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A New Version Of One Of SoCal’s Beloved Hiking Classics Is Released In Time For Pandemic Hikers




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Cover of the book "“Trails of the Angeles: 100 Hikes in the San Gabriel Mountains,” 10th edition by David Harris

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After three years of hikes and research, author David Harris has released an updated version of John W. Robinson’s beloved hiking book “Trails of the Angeles: 100 Hikes in the San Gabriel Mountains,” a touchstone for SoCal hikers.

Robinson, who passed away in 2018, initially penned the trail guide in 1971. The book became a bible for hikers in the area, going on to sell 100,000 copies in 50 years of uninterrupted publication. Hikes in the book range from easy, one-mile outings to multi-day backpacking trips, all in a region that spans from Placerita Canyon near Santa Clarita to Cucamonga Peak in Rancho Cucamonga. Harris updated the book and substituted out old trails (some damaged or no longer maintained) for fresher options. A new iOS app even allows hikers to find the trails using digital maps. The book comes as many people in the Los Angeles area have been turning to hiking during the pandemic, which has remained one of the few weekend diversion options fully available to visitors throughout the pandemic.

Today on AirTalk, we’re discussing the new edition of John W. Robinson’s classic guide with co-author David Harris. Are you a hiker that has used “Trails of the Angeles” to explore the local environment? We want to hear from you! Give us a call at 866-893-5722.

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David Harris, author and co-author of several hiking books including “Trails of the Angeles: 100 Hikes in the San Gabriel Mountains,” 10th edition (Wilderness Press, 2021), an updated edition of the classic by John W. Robinson