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I AM A SOCALHIKERSoCalHiker is the fastest-growing hiking, backpacking and outdoor adventure blog in Southern California. Founded in 2010, it has become the go-to resource for hiking and backpacking adventures.

SoCalHiker readers are active outdoor enthusiasts with a passion for hiking and backpacking all over Southern California — and areas beyond — including epic adventures like the John Muir Trail and the Lost Coast. Our audience and reach has grown well beyond our roots, encompassing adventures in Oregon, Utah, Arizona and soon, Florida.

Our website has an active community that believes in seeing new things, exploring new places, and living life to the fullest.  We help them do that with:

SoCalHiker has been featured in Men’s Journal, The Los Angeles Times, New Yorker Magazine, the BBC Travel Blog, Curbed LA, InsideHook, and was voted one of the Top 10 Hiking and Outdoor Blogs by USA Today readers.

In the month of January 2015, had 130,018 page views from 44,767 visitors — that’s over 1.5 million views a year!

As of May 26, 2015 has:

Our website is updated several times a week, and our social media channels daily.


Jeff is a great hiker and compelling writer. His knowledge of the outdoors, particular in Southern California, is substantial and his site continues to educate and entertain many hikers and non-hikers.” – Pete,

Jeff’s article on the Trans-Catalina Trail was extremely helpful when I decided to take the same trek over 37.5 miles (and more)! His tips and details saved me from the hazards one can run into when backpacking in the wilderness. is a valuable resource for anyone looking to enjoy the outdoors!” – Maria Brophy

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