Matt Jaffe

  • Award-winning magazine journalist and book author who writes about outdoor recreation, travel, and the environment
  • Senior writer at Sunset magazine, focusing on hiking trails and parks in the American West
  • Co-author of "The Santa Monica Mountains: Range on the Edge"


Matt Jaffe, an avid hiker who has explored trails throughout the U.S., is a senior writer at Sunset magazine, focusing on hiking trails and parks in the American West. He is the co-author of "The  Santa Monica Mountains: Range on the Edge," a natural and cultural history of a small but significant mountain range that runs through Los Angeles. Jaffe also wrote six articles about hiking for ThoughtCo.


Matt Jaffe graduated from the University of Illinois and spent his senior year studying in Canterbury, England, and traveling and hiking throughout Europe. He earned a master’s degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.


Matt Jaffe is the co-author of "The Santa Monica Mountains: Range on the Edge."

Matt Jaffe


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