Discover the magic of the Santa Monica Mountains! “Consult the Santa Monica Mountains Trail Guide and just moments later you’ll know where to go for a fun outdoors adventure,” declares author John McKinney. “These mountain trails will uplift your spirit.” Santa Monica Mountains Trail Guide is a collaboration between author John McKinney, former Los Angeles Times hiking columnist and author of 20 books about hiking and Tom Harrison, California’s premier mapmaker, long admired for his easy-to-read and accurate maps of the state’s parklands. The only range to bisect a major U.S. city, the Santa Monica Mountains boast a splendid scenic diversity with fine trails leading through woodlands, canyons, foothills and mountains. John McKinney’s proven trail accounts, along with Tom Harrison’s trusted maps will help you select—and take—a quality hike you’re guaranteed to like. Santa Monica Mountains Trail Guide features: · Colorful stories, clear maps, easy-to-follow directions · Best hikes for waterfalls, wildflowers, mountaintop vistas · Best hikes for families, friends, out-of-town guests · Nature walks, moderate hikes, all-day adventures Enjoy hikes on classic trails and brand-new pathways in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, plus all you need to know about the trails in Will Rogers, Topanga, Malibu Creek, Leo Carrillo and Point Mugu state parks. Saunter to the M*A*S*H movie and TV location near the magnificent gorge sculpted by Malibu Creek, hike a length of the majestic Backbone Trail that extends 65 miles across the mountains, chill-out at waterfalls in Temescal Canyon and Zuma Canyon, enjoy fabulous wildflower displays at Nicholas Flat and at Malibu’s Charmlee Park.
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John McKinney is the author of 20 books about hiking, parklands and nature, including The Hiker's Way: Hike Smart. Live Well. Go Green. For 18 years, McKinney, a.k.a. The Trailmaster, wrote a weekly hiking column for the Los Angeles Times and now writes articles and commentaries about nature and outdoor recreation for both print and online publications. A passionate advocate for the environment and our need to reconnect to nature, McKinney also shares his expertise on radio, TV, in the blogosphere and at www.TheTrailmaster.com. The native Southern Californian particularly likes to share the wonders of hiking around the Southland with his fellow SoCal residents, as well as with visitors from across America and around the world. McKinney counts as some of his fondest boyhood memories the times spent surfing the Malibu Coast and hiking and camping in the Santa Monica Mountains. John McKinney is the author of A Walk Along Land's End: Dispatches from the Edge of California on a 1,600-mile hike from Mexico to Oregon; Southern California, A Day Hiker's Guide; Orange County, A Day Hiker's Guide; Day Hiker's Guide to California's State Parks; Let's go Geocaching, plus many more books about hiking, nature, and outdoors recreation for both adults and children.
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Book Description The Trailmaster/Olympus Press 2011-01-27, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 9786575350. Bookseller Inventory # 720385