If you are not starting your hikes super early, it will get hot outside. Most of the hikes in LA area are not covered. So better to bring some sunscreen with you.
Here is some I used during hikes Sunscreen Spray
The mountain and ocean side hikes are always windy, lip balm is need to have item, if you don’t want to have your lips broken.
Here is some I used during hikes: Beeswax
Los Angeles weather is sunny most of the time, the good pair of hiking sunglasses will make hikes more enjoyable
Here is some I used during hikes: There too many different types of sport glasses you should try them in person before buying them.
Almost everyone will need to use a first aid kit at some time. You can get cuts and blisters during hikes. Make time to prepare hiking kits for your family’s safety. First aid kits may be basic or comprehensive. The second skin is best way to fight with blisters.
Here is some I used during hikes: First Aid Kit
Waterproof container/ zip begs
This begs are great from storing fresh cut fruits to your cellphone. You will use more then you think. So buy bigger box.
Here is some I used during hikes: Ziploc
Knife or multi-tool
If you like to eat some fresh fruits during hike and share with others, this will be great item to have in your backpack
Jacket / windbreaker
If you go higher into mountains or start early in the morning it will be windy. Remember wear less and put more layers on later, when you will cold.
Keep some t-shirts in the car or backpack, when you are done with hiking you will want to take of your sweaty clothes and put something fresh
Hiking shoes and woolen socks
Best way to enjoy any hike is in comfortable shoes. If you are planning to hike longer then an hour you better put on woolen socks even in summer. This will make your feet drier and hike more enjoyable.
Some people hate hats some people love them. This will be great protection from sun or rain.
Make sure to pick correct backpack so it will not heart your back during hikes. You are going to carry lots of stuff inside and good backpack will make big difference.
This small backpack is good for 1-2 hours hikes
Water bottles or hydration system
Carry at least 0.5 l water per 1.5 miles hike, keep hydrated all the time