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About the site

(a pandemic project)

Welcome to LA Transit to Trails, a curated list of transit-friendly hiking areas around the Los Angeles area.  All the transit and walking directions here have been verified in person and include useful tips such as where to fill your water bottle, get a snack or go to pee after that long bus ride.  This is not intended to be a comprehensive directory, but I hope it inspires you to explore some of the amazing LA-area day-hikes easily reachable by bus and train!

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions don't hesitate to let me know!



Why don't you use google maps for walking directions?
Google's walking directions are ridiculous. Here's an example: Beverly/Greenleaf bus stop to Turnbull Canyon trail.  The directions here on LATtT and their corresponding CalTopo maps are created by a person actually walking the shortest, best route.
How to use the walking directions maps?
Click on the map to open it in CalTopo.  Icons show the location of the bus stop, walking path, trailhead, and nearby amenities.
bus stop
drinking water
public toilet
food shop
Why isn't my favorite trailhead listed?
Considerations for including hike areas are pretty subjective. Areas with a large number of trails, longer or more interesting hikes, far from other hiking opportunities, popularity, distance from a transit stop are some of the criteria. Any one outstanding quality can override the negatives, so, for example, a really amazing trail can justify a too-long walk from the bus.

...or maybe I just haven't found it yet. If you know of an area or trail you'd like me to check out, write
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