Hiking in Ventura County

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Ventura County is located in Southern California, just north of Los Angeles County, along the Pacific Coast. The primary hiking pages for the Los Angeles region, which includes Ventura County, can be found on the Southern California Hiking site. This page includes links to some of the information from the Southern California hiking pages that are specifically relevant to hiking in Ventura County.

Notable Hikes in Ventura County

Books on Southern California Hiking

  • A Day Hikers Guide to Southern California, John McKinney, 1998 - This is an excellent guide for the beginning hiker. It provides good directions and tips but is certainly not comprehensive, omitting several popular hikes.

  • 101 Hikes in Southern California,Jerry Schad, 1996 - This book has been described as the classic book on Southern California hikes. It has accurate directions and good descriptions of the hikes and covers a wide range of hikes from the easy to the strenuous.

  • Trails of the Angeles: 100 Hikes in the San Gabriels, John Robinson, 1998 - This book has been described as the classic book for hiking in the San Gabriel mountains.

  • California Waterfalls, Ann Marie Brown, 2000 - This book describes mpore than 200 waterfalls in California, quite a few of which are in Southern California. While many of these Southern California falls are small during the dry season near the end of the summer, in early and mid-spring they can be quite a sight.
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