SoCal Hiker is one of the best hiking blogs on the web.


About SoCal Hiker

Jeff Hester created SoCal Hiker while preparing to thru-hike the John Muir Trail. His goal? Create guides for the best hiking trails throughout Southern California–and occasionally beyond. He personally hike each trail to create these guides, sharing practical advice on gear and outdoor skills. 

Living in a metropolis, many people have no idea how many great hikes are available right here in our backyard. One of his goals for SoCal Hiker is to correct that misunderstanding. But his primary goal is selfish-service. He will be developing a resource of favorite local hikes and backpack trips, complete with advice, tips, trip reports, checklists and “how-to.” He’d like to create printable  trip packs that give you trailhead directions, a trail map, and all the extra details that make the hike more enjoyable.


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