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Take a Hike!
Who says you have to travel far from home
to go on a great hike?Here are 41 of the best hikes within an hours drive of Sacramento, California—from the crest of the Blue Ridge overlooking the Coast Ranges to the canyons of the American River in the foothills of the
Sierra Nevada. The hikes accommodate after-work escapes, lunchtime power walks, the marathoners workout, exercise for the cooped-up canine, and Sunday sunset meditations. Whether you're in the mood for an easy nature walk, a half-day hike, or an even longer trek, this guide offers plenty to choose from, including:Gray Lodge Wildlife Area
Empire Mine State Historic Park
Deer Creek Hills Preserve
Hidden Falls Regional Park
Olmstead Loop in the Auburn State Recreation Area
Each hike features full-color photos; a brief route description; thorough directions to the trailhead (GPS coordinates included); adetailed, full-color trail map; and at-a-glance information on distance and difficulty level, hiking time, canine compatibility, and fees and permits. Inside youll also find a Trail Finder that categorizes each hike (e.g., for attractions such as views, and if its suitable for families with kids); Green Tips; and information about local lore, points of interest, and the areas wildlife.
Featuring 41 of the best hikes in the greater Sacramento area, this exciting new guidebook points locals and visitors alike to trailheads within an hour's drive of the city.
It’s not necessary to travel far from home for a great hike. With these information-packed guides in hand, readers have everything they need for the adventure they seek, from an easy nature walk to a multiday backpacking trip. Each hike includes: location, length, hiking time, level of difficulty, and if dogs can come along. Other features include:
About the Author
Tracy Salcedo-Chourré is the author of fifteen Best Easy Day Hikes guides, including four to the San Francisco Bay area, as well as Best Rail Trails California (all FalconGuides).