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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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Join seasoned outdoors authors Tom Stienstra and Ann Marie Brown on an unforgettable adventure. With their unique perspective and advice you can trust, Moon California Hiking has everything you need to know to explore California's gorgeous trails.

Moon California Hiking shows hikers the best way to experience all California has to offer-from breathtaking coastal walks north of Los Angeles to challenging backcountry treks in the Sierra Nevadas. Stienstra and Brown include unique trip ideas, including Best Desert Hikes, and Best Hikes for Redwoods. Complete with detailed regional maps, hiking tips, difficulty and quality ratings for each hike, Moon California Hiking provides hikers with all the necessary tools to head outdoors.

With expertly crafted maps and gorgeous photos, this guidebook gives you the tools you need to have an immersive and unique experience.

Moon California Hiking includes areas such as:
Shasta and Trinity
Lassen and Modoc
Mendocino and Wine Country
Sacramento and Gold Country
Tahoe and Northern Sierra
San Francisco Bay Area
Monterey and Big Sur
San Joaquin Valley
Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes
Sequoia and Kings Canyon
Santa Barbara and Los Angeles
San Diego

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Exploring more of the West Coast? Try Moon California Camping and Moon Yosemite, Sequoia, & Kings Canyon.

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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  • 101 Hikes Southern Ca, 3rd Ed
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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 Northern California Hiking (Moon Outdoors)

By Tom Stienstra

Avalon Travel Pub
Released: 2016-07-05
Paperback (648 pages)

Moon Northern California Hiking (Moon Outdoors)
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Seasoned outdoors authors Tom Stienstra and Ann Marie Brown know the best hiking trails in Northern California. This brand-new guidebook leads beginner and expert hikers alike to the best trails the northern part of the state has to offer. Complete with detailed regional maps, hiking tips, difficulty and quality ratings for each hike, Moon Northern California Hiking provides hikers with all the necessary tools to head outdoors.

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

By Shawnté Salabert

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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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

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

By Ann Marie Brown

Ann Marie Brown
Released: 2014-02-18
Paperback (432 pages)

Moon 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area (Moon Outdoors)
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Avid hiker and experienced travel writer Ann Marie Brown knows the best places to hike in the San Francisco Bay Area, from ocean-front and mountain trails to scenic walks through Wine Country. This fifth edition of Moon 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area includes new hikes, as well as a handy trail map for Marsh and South Pasture Loop. With helpful icons indicating access to historic sites, trails that are appropriate for children, wheelchair-accessible trails, and trailheads that can be accessed via public transportation, this guide is perfect for inexperienced and expert hikers alike.

Complete with difficulty levels from 1 to 5, Moon 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area provides hikers with first-rate expert advice and all the necessary tools to head outdoors.

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Northern California: Section Hiking from Tuolumne Meadows to Donomore Pass

By Philip Kramer

Mountaineers Books
Released: 2018-03-01
Paperback (324 pages)

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Northern California: Section Hiking from Tuolumne Meadows to Donomore Pass
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The most up-to-date, comprehensive guidebooks to one of the world’s premier long-distance trails―designed for section hikers but providing invaluable information for thru hikers, as well.
• The final two (of four) volumes for the entire 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)
• All-color photos, maps, elevation profiles, charts, and more
• Dream books―and precious gifts―for trail lovers everywhere

From the preeminent outdoor publisher in the West come the latest volumes in this new, unparalleled series of guidebooks to the region’s most famous trail.
The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail meanders north from California’s border with Mexico to the entrance of Manning Provincial Park in British Columbia, on the Washington State–Canada border. It’s a rigorous trail that has evolved since its earliest envisioning in 1926 to encompass approximately 2,650 miles of rich and varied terrain, traveling through some of the West Coast’s most beautiful country. It inspires hikers of all ages and abilities to imagine the ultimate wilderness journey.
The Southern California and Northern California guides of Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail complete the four-volume set written for hikers planning to just tackle the trail sections in their nearby region, those who will chip away at pieces of the whole trail over a lifetime, or trekkers who set out in the SoCal desert and charge all the way to Canada.
These are lushly attractive guidebooks--good reads and gorgeous to page through to boot―but they also offer invaluable hiking beta. Each volume focuses on section-by-section routes in each state (or region), and provides important details to help hikers plan and organize multi-night backpacks. Here’s what’s included with each expertly written guidebook:
• Trail sections that promote 4- to 10-night trips
• Smaller section legs allowing for easier planning and trail-time management
• Detailed camp-to-camp route descriptions
• Easy-to-understand route maps
• Clear references to the PCT’s established system of section letters, designating trail segments from south to north, Mexico to Canada, so hikers can easily cross reference other trail resources
• Details on specific campsites
• Most reliable water sources
• Access to and from various trail sections
• Info on permits, hazards, restrictions, and more
• Alternate routes and connecting trails
• Key wilderness sights along the way
• Suggested itineraries

Unlike other PCT guidebooks, this series focuses on section hikers, who make up the vast majority of adventurers on the trail. Only a handful of folks complete a thru-hike of the trail in one trip, but the trail’s popularity continues to grow. In 2015, long-distance hikers and horseback riders from all 50 states and 34 countries were issued permits to vacation on parts of the PCT. It is one of the seminal bucket list items for outdoor lovers, whether that means completing just your own state . . . and then the next . . . and then the next . . . or as far as your dreams will take you.

Hiking California's Wine Country: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hikes (Regional Hiking Series)

By Bubba Suess

Falcon Guides
Paperback (304 pages)

Hiking California s Wine Country: A Guide to the Area s Greatest Hikes (Regional Hiking Series)
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Hiking California's Wine Country covers 67 hikes in the area for hikers of all abilities. Up-to-date trail information and miles and directions will be featured throughout, as well as sidebars on local culture, trivia, and wildlife. GPS coordinates are available for all trailheads.

Hiking California's Trinity Alps Wilderness: A Guide To The Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures (Regional Hiking Series)

By Dennis Lewon

Falcon Guides
Paperback (272 pages)

Hiking California s Trinity Alps Wilderness: A Guide To The Area s Greatest Hiking Adventures (Regional Hiking Series)
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Each book includes: 
  • Up-to-date trail descriptions with mile-by-mile directional cues
  • Detailed trail maps and GPS coordinates
  • Difficulty ratings and average hiking times
  • A Trail Finder for the best hikes with dogs, with children, for great views, or for wildlife viewing
  • Information on fees and permits, contacts, attractions, restaurants, accommodations, and canine compatibility
  • Leave No Trace and wilderness safety tips and techniques
  • Many with full-color maps and photos!

Hiking California's Mount Shasta Region: A Guide to the Region's Greatest Hikes (Regional Hiking Series)

By Bubba Suess

Falcon Guides
Paperback (264 pages)

Hiking California s Mount Shasta Region: A Guide to the Region s Greatest Hikes (Regional Hiking Series)
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Hiking California's Mount Shasta Region covers 50 hikes in the area for hikers of all abilities. Up-to-date trail information and miles and directions will be featured throughout, as well as sidebars on local culture, trivia, and wildlife. GPS coordinates are available for all trailheads.

Best Dog Hikes Northern California (Where to Hike)

By Linda Mullally

Falcon Guides
Paperback (320 pages)

Best Dog Hikes Northern California (Where to Hike)
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This guidebook reveals the 51 best hiking trails in northern California that are dog friendly. Throughout are full-color maps and photos, helpful tips and sidebars, and tailored hike specs for leash requirements. Also included is information about dog packing and preparation before you hit the trail. The area covers northern California to the Oregon border, with the southernmost part including Big Sur and east across to Bishop, CA.


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