L.A.'s green spaces and tranquil places are closer than you think! Here are hiking experts' favorite respites from city life, from mountain retreats to romantic beaches, all in LA County. This guide offers trail-tested advice for a safe and enjoyable outdoor day. It includes hikes for every level of ability, from family nature trails to challenging all-day adventures, and is complete with clear directions to trailheads and accurate maps. Here are LA County's best hikes for views, romance, waterfalls, and wildflowers, among other categories.John, McKinney is the author of 'L.a. County A Day Hiker's Guide', published 2006 under ISBN 9780934161312 and ISBN 0934161313.