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Moon California Hiking: The Complete Guide to 1,000 of the Best Hikes in the Golden State (Moon Outdoors)

By Tom Stienstra

Perseus-Avalon Travel Publishi
Released: 2016-05-31
Paperback (816 pages)

Moon California Hiking: The Complete Guide to 1,000 of the Best Hikes in the Golden State (Moon Outdoors)
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Pack a lunch, lace up your boots, and head out to discover the best hiking trails in the Golden State with Moon California Hiking.
  • A Hike for Everyone: Pick the right hike for you, from breathtaking coastal walks to challenging backcountry treks, with options ranging from easy day hikes to multi-day backpacking trips
  • Best Hikes Lists: Choose from strategic lists like Best Desert Hikes, Best Hikes for Redwoods, Fall Colors, Hikes with Kids, Waterfalls, Wildflowers, and more
  • Essential Planning Details: Each hike is marked with round-trip distance and hiking time and rated for scenic beauty and trail difficulty
  • Maps and Directions: Find easy-to-use maps, driving directions to each trailhead, and details on where to park
  • Skip the Crowds: Have the trail to yourself with recommended off-the-radar hikes
  • Expert Advice: Seasoned hikers Tom Stienstra and Ann Marie Brown offer their trusted insight and honest opinions on each trail
  • Tips and Tools: Advice on gear, first aid, and camping permits, plus background information on climate, landscape, and wildlife
Whether you're a veteran or a first-time hiker, Moon's comprehensive coverage and honest expertise will have you gearing up for your next adventure.

Exploring more of the Golden State? Try Moon California Camping. Hitting the road? Check out Moon California Road Trip.

Hiking Northern California: A Guide to the Region's Greatest Hiking Adventures (Regional Hiking Series)

By Bubba Suess

Falcon Guides
Released: 2017-07-01
Paperback (464 pages)

Hiking Northern California: A Guide to the Region s Greatest Hiking Adventures (Regional Hiking Series)
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Hiking Northern California, the revised edition, will be fully revised and updated. Northern California has 80-plus diverse hikes throughout the northern two-thirds of the Golden State, from the Oregon border to the Southern Sierras. This guidebook features more than 600 miles of trails, accurate and up-to-date trail maps, and all the information you need for planning enjoyable outings year-round. Hikes include short, leisurely strolls and demanding days-long excursions, from well-graded trails to rugged, cross-country scrambles.

101 Hikes in Southern California: Exploring Mountains, Seashore, and Desert

By Jerry Schad

MENASHA RIDGE PRESS
Paperback (288 pages)

101 Hikes in Southern California: Exploring Mountains, Seashore, and Desert
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Trek the diverse terrain of Southern California, from desert to beach to mountaintop, on an easy stroll or overnight adventure, with this ultimate guide to the 101 best hikes in the Southland. Covers the Santa Monica, San Gabriel, San Jacinto, and San Bernardino mountains, and the Mojave and Colorado deserts. This updated and revised edition of one of our best-selling guidebooks includes 12 new hikes and updated information for hikes from the previous edition. All trips have been rehiked for this update. Each trip includes a map, photos, trail highlights, and symbols to tell you the basics of the trip at a glance. Each map now includes key GPS coordinates.

Moon 101 Great Hikes San Francisco Bay Area (Moon Outdoors)

By Ann Marie Brown

Moon Travel
Released: 2018-06-05
Paperback (425 pages)

Moon 101 Great Hikes San Francisco Bay Area (Moon Outdoors)
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Moon Travel Guides: Your Adventure Starts Here

Whether you're trekking through the wildflowers of the South Bay or the redwood forests of Marin, get a breath of fresh air with Moon 101 Great Hikes San Francisco Bay Area.

  • Flexible Hiking Options: Hikes range from short, flat routes suitable for families to day-long, steep treks for more ambitious hikers, with options to extend or shorten many routes
  • Explore the Trails: All hikes are marked with difficulty ratings, features (such as dog-friendly or wheelchair-accessible) and highlights like waterfalls, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, and wildflowers
  • Maps and Directions: Follow easy-to-use maps and point-by-point navigation for each trail, including driving directions to trailheads, GPS coordinates, and public transit options when available
  • Top Hikes: Strategic lists like " Waterfalls," "Short Backpacking Trips," "Peak Vistas," and more will help you choose the right hike for you in Napa, Sonoma, Marin, the East Bay, San Francisco, the Peninsula, and the South Bay
  • Trusted Advice: Ann Marie Brown shares the experience and knowledge she's gained from hiking, biking, and camping in and around the Bay Area more than 150 days a year
  • Tips and Tools: Find essentials like health and safety information, trail etiquette, background on the landscape and history of the trails, and volunteer opportunities so you can help keep the trails as beautiful as you found them
Whether you're a veteran or a first-time hiker, Moon's practical tips and comprehensive coverage will have you ready to lace up your boots and hit the trails.

Looking for hikes beyond the Bay? Try Moon Northern California Hiking or Moon California Hiking. Ready for an overnight adventure? Check out Moon Northern California Camping or Moon California Camping.

50 Hikes with Kids California

By Wendy Gorton

Timber Press
Released: 2019-10-29
Paperback (284 pages)

50 Hikes with Kids California
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A Love of Nature Starts Here!
 
California kids live in a magnificent natural playground, and 50 Hikes with Kids California helps them explore its beaches, deserts, mountains, and forests. Scavenger hunts for every hike make it fun for families to learn about the region’s geology, flora, and fauna. For successful adventures with even the youngest trekkers, award-winning author Wendy Gorton includes a detailed map, trustworthy and intuitive directions, a difficulty rating, restroom info, and places to grab a snack nearby for every trip.

