HIKE Southern California: A Day Hiker’s Guide


“A Southern California classic.”Los Angeles Times 

  • 140 of the very best hikes in Southern California, all in one book.
  • Choose from nature trails, moderate hikes, all-day adventures. Complete with colorful stories, trusted trail accounts, easy-to-follow maps.
  • Discover wildflowers, waterfalls, and breathtaking views with the help of the new 2019 edition of our most popular guide.

Other regions have tall mountains, forests, deserts and an awesome coastline, but only Southern California has all of them – and four-season hiking! Answer nature’s call and take a hike on the best trails in the San Gabriel Mountains, Santa Monica Mountains, San Bernardino Mountains; in Orange County, San Diego County, Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park; in famed Griffith Park, on Catalina Island, around Ojai and Santa Barbara – and so much more. New and classic hikes with updates of any trails recovering from wildfire. You’re guaranteed to find a hike (many hikes!) you’ll like in this “greatest hits” collection from Trailmaster John McKinney. Every Trail Tells a Story. Hike On!

Companion guides: HIKE the San Gabriel Mountains, Hike the Santa Monica Mountains, HIKE Griffith Park & Hollywood Hills, HIKE Santa Barbara