Other Sierra Club-related sites:

Sierra Club Angeles Little Hikers Section:

Orange County Inspiring Connections Outdoors:

National Sierra Club’s ICO page

Sierra Club Angeles Chapter’s Easy Hikers section:

Sierra Club coloring book:

Sierra Club

Sierra Club – Angeles Chapter

Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Outings

Angeles Chapter Hundred Peaks Section Peak List

Angeles Chapter Hundred Peaks Section Trip Archives


Local parks and hikes:

Santa Monica Mountains – Plan Your Visit

Santa Monica Mountains Institute

Malibu Creek State Park

Franklin Canyon Park

Griffith Park

Will Rogers State Historical Park

Temescal Gateway Park

Topanga State Park

Local Hikes

Dan’s Hikes in the San Gabriels and Beyond

Hikes in the San Gabriel Mountains and the Angeles National Forest



And other related environmental links:


California Department of Parks and Recreation 

Orange County Tidepool Docent/Educator Training Manual


The Outdoor Enthusiast’s Guide to Bugs

Friends of Griffith Park

Sky and Telescope – This Week’s Sky at a Glance

NASA’s Climate Kids:

Where the Other You Lives:


National Wildlife Federation Kids site:

Kids’ Science Challenge:

World Wildlife Foundation Kids site:

A Guide to the Side of the Sea:

The Ultimate Hiking Guide:

Hiking Guide for Beginners:

Earthwatch Institute (provides grants for teachers and students):

Teton Science School (opportunities for teachers in students in Jackson Hole, WY):



Note: Most ranger stations at the parks can supply trail maps.



McKinney, John., Wild L.A.: A Day Hiker’s Guide; Santa Barbara, CA; Olympus Press, 2003.

McKinney, John and Harrison, Tom; Santa Monica Mountains Trail Guide, The Trailmaster Olympus Press, 2011.

Schad, Jerry., Afoot & Afield in Los Angeles County; Berkeley, CA; Wilderness Press, 2003.

Schad, Jerry, Top Trails Los Angeles; Berkley, CA; Wilderness Press, 2004.

Stone, Robert, Day Hikes Around Los Angeles: 82 Great Hikes; Day Hike Books, Inc, 2003.


Video Links:

 “The Child in Nature”


[Service Group at Yosemite National Park. Photo credit: Rob Selzer]