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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.

100 Classic Hikes: Northern California: Sierra Nevada, Cascades, Klamath Mountains, North Coast and Wine Country, San Francisco Bay Area

By John Soares

Brand: Mountaineers Books
Released: 2018-06-01
Paperback (288 pages)

100 Classic Hikes: Northern California: Sierra Nevada, Cascades, Klamath Mountains, North Coast and Wine Country, San Francisco Bay Area
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* Completely revised and updated
* All trails thoroughly researched, with 13 new hikes and 80 new color photos
* detailed driving directions to every trailhead, including GPS coordinates

No one knows this premier hiking region better than long-time author JohnSoares, who now offers his fourth and fully updated edition of 100 ClassicHikes: Northern California.
 
The isolated beaches, rolling foothills,old-growth forests, mountain lakes, and rugged peaks of Northern Californiabeckon residents and visitors alike. This new all-color edition not only offersevery hiker the best of nature exploration, it's also an addition to theliving-room coffee table.
 
New hikes in this edition include:
* 2 in the Bay Area, including the Coastal Trail in San Francisco
* 5 in the redwoods and along the coast north of the Bay Area
* 4 in the Sierra Nevada, including two summits: Ellis Peak and Sierra Buttes
* 2 in the Russian Wilderness in the Klamath Mountains
 
The hikes range from moderate half-day walks toweek-long backpacking trips in the top wild destinations, including:
 
* Desolation Wilderness and the Northern SierraNevada
* Lassen Volcanic National Park
* Mount Shasta and nearby peaks and lakes
* Trinity Alps Wilderness, Marble MountainWilderness, and Russian Wilderness
* Redwood National and State Parks
* Mendocino and Sonoma County coasts
* Bay Area and Wine Country hills

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.

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California: Section Hiking from Campo to Tuolumne Meadows

By Shawnté Salabert

Brand: Mountaineers Books
Released: 2017-11-15
Paperback (324 pages)

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California: Section Hiking from Campo to Tuolumne Meadows
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  • Mountaineers Books Hiking the Pct So. California - 9781594858802
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The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) traces a 2,650-mile route from the California-Mexico border north to the border of Washington and Canada. While many hikers attempt a thru-hike every year, beginning in Campo, California and connecting their footsteps all the way to Manning Park, B.C., even more people enjoy "section hiking" tackling the trail in bits and pieces.

This guidebook serves as a road map to section hiking the Southern California portion of the PCT, beginning at its southern terminus in Campo and ending 942.5 miles north at Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park. From the magical cactus gardens of the Mojave Desert to the snowy peaks of the High Sierra, this book covers one of the most biologically and geologically diverse portions of the PCT. Author Shawnté Salabert serves as your personal trail guide along the way, offering informative route descriptions, interesting sidebars, and colorful stories that will deepen your experience on this iconic trail, whether you're headed out for a weekend, a week, or a month.

Each volume of this new series focuses on section-by-section pieces of the PCT and includes the following features:

  • Inspirational full-color guides with over 150 color photographs in each
  • Trail sections of 4- to 10-night trips
  • Detailed camp-to-camp route descriptions
  • Easy-to-understand route maps and elevation profiles
  • Details on specific campsites and most-reliable water sources
  • Road access to and from various trail sections
  • Info on permits, hazards, restrictions, and more
  • Alternate routes and connecting trails
  • Clear references to the PCT's established system of section letters, designating trail segments from Mexico to Canada so you can easily cross-reference the guides with other PCT resource
  • Key wilderness sights along the way
  • Suggested itineraries

Walkabout Northern California: Hiking Inn to Inn

By Tom Courtney

Wilderness Press
Released: 2019-02-19
Paperback (240 pages)

Walkabout Northern California: Hiking Inn to Inn
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Plan and Enjoy Self-Guided Inn-to-Inn Hikes

Leave the car behind, and go on a multiday hiking adventure in Northern California. Cross the Sierra in the footsteps of pioneers, staying in cabins beside clear mountain lakes. Take a romantic stroll along the beautiful Mendocino Coast, and sample gourmet cuisine at inns overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Explore the hydrothermal landscapes in Lassen Volcanic National Park, where you can relax with a muscle-soothing soak in hot springs. Walkabout Northern California gives you the information you need to create a wilderness vacation that lets you end each day with a comfortable bed, a great meal, and perhaps even a hot tub.

This fully updated, full-color edition describes 14 walks (or walkabouts) in the wilds of Northern California: along the Pacific Coast, through the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in the Cascades, and around the parklands of the San Francisco Bay. Each entry includes all the necessary details to create a memorable and invigorating vacation―with a map, mile-by-mile details of the route, logistical tips on places to stay and eat, and inspirational ideas to simplify your travel and reconnect with nature’s rhythm. Some hikes can take a week, but many can be enjoyed in a weekend. Some are challenging, but many are perfect for the casual hiker. With a light day pack and a few reservations, you can travel for days along California’s breathtaking coastline or over its vast mountain ranges. Follow author Tom Courtney on a northern California walkabout, so you can create a human-powered vacation in wilderness and in comfort.

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.

101 Hikes in Northern California: Exploring Mountains, Valley, and Seashore

By Matt Heid

Wilderness Press
Paperback (336 pages)

101 Hikes in Northern California: Exploring Mountains, Valley, and Seashore
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101 Hikes in Northern California by Matt Heid benefits readers by narrowing down the multitude of options for hiking in Northern California to the very best of the best adventures. It is distinct from other similar guidebooks in that it covers the northern two-thirds of the state, including nearly the entirety of the Sierra Nevadas south to Kings Canyon National Park, and the entire Big Sur region along the coast south to Silver Peak Wilderness. It also provides significant geographic diversity: hikes are spread out across the entire region.

No matter where you are in northern California, you can find a hike in the book within a short drive. The guide is unique in the amount of natural history information it provides, especially the geologic stories of the featured destinations. It provides not just the essential directions for completing a hike, it enhances the experience by telling the story of how the landscape came to be the way it is.

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.


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