Secret Walks: A Walking Guide To The Hidden Trails Of Los Angeles

Paperback | May 26, 2015

byCharles Fleming

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Secret Walks: A Walking Guide to the Hidden Trails of Los Angeles is a sequel to the popular Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles, and features another collection of exciting urban walks through parks, canyons, and neighborhoods unknown and unseen by most Angelinos. Each walk is rated for duration, distance, and difficulty, and is accompanied by a map.The walks, like those in Secret Stairs, are filled with fascinating factoids about historical landmarks-the original Bat Cave from Batman, the lake where Opie learned to fish on The Andy Griffith Show, or the storage barn for one of L.A.'s oldest wineries. The book also highlights the people who made the landmarks famous: the infamous water engineer William Mulholland; the convicted murderer and philanthropist Colonel Griffith J. Griffith; Charles Lummis, who walked from Cincinnati to Los Angeles to take a job on the L.A. Times; and tobacco millionaire Abbot Kinney, who dug canals to drain the marshes south of Santa Monica and create his American 'Venice.'Written in the entertainingly informed style that has made Secret Stairs a Los Angeles Times best-seller, Secret Walks is the perfect book for the walker eager to explore but tired of the crowds at Runyon Canyon or Temescal Park.

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Secret Walks: A Walking Guide to the Hidden Trails of Los Angeles is a sequel to the popular Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles, and features another collection of exciting urban walks through parks, canyons, and neighborhoods unknown and unseen by most Angelinos. Each walk is rated for duration, ...

Charles Fleming is the author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles, Secret Stairs East Bay: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Berkeley and Oakland, the national bestseller High Concept: Don Simpson and the Hollywood Culture of Excess, and co-author of...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.95 × 6.09 × 0.52 inPublished:May 26, 2015Publisher:Santa Monica PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1595800824

ISBN - 13:9781595800824

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'Those who think no one walks in L.A. probably just need to know where to look. From the author of the popular guide Secret Stairs comes Secret Walks, a follow-up that introduces adventurous hikers to the best hidden walks and trails of the city.-Larry Mantle, KPCC AirTalk "