LA Times Best Seller! Day Hikes Around Los Angeles includes 135 hikes in and around a 50-mile radius of the city. Now in its updated 5th edition (with 53 additional hikes), this book has made the LA Times Bestseller List for several years. Residents and adventuresome travelers will find the book essential to discovering an amazing number of hiking opportunities. Despite the imminent presence of the city, there are thousands of acres of natural, undeveloped land with hundreds of miles of trails. Hikes range from boardwalk strolls along the ocean to shady canyon trails that lead to far-reaching overlooks. Intriguing metropolitan walks are also included. Highlights include year-round waterfalls, wildlife preserves, lighthouses, Griffith Park (the country's largest municipal park), the famous "HOLLYWOOD" sign, ruins such as Sunken City and the abandoned Echo Mountain complex, quiet canyon trails, panoramic vistas of the city and coastline, and the rugged terrain of the San Gabriel Mountains (new to 5th edition). All levels of hiking are included, with an emphasis on a mid-range hikes. Companion guides include Day Hikes Around Orange County (south of LA), Day Hikes Around Ventura County (north of LA), Day Hikes On the Southern California Coast, and Day Hikes On the Central California Coast.
Robert Stone has been writer, photographer, and publisher of Day Hike Books for more than a decade. Robert has hiked every trail in the Day Hike Book series. With 20 hiking guides in the series, he has hiked over a 1000 trails throughout the western United States and Hawaii.