About Us

Nature's Call

Seeking adventure, solitude, exercise, rejuvenation or all of the above?  We've taken the hassle out of experiencing the mountains.

Every Day is an Adventure

Especially in the mountains!  Experience L.A.'s mountain ranges and national forests up close with scenic views, hiking, waterfalls, wildlife and more.   

Go Above and Beyond L.A.!

We'll take you there!  We are committed to providing a safe, stress-free, fun experience as we adventure out into rugged mountain terrain and back.  

Our Story



I'm Mindy, founder of Above & Beyond L.A. Tours, and I love the mountains!  The natural beauty inspires joy and serenity, hiking invigorates the mind and body, and sharing an adventure with others is just fun!  Hiking in the mountains around Los Angeles has been a favorite pastime of mine for several years, and I am passionate about sharing with others the benefits of being outdoors in a beautiful mountain setting. 


Inspired in Australia

 The idea for Above & Beyond L.A. Tours came from a Wildlife Tour experience while visiting Sydney, Australia with my mom and sister. The excursion was everything we had hoped it would be and more --an easy-going, fun, day trip out in nature, complete with a kangaroo sighting!  We picnicked, hiked and watched the sunset from the mountains, all in the company of fellow travelers.  Upon returning home from vacation I envisioned a similar mountain tour for Los Angeles (minus the kangaroos!) with its nearby mountain ranges and National Forests.  I saw a way to share with others all the things I love about the mountains, in a convenient, delightful, one-day experience.  The adventure of creating Above & Beyond L.A. Tours began. 


A Mountain Experience for All

 The mountains offer something for everyone and from the start, the goal has been to make a magnificent mountain experience available to everyone, regardless of age or fitness level.   Hiking is at your pace, whether fast, slow or in-between.  I invite you to join us as we venture out of the city for a day of natural beauty, awe-inspiring sights, mild to moderate physical activity, delicious food and lots of fun!  

Your Guide

Mindy has hiked hundreds of miles, solo and with friends. Some of her bigger hikes include Southern California's "6-Pack of Peaks"; summiting Mt. Whitney 4 years in a row (2015 - 2018); backpacking the Trans-Catalina Trail (2019); hiking Cactus to Clouds (2018); hiking the Grand Canyon, rim to rim (2018); summiting Yosemite's Half Dome (2018); and visiting the beautiful waterfalls of Havasupai by foot (2017). Big hikes or small, she loves them all!  

Guides are Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified 

CPUC Licensed TCP 0038511-A