Well, no input on hiking ,tooo many years ago for that, but:
The Rt 33 area has some great driving roads that lead into a scenic back area. The town of Ojai is interesting.
Smith Mtn, is close to LA. There should be mostly fire damage from the fires a few years ago.
Little rain out here so our hills are "Calif Golden" rather than green.
It is also by some great mtn driving roads.
However, if you are in town Sat or Sun Feb 18-19 why not drive out to our Drivers School??
Paul Blankenship AROSC
76 Alfetta GT -Track and daily driver; 88 Milano - a continuing project