Moon Take a Hike Los Angeles by Ann Marie Brown and Julie Sheer For someone who spends a lot of time in the Los Angeles area (as we do), or is planning a trip here and loves the outdoors, this book represents a must have. Not only does it cover wonderful hiking in Los Angeles County but it offers expanded horizons with information about hiking north of Santa Monica in the Santa Monica Mountains, the San Gabriel & Verdugo Mountains, and further south in Orange County.
Before you start your hike take a gander at the Introduction section which includes hiking tips and what to carry with you on your hikes. Also worth mentioning are the “best hikes” organized by category (waterfalls, family, summit views, wildflowers coastal etc). Some of our favorite hikes in the Hollywood Hills and the San Gabriel Mountains as well as Catalina escapes are also featured in this book. When Los Angeles comes up in conversation, hiking is certainly not the first topic discussed. Moon, Take a Hike Los Angeles brings the great So Cal outdoors to life and after reading this book you will clearly realize that there is so much more to the Los Angeles area than the urban sprawl it is often associated with.