About Hikespeak

Seth Smigelski
500 Trails Hikespeak

Hikespeak.com is a site for people who like to go online and go outdoors. The website was created by Seth Smigelski, a guy who likes to hike, take pictures, and write about it. Each of the over 500 trails on hikespeak.com was experienced, written about, and photographed by Seth Smigelski. Use the contact page to e-mail Seth directly. Please also use the contact for for any marketing and media opportunities, attention Jessica.

Hikespeak.com is “an online place for the outdoors” and aspires to become your go-to website for hikes, especially if you live in Los Angeles.

Your safety is your responsibility. Hikespeak.com encourages readers to visit the outdoors safely by being prepared and cautious. Hikespeak.com and Seth Smigelski are not responsible for anyone tripping, getting lost, sunburned, or otherwise harmed in the great outdoors. Pack plenty of water and an extra pair of socks (and have fun).

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5 Comments on About

  1. Clyde Kilgore says:

    Just stumbled on this website and it provides quite a lot of information that is valuable to me as I’m planning on a trip to Joshua Tree next month and want to do a few day hikes.

    Is there anyway to extract the GPS data from the maps? I’d like to load it to my GPSr to use while on the trail.

    Thanks for any help you may be able to provide me.

    Clyde Kilgore

  2. hikespeak says:

    Hi Clyde,

    Currently there is not a way to extract the info for GPS devices. You should be fine in JT without that, but it’s a great idea for a site improvement. I’ll see what I can do.


  3. hikespeak says:

    Update: GPS maps can now be downloaded from google maps when you open a gps map shown on hikespeak.com

  4. Alex says:

    We found this site to be tremendously helpful while visiting San Luis Obispo. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with all of these details and photos! Your site really did make our trip so much more fun.

  5. jessiehogue says:

    Any chance you’ll be adding any hikes in eastern Nor Cal – Mt. Shasta, Lassen Volcanic NP, Lake Tahoe, etc?

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