Best Hikes in the Santa Monica Mountains


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  • Group size 50 people
  • Instructor Modern Hiker's Casey Schreiner

Slicing into one of the densest urban areas in the country, the Santa Monica Mountains are home to the nation's largest urban national park unit and some of the West Coast's most exemplary hiking. Learn about some of the best hiking adventures in this stunning region of coastal peaks, wildflower-filled meadows, and cascading waterfalls from Casey Schreiner, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Modern Hiker. In a brand new presentation, he highlights some of the superlative trails from his new guidebook "Day Hiking Los Angeles." The presentation will be followed by a Question and Answer session and a book-signing. Modern Hiker is the #1 hiking blog on the West Coast and has been encouraging people to explore trails since 2006. "Day Hiking Los Angeles" (Mountaineers Books) is the most up-to-date printed hiking guide for Southern California and has been winning praise from readers and critics alike for its welcoming and engaging prose and meticulous attention to detail. The book entered its second printing in early 2018 and is the most up to date hiking guidebook for the Los Angeles region.

    Activity location

    Woodland Hills REI

    6220 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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