Southern California Hiking
In The Hiker’s Way you will find descriptions of the best hikes in Southern California, lots of useful information for hikers, and other interesting data about the geography and wildlife of our natural areas. Southern California has a unique combination of complex geography and great weather. This allows for almost unlimited year round hiking adventures.
The primary goals of The Hiker’s Way are to encourage hiking for new and intermediate hikers, to provide information about challenging adventure hikes for advanced and intermediate hikers, and to promote Southern California as one of the best areas in the entire world adjacent to a major metropolis for hiking.
Check out the drop down menus above or click the links in the following sentences for access to different ways to find great hikes.There is a hiking by area menu, which will direct you to separate pages for different Southern California areas. You may want to start there with the All Southern California hikes page – all the hikes on this site are listed there, and then you can fine tune your selection process from that point. In addition there are hiking lists that can help you to choose a hike by type. Also, Hikers U provides lots of great information that you may find helpful for your hiking adventures. So check out the maps and hike descriptions, pick a hike, and go for it. The beauty, excitement, and diversity of nature are right here – you just need to get out there and enjoy Southern California Hiking!
The Hiker’s Way is the creation of Jim Sugel. After relocating to Southern California from Chicago, and working in software development, he began hiking here in 2000. Jim has since hiked and explored all the major mountain ranges and desert areas in Southern California, and is now gaining experience and training in both climbing and canyoneering, skills that afford opportunities to explore more remote areas. He also loves backpacking here in Southern California and in other magnificent areas like the Sierra Nevada and Utah. Jim’s current interests include web technology, SEO, and screenwriting.