Discover the Best Day Hikes in Southern California!  Hiking Expert John McKinney Connects Us with SoCal’s Most  Inspiring Trails with His Classic Guide HIKE Southern California Hike Southern California News Release

Continuing his 30-year effort to share the region’s natural treasures with residents and visitors, John McKinney is pleased to announce publication of a new edition of the classic HIKE Southern California: A Day Hiker’s Guide. From Lost Palms Oasis to the HOLLYWOOD Sign to the top of Mt. Baldy, you’re guaranteed to find a hike you’ll like in this popular collection featuring updates of classic trails and 25 new hikes.

“Other regions of the country have high peaks, pine forests, vast deserts and lovely shorelines, but only Southern California has all these environments,” explains McKinney, aka The Trailmaster. “And four-season hiking, too!”

From waterfalls to wildflowers to wilderness areas, enjoy a diversity of hikes in: Santa Barbara & Ojai , Orange County, Griffith Park, Catalina Island, Palm Springs, Joshua Tree National Park, San Gabriel Mountains, San Bernardino Mountains, Santa Monica Mountains, San Jacinto Mountains

Hike Southern California: A Day Hiker's Guide
Hike Southern California: A Day Hiker’s Guide

Hike Southern California comes complete with The Trailmaster’s colorful stories and easy-to-follow maps. Take a water bottle, trail snack and this guide and:

  • Chill-out in Cold Spring Canyon, Icehouse Canyon and Winter Creek. Cool-off at Eaton Falls, Seven Falls and Holy Jim Falls.
  • Climb Mt. San Gorgonio, Mt. San Jacinto and Saddleback Peak. Get grand metropolitan vistas from atop Echo Mountain, Mt. Hollywood and Inspiration Point.
  • Hike to dozens of classic and contemporary film locations including Shangri-La in Ojai, the M*A*S*H site along Malibu Creek, and to the Planet of the Apes at Point Dume.

 

“While trails and this guide have changed greatly over the years, my mission to inspire readers to take a hike in this wonderful land we call Southern California has not,” declares McKinney. “Reconnect with nature and have a wonderful time on the trail.”

HIKE Southern California ($17.95) and TheTrailmaster Pocket guides are available from REI and other retailers, Amazon and the TrailmasterStore.com. For more information about books and talks by John McKinney or interview requests, contact Cheri@TheTrailmaster.com, or call 805-845-7102.

About the Author: John McKinney, aka The Trailmaster, is the author of 30 books and a thousand articles about hiking. A passionate advocate for hiking and reconnecting with nature, John shares his expertise on radio, TV, online, and as a public speaker.