trail
303
Trip 12 South Fork Trail
304
Big Pines Sheep Mountain Wilderness
307
Trip 1 Big Pines Nature Trail
310
Trip 2 Blue Ridge Trail
311
Trip 3 Table Mountain Nature Trail
312
Trip 4 Lightning Ridge Nature Trail
313
Trip 5 Mount BadenPowell Traverse
314
Trip 6 Ross Mountain
316
Trip 7 Lookout Mountain
317
Trip 8 Coldwater Canyon Truck Trail
318
Trip 9 Cattle Canyon
319
Trip 10 Shoemaker Canyon Road
320
Trip 11 East Fork to Bridge
321
Trip 12 Down the East Fork
323
San Antonio Canyon Old Baldy
326
Trip 1 San Antonio Canyon
328
Trip 2 Stoddard Peak
329
Trip 3 Sunset Peak
330
Trip 4 Bear Flat
331
Trip 5 Cucamonga Peak
332
Trip 6 San Antonio Falls
334
Trip 7 Old BaldyEast Approach
335
Trip 8 Old BaldySouth Approach
337
Trip 9 San Antonio Ridge
338
Avalon
342
Trip 1 East Mountain
344
Trip 2 Lone Tree Point
345
Two Harbors
347
Trip 1 Parsons Landing
348
Trip 2 Silver Peak Starlight Beach
349
Appendix 1 Best Hikes
351
Appendix 2 Recommended Reading
354
Appendix 3 Local Organizations
356
Appendix 4 Agencies Information Sources
357
Index
359
About the Author
367
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About the author (2009)

Schad, a professor of physical science at San Diego Mesa College, writes a weekly column, "Roam-O-Rama," for the San Diego Reader, hosts the Afoot and Afield in San Diego series on KPBS-TV, and exhibits his astronomical photography at http://skyphoto.com.

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