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Best Coast Hikes of Northern California: A Guide to the Top Trails from Big Sur to the Oregon Border

Walking / Outdoor GuideOut of Print

By: Mark J Soares

268 pages, 22 b/w photos, 49 maps

Sierra Club Books

Paperback | Sep 1989 | #131383 | ISBN: 0871569043
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In this comprehensive guide to the spectacular Northern California coast, Marc J. Soares describes 75 scenic trails for people of all levels of hiking skill. Hikes range from gentle afternoon walks for the whole family to more strenuous full- and multi-day adventures. Each listing includes the length of the hike, the degree of difficulty, directions to the trailhead, a route map, and the best seasons to enjoy the wildflowers, views, and waterfalls. Appendices include hikes that are best for bird watching, trails suitable for horseback riding, wheelchair-accessible hikes, and trails on which dogs are permitted. Hikers will discover: Humboldt and Del Norte Counties: Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Miner's Ridge Trail, and Tall Trees Grove and Redwood National Park Mendocino and Sonoma Counties: The Lost Coast, Sinkyone Wilderness State Park, Bodega Dunes, and Russian Gulch Falls Marin County and San Francisco Bay Area: Tomales Point, Point Reyes National Seashore, Mount Tamalpais, Stinson Beach, Inverness, Muir Beach, and Angel Island Big Sur and Monterey: China Beach and Sea Lion Rocks in Point Lobos State Park, Big Sur River, and Soberanes Canyon "Best Coast Hikes of Northern California" is an invitation to residents and travelers alike to discover and enjoy incomparable trails along one of the world's most scenic coastlines.


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