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San Francisco: Including San Jose, Oakland, and Santa Rosa (60 Hikes Within 60 Miles)
Synopses & Reviews
It's time to take a hike! No more excuses like "there's nowhere to go around here," "the woods are too far from the city," or "I don't have time to wander the trails." With 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco as your guide, you have dozens of places to hike to your heart's content, and most within an hour's drive or less. 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco blows the lid off the myth that you can't have a great hike close to home. The Bay area may be ever-expanding, but there are still plenty of super hiking options: short hikes, long hikes, hikes for kids, rural hikes, wildflower hikes, dog-friendly hikes, and many others.
Inside you will find: trail descriptions that allow you to access each trail before you hike it; GPS-based trail maps that provide you with accurate trail information; trail profiles to help you visualize altitude gain and loss; directions to the trailheads.
Whether you live in San Jose, Oakland, Mill Valley, or Berkeley, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco provides the information necessary for you to choose the perfect day hike, as well as maps, directions, trail lengths, hiking times, highlights, and a wealth of details about the trail itself. So lace up those boots, sling that daypack, and hit the trail!
Bay Area parks and preserves offer a dramatic variety of landscapes, from rugged redwood-forested canyons to breezy coastal bluffs, grassy rolling hills to sunny chaparral-coated hillsides. Well-known destinations such as Point Reyes National Seashore, Mount Diablo State Park, Mount Tamalpais State Park, and many other more obscure jewels of the Bay Area park system are just a short drive from the heart of San Francisco. 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: San Francisco guides readers to a splendid assortment of trails in the 9 counties surrounding one of the world's most beautiful cities. A gentle Mediterranean climate encourages year round hiking and provides such seasonal splendors as carpets of colorful wildflowers, rushing waterfalls, and creekbeds littered with maple and oak leaves. Whether hikers crave a quick and easy get-out-of-town stroll or a challenging day-long trek through wilderness, this book is the perfect trailblazer, for City natives and first-time visitors alike.
About the Author
A native of rural New Jersey, Jane Huber lived in Boston and New York City before moving to San Francisco in 1991. Once she got over the shock of driving a stick shift pickup truck up and down San Francisco's steep streets, Huber began venturing out of the city to explore Bay Area parks and preserves. Seeking to share her hiking experiences with others, Huber created the Bay Area Hiker website in 1999. She and her husband live in a San Francisco neighborhood populated with hawks and hummingbirds, where views stretch to Mount Diablo and Mount Tamalpais.
Table of Contents
(1)Almaden Quicksilver County Park; (2) Angel Island State Park; (3)Annadel State Park; (4)Año Nuevo State Reserve; (5)Big Basin State Park - Waterfall Loop; (6)Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve; (7)Bothe-Napa Valley State Park; (8)Briones Regional Park; (9)Anthony Chabot Regional Park; (10)Castle Rock State Park; (11)Henry W. Coe State Park; (12)Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park;(13)Coyote Hills Regional Park; (14)Crane Creek Regional Park; (15)Edgewood Park and Preserve; (16)Forest of Nisene Marks State Park; (17)Fort Funston; (18)Joseph P. Grant County Park; (19)Huckleberry Regional Botanic Preserve; (20)Las Trampas Regional Wilderness; (21)Loch Lomond Recreation Area; (22)Jack London State Park; (23)Los Vaqueros Watershed; (24)Marin Headlands - Gerbode Valley Loop; (25)Mission Peak Regional Preserve; (26)Monte Bello Open Space Preserve; (27)Morgan Territory Regional Preserve; (28)Mount Burdell Open Space Preserve; (29)Mount Diablo State Park - Mitchell Canyon Loop; (30)Mount Diablo State Park - Donner Canyon Waterfall Loop; (31)Mount Diablo State Park - Fire Interpretive Trail Loop; (32)Mount St. Helena State Park; (33)Mount Tamalpais (Marin Municipal Water District) - Phoenix Lake;(34)Mount Tamalpais State Park - Matt Davis and Steep Ravine Loop; (35)Mount Tamalpais State Park - Rock Spring and Potrero Meadows Loop; (36)Mount Tamalpais State Park - Mountain Home to Muir Woods; (37)Point Reyes National Seashore - Bear Valley to Arch Rock; (38)Point Reyes National Seashore - Estero to Drake's Bay;
(39)Point Reyes National Seashore - Tomales Point; (40)Portola Redwoods State Park; (41)Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve; (42)Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve; (43)Redwood Regional Park; (44)Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve; (45)Rockville Hills Community Park; (46)Round Valley Regional Preserve; (47)Rush Ranch; (48)Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve; (49)San Bruno Mountain County Park;
(50)San Pedro Valley Park to McNee Ranch State Park Summit; (51)Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve; (52)Skyline Wilderness Park; (53)Sonoma Coast State Beach - Pomo Canyon Trail; (54)Sugarloaf State Park; (55)Sunol Regional Wilderness; (56)Samuel P. Taylor State Park; (57)Tomales Bay State Park; (58)Uvas Canyon County Park; (59)Wilder Ranch State Park; (60)Windy Hill Open Space Preserve
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