50 Trail Runs in Southern California

Hit the trail with this expert guide to the hottest routes in Southern California.

  • Describes a wide range of trails located near major metropolitan areas
  • Seasoned trail runners offer advice on the increasingly popular sport

50 Trail Runs in Southern California

by Stan Swartz, James W. Wolff, Jr., and Samir Shahin, M.D.


     Southern California's accessible mountain and desert trails, not to mention its warm climate, make it one of the best US locations for the increasingly popular sport of trail running. The Santa Monica Mountains, the San Gabriel Mountains, the Santa Ynez Mountains, and the Cleveland National Forest offer trails suited to all levels of skill and commitment, amidst stunning natural settings just a short drive from the major metropolitan cities of Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and San Diego. This introductory guide to the sport includes all the information you need to get started, plus detailed descriptions of the most spectacular trails in the region.
     Stan Swartz is the founder of the Pacific Palisades Pacers Running Club and founder and director of the Trail Runners Club. James W. Wolff, Jr., is an active outdoorsman, runner, and marathoner. Samir Shahin, M.D., is a flight surgeon and accomplished triathlete and marathon runner. He trains by trail running.

240 pages, 5 ½ x 8 ½, 60 b&w photos, 51 maps, 50 elevation profiles, paperbound, $16.95, ISBN 0-89886-700-2. Rights: W.

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