The local paper in Simi Valley, CA, profiles Jim Zuber, the guy who started localhikes.com.
The website currently has more than 2,000 nationwide hikes listed, of which 300 are in Southern California.
“You can spend 10 years hiking in Southern California and never hike the same trail twice,” Zuber said.
After typing in the website, visitors can enter a ZIP code to get a list of every local trail available. Keywords can also be used to search the hiking site.
I confess I haven’t used this site much, though I have had a link to it on my rail since way back when. Being able to search by zipcode is nifty, and all the trails have GPS-based topo maps and elevation profiles, which is pretty handy. Might be a good link to have on your laptop if you go on business trips that include hours of dead time. (Las Vegas, for instance, has tons of trails nearby).