The greatest delight of spending some of my time in Pasadena, LA since autumn 2016 has been the chance to walk, most weekends, in the beautiful wildernesses of the San Gabriel Mountains. Here are some photos and descriptions of the walks my partner James Anderson and I have done together. We didn’t plan this page from the start of our hiking adventures, so we didn’t necessarily record all the information that would have been most helpful if you want to try them yourself, but maybe they’ll serve as appetisers nonetheless.

Where we give hike numbers, they’re from the classic hiking book Trails of the Angeles, by John W. Robinson and Dough Christiansen (we’re using the 9th edition). We give the metadata for each hike, but you can find descriptions and route instructions in the book. We also often find Modern Hiker a useful complement to the book, often providing more detailed descriptions than the book does. You can also find large-scale (1 inch to half a mile) maps for some of the hikes (those which coincide with the Pacific Crest Trail) via the Halfmile Project (you want California Section D).