Ashley and I want to welcome you to our hiking blog and we hope that you find it helpful in locating and learning about great trails and hikes in Orange County, Southern California, and Beyond. This site originally began as a personal blog in 2007 to inform family and friends of the hikes we did and as a way to share pictures with them of the places we visited. After a while, we started receiving comments from other hikers asking us about the trails that we had been hiking. Because of the comments, we decided to change the blogs format, in early 2009, into a true website that was designed to help people find trails and hikes in Southern California.

What to expect: Brian and Ashley's Hiking Blog is a Site about Hiking in Orange County, Southern California, and beyond featuring detailed trail write-ups, trail maps, and advice on well over 120 different hikes. Our focus is primarily on the greater Southern California area, but as you will see when looking at our trail write-ups we have been branching out and expanding into new areas. We have trail write-ups for hikes in Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, Zion National Park, Mt. Whitney, and have trail write-ups for hikes in North Carolina and Kauai on our website. We plan on continuing to branch out and hike in new areas as well as explore new hiking locations in other National Parks. So if you are looking to find local trails in Orange County, Southern California, and beyond click on our Find a Hike Tab to get started. You can find us on Facebook and Twitter and can follow our adventures there as well.

On a personal Note: Hiking is a great relationship builder for those with significant others. Through our hiking experiences we have encountered numerous situations (The exhilaration of summitting the tallest mountains in Southern California, to the surprise of summer thunderstorms while on a hike, or the disappointment of not being able to reach your intended destination) that have helped build the character of our relationship. Brian is a graduate of Loyola Law School in downtown Los Angeles and is a Partner at Freeman Mathis & Gary, in Orange County, California. Ashley is a graduate of Cal State Fullerton and is an English and drama teacher.  We have also been blessed with two beautiful young children.

Feel free to drop us an email anytime with questions, if you have a hike you would like to recommend, or if you have products that you would like for use to review (ABhikingblog@gmail.com). If you have a question, we are more than happy to answer it if we can. Hope you enjoy our hiking blog.

If you are looking for a Guest Posts or media press information, please let us know. We have done guests posts for Sports Chalet, Fun Orange County Parks, Just Spotted, Hotels Cheap, and more!  We have been mentioned in media outlets such as CBS Los Angeles and KCET