HIKE Los Angeles


Best Day Hikes in L.A.’s Parks, Preserves and Wild Places

“When John McKinney says, ‘Take a hike!’ you know it will be a good one.”
Larry Mantle, host of AirTalk, KPCC

  • Easy-to-use guide to the best hikes around greater Los Angeles. Complete with colorful stories, proven trail accounts, clear maps and directions.
  • Discover L.A.’s hidden beauties and surprising natural treasures on city trails, mountain trails, and coastal trails.

Three great reasons to hike L.A. are the variety of vistas, the connection to the film industry, and the wonderful diversity of hikers you meet along the way. L.A.’s green scene has been upgraded, miles of safe and scenic trails constructed, and there are new ways to reach the great outdoors via public transit. This new guide details L.A.’s very best trails from the heart of the city to the suburban edge, including Elysian Park, along the Arroyo Seco, in the Verdugo Mountains and Baldwin Hills. Get an insider’s view of the best beach hikes from Palos Verdes to Malibu. Every Trail Tells a Story. Hike on!

Companion guides include HIKE Griffith Park and the Hollywood Hills, HIKE the Santa Monica Mountains, HIKE the San Gabriel Mountains, and HIKE Southern California.