 

Hiking Southern California: A Guide to Southern California's Greatest Hiking Adventures (State Hiking Guides Series)

By Roddy Scheer

Falcon Guides
Released: 2019-10-01
Paperback (264 pages)

Hiking Southern California: A Guide to Southern California s Greatest Hiking Adventures (State Hiking Guides Series)
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Boasting a mild climate, incredible diversity, and thousands of miles of hiking trails, Southern California offers a gem for every hiker. Hiking Southern California is your ticket to rewarding adventures in the backcountry of the southern third of the Golden State, including Death Valley National Park, Mojave National Preserve, the San Gabriel Mountains, and Joshua Tree National Park. This new edition of the classic guidebook features detailed descriptions of more than 50 classic hikes, with accurate and up-to-date trail maps and all the information you need for planning enjoyable outings year-round. This book describes short, leisurely strolls and demanding excursions of several days. The hikes follow routes varying from gentle, well-graded trails to rugged, cross-country scrambles, including old favorites known to many and obscure routes known only to a few. Surveying the most awe-inspiring scenery in the region, Hiking Southern California will satisfy both beginning and veteran hikers.

Day Hiking Los Angeles: City Parks / Santa Monica Mountains / San Gabriel Mountains

By Casey Schreiner

Mountaineers Books
Released: 2016-11-01
Paperback (304 pages)

Day Hiking Los Angeles: City Parks / Santa Monica Mountains / San Gabriel Mountains
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• 125 of the best trails throughout the Los Angeles metro area


• Easy-to-use, well-organized guide to hiking in the greater Los Angeles area


• Hikes feature ocean views, waterfalls, coastal canyons, native grasslands, rocky peaks, desert wildflowers, and more








In Southern California, the city of Los Angeles alone covers more than 500 square miles. Yet beyond the freeways and suburbia, there is a surprising amount of hikeable green space and wilderness. This new guide details trails in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, the world’s largest urban national park stretching from the Pacific Coast right into Hollywood itself; the Santa Susana Mountains in Los Padres National Forest; Angeles National Forest, including the San Gabriels and Mount San Antonio, the highest point in Los Angeles County; the striking desert landscape of Antelope Valley; the Santa Ana Mountains; portions of the San Bernardino Mountains; Chino Hills State Park; and slivers of green space and city parks such as famed Griffith Park.

Moon Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon (Travel Guide)

By Ann Marie Brown

Moon Travel
Released: 2019-05-28
Paperback (368 pages)

Moon Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon (Travel Guide)
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Explore granite domes, thundering waterfalls, and towering trees: Moon Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon reveals the best of these stunning national parks. Inside you'll find:
  • Flexible Itineraries: Unique and adventure-packed ideas for day hikers, winter visitors, families with kids, campers, and more
  • The Best Hikes in Each Park: Detailed hike descriptions, individual trail maps, mileage and elevation gains, and backpacking options
  • Experience the Outdoors: Ride the open-air tram through Yosemite Valley or hike downhill from Glacier Point past roaring waterfalls. Drive the legendary Generals Highway or take a scenic bike ride to pristine lakes (and yes, more waterfalls!). Go for a horse-drawn wagon ride on a pioneer history tour or take a rock-climbing lesson. Walk among the goliaths of Sequoia's Giant Forest and stop at a historic lodge for dinner and a well-deserved drink
  • How to Get There: Up-to-date information on traveling between the parks, gateway towns, park entrances, park fees, and tours
  • Where to Stay: From campgrounds and rustic lodges to the Majestic Yosemite Hotel, find the best spots to kick back, both inside and outside the parks
  • Planning Tips: When to go, what to pack, safety information, and how to avoid the crowds, with full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Expertise and Know-How from seasoned explorer and outdoor expert Ann Marie Brown
Find your adventure in Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon national parks with Moon.

Visiting more of North America's incredible national parks? Try Moon USA National Parks or Moon Death Valley National Park. Hitting the road? Try Moon California Road Trip.

Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California: A Guide to the Region's Best Waterfall Hikes

By Tracy Salcedo

Falcon Guides
Released: 2015-08-30
Paperback (344 pages)

Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California: A Guide to the Region s Best Waterfall Hikes
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Waterfall hikes throughout northern California, from mossy cascades in the redwood forests of the extreme northwest to the storied stone-backed falls of Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada, are included in this guide. All waterfalls can be reached via a pleasant day hike (none more than 10-12 miles round trip), and are suitable for hikers of all ages. Whether you are looking for falls in your backyard, or seeking out cascades farther afield, this guide will take you there.

Day Hikes On the California Central Coast

By Robert Stone

Brand: Day Hike Books, Inc.
Paperback (320 pages)

Day Hikes On the California Central Coast
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The Central California coast has some of the most spectacular scenery in the state. Rugged coastal terraces are backdropped by mountain ranges that run parallel to the Pacific coastline. Picturesque communities dot a landscape abundant with valleys, white sand beaches, cool forests, and natural preserves. The surf crashes onto craggy headlands and carved canyons along the Big Sur stretch of coast.
Day Hikes On the California Central Coast includes 120 hikes along 400 miles of coastline between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The hikes describe how and where to access the best trails and features from Highway 1, offering many opportunities to explore the beautiful landscape. Highlights include tidepools, off-shore rock formations, huge dunes, wildlife observation sites, expansive overlooks, canyons, waterfalls, and lighthouses. The best trails in the state and county parks are featured, as well as city trails that are often overlooked. A wide range of hikes accommodates amateur to avid hikers.
Companion guides include Day Hikes Around Monterey and Carmel, Day Hikes Around Big Sur, Day Hikes Around San Luis Obispo, Day Hikes Around Santa Barbara, and Day Hikes On the California Southern Coast.


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