Moon California Hiking

The Complete Guide to 1,000 of the Best Hikes in the Golden State

By and
Ninth Edition, March 2012
Pages: 864

Print
Price: 24.99
ISBN: 9781612381633

Digital
Price: 12.99
ISBN: 9781612383040


Seasoned outdoors authors Tom Stienstra and Ann Marie Brown know the best hiking trails in the Golden State, from breathtaking coastal walks north of Los Angeles to challenging backcountry treks in the Sierra Nevadas. Including 21 new hikes and unique “best-of” lists—including Best Hikes to Waterfalls and Best Hikes to See Wildlife—Moon California Hiking leads beginner and expert hikers alike to the best trails the state has to offer. Complete with detailed regional maps, hiking tips, difficulty and quality ratings for each hike, Moon California Hiking provides hikers with all the necessary tools to head outdoors.


What’s inside Moon California Hiking

Enjoy the very best of California Hiking with these itineraries:
    • Best Beