Synopses & Reviews
This 224-page guide is a collection of the best coastal day hikes along the southern California coast, the latest addition to the popular Day Hike Books
series! It is an essential guide for both residents and travelers who appreciate the outdoors.
The southern California coast has some of the most diverse and scenic geography in the state. This guide includes 100 great day hikes along 238 miles of coastline, from Ventura County to the U.S.--Mexico border. Discover hundreds of miles of trails in scenic and undeveloped land, despite the expansive urban areas. Highlights include wide sandy beaches, marine terraces, rocky headlands, tidal estuaries that are ideal for exploring, bay-side coves and caves, sandstone cliffs, great locations for viewing wildlife, lighthouses, expansive dunes, forested canyons, waterfalls, thousands of acres of undeveloped public lands, and panoramic ocean-front overlooks.
Each hike includes the following:
*Accurate driving and hiking directions
*List of relevant maps
*Summaries to help hikers find a trail appropriate to their ability and desire
Companion hiking guides, also by Stone, include Day Hikes Around Los Angeles (an Los Angeles Times Bestseller), Day Hikes Around Ventura County, and Day Hikes On the California Central Coast.
"Readers like the concise directions to the trailheads, clear hike descriptions and comprehensive selection of hikes."
--Bill Becher, Los Angeles Daily News
Day Hikes on the California Southern Coast is a collection of 100 of the best day hikes along 238 miles of coastline, from Ventura County to Los Angeles to the U.S.¿Mexico border. This comprehensive guide provides access to some of California¿s best scenery. Stroll along quiet bay-side coves or trek up to panoramic ocean-front overlooks. Hundreds of miles of trails are included, accommodating all levels of hiking experience.
This guide is a collection of 100 coastal hikes in southern California.
About the Author
For more than a decade, veteran hiker Robert Stone
has been writer, photographer, and publisher of Day Hike Books. Robert resides summers in the Rocky Mountains of Montana and winters on the California Central Coast. This year-round temperate climate enables him to hike over 200 trails throughout the year. When not hiking, Robert is researching, writing, and mapping the hikes before returning to the trails. He is an active member of OWAC (Outdoor Writers Association of California). Robert has hiked every trail in the Day Hike Book series. With twenty hiking guides in the series, many in their second, third, and fourth editions, he has hiked over a thousand trails throughout the western United States and Hawaii.