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San Diego (Falcon Guides Best Hikes Near)by Alexander Goya
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Take a Hike!
Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike?
Here are forty of the best hikes in the San Diego area, nearly all of them within an hours drive of the city. From forests and scenic vistas to beaches and quiet lagoons, this guide opens the door to a whole host of county, state, and city parks, all of them accessible year-round. Whether youre in the mood for an easy nature walk or a day-long hike, this guide offers plenty to choose from:
• Coronado Ferry
• Blacks Beach
• Blue Sky Ecological Preserve
• Broken Hill Trail
• Cowles Mountain
• Border Field State Park
Each hike features full-color photos; a route description; thorough directions to the trailhead (GPS coordinates included); a detailed, full-color trail map; and at-a-glance information on distance, difficulty level, hiking time, canine compatibility, and fees and permits. There is also a Trail Finder that categorizes each hike (e.g., for attractions such as beaches, views, and whale-watching, and for hikes suitable for families with kids); and information about local lore, points of interest, and the areas array of wildlife.
Featuring 40 of the best hikes in the greater San Diego area, this exciting new guidebook points locals and visitors alike to trailheads within an hour's drive of San Diego.
Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? In Best Hikes Near San Diego authors Alexander and Lynn Goya detail the best hikes within an hour's drive of the greater Houston area perfect for the urban and suburbanite hard-pressed to find great outdoor activities close to home. Each featured hike includes detailed hike specs, a brief hike description, trailhead location, directional cues, and a detailed map.
About the Author
Lynn Goya has moved from coast to coast as a travel writer. She has shared her findings through various media, from her Emmy-nominated work on the PBS television show Outdoor Nevada to her national print work for USA Today, Audubon, Outside Family, and others; her Las Vegas blog www.planeteyetraveler.com; and her book, Fun with the Family Las Vegas (Globe Pequot Press). She revels in exploring San Diegos trails with her son, Alexander Goya, a lifelong backpacker, rock climber, and adventurer.
Alexander Goya has been sharing his outdoor experiences with the public since he was in elementary school helping his mom as a regular on the Family Adventures segments of the PBS television show Outdoor Nevada. As a teen he has hiked Nevadas remote Ruby Crest Trail; the Grand Canyon rim to rim; from Juneau to Atlan, Canada; through numerous back trails of Hawaii; and throughout the rugged terrain of Zion National Park.
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