Hiking in Southern California

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Southern California has hiking for just about everyone. There are short trails for the beginning hiker, and long interconnected backbone trails for those seeking multi day treks. The climate ranges from cool on the coast to desert inland. There are waterfalls and desert rock formations in different parts of the region.

The Southern California region ranges from Ventura County through San Diego, and from Los Angeles to San Bernadino counties. There is good There is good hiking in all of these areas, but for now, most of the hikes on the site are located in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Near Los Angles, there is really good hiking in the mountains near Pasadena, and in the Santa Monica mountains.

Visit our Discussion Forum for Southern California Hikes for additional information or queries about hiking in Southern California.

On the hikes page of this site you will find descriptions of individual hikes, including a hike to "The Grotto", an Underground Cavern and pool near Malibu. You can read about Sycamore Canyon Falls, and visit the Sulphur Spring in Cheeseboro Canyon. In the fall, the foliage in this canyon comes cloas to what you would expect to see in the Northeast U.S. You can also view photos from a hike to Eagle Rock in Topanga State Park.

The site also includes links to the web sites of local hiking and conservation organizations, and pointers to maps of the region.

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