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Welcome to Dan's Hiking Pages:
Hikes in the San Gabriels and Beyond!

Dan Simpson
25 Years Hiking the San Gabriels
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My name is Dan Simpson. I love to hike and to help others enjoy the sport! Since I live in Azusa, California, at the mouth of the San Gabriel Canyon, the San Gabriel Mountains / Angeles National Forest is my primary hiking venue. Since I launched Dan’s Hiking Pages in May 2003, it's been my pleasure to help thousands of hikers venture into the San Gabriels and beyond.

The heart of this website are write-ups for more than 80 hikes, mostly in the San Gabriel Mountains, but some also in Griffith Park, the Verdugo Mountains, Joshua Tree National Park, and Oahu, Hawaii. I also present a guide to waterfalls. In my write-ups, I endeavor to provide clarity, accuracy, and completeness in order to give hikers the confidence that they can use my descriptions to hike safely, enjoyably, and successfully.

My hiking blog primarily offers narratives of my various hikes while providing links back to the hike descriptions. My hiking Facebook community page provides a space to interact with other hikers and outdoor lovers and to get notifications on updates to my hiking website and blog, as well as events, news, forest closures, volunteer opportunities, and more.

I have greatly valued meeting many hikers, both electronically and on the trail, who have expressed appreciation for Dan's Hiking Pages and Blog. I am gratified that I can help others to be enriched by venturing into the great outdoors and soaking in its beauty. Happy hiking! icon

Disclaimer - Hiking, along with all types of outdoor recreation, has inherent risks, and you assume all those risks when you hit the trail. See full disclaimer here.

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While the temperatures are moderate and snow lingers in higher elevations, here are some suggestions for excellent front-range hikes as spring transitions to summer:
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Minding the seasons is an important practice for safely and enjoyably hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains. Read more here.

Books - There are several good guide books for hiking in Southern California. Read my reviews.

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ANF Temporarily Closes High-Use Areas for Public Safety (4-3-20)

John W. Robinson, legendary author, dies at 88 on April 24, 2018 (5-9-18)

Mount Baldy: Hiker falls to death trying to help friend (2-3-16)

Man survived 1,000-foot fall near Mt. Baldy / Injured hiker rescued using ‘Text-to-911’ (1-29-16)

Station Fire Closure Lifted (5-20-14)

Missing firefighter died instantly in a cliff-side fall (7-1-14)

Permanent access to Fish Canyon Falls provided (6-18-14)

Student Dies After Jumping Into Pool at Hermit Falls (11-12-13)

Williams Fire 2012 burns 4,192 acres (9-7-12)

One hiker killed, two safe in Eaton Canyon (8-9-12)

Pasadena man dies in weekend filled with mountain rescues (1-23-12)

Farewell to hiking author Jerry Schad (9-25-11)

Body found in ANF may be that of missing hiker (4-4-11)

On the road again - Route 39, Crystal Lake access reopens (4-2-11)

Take precautions when hiking in winter (12-18-10)

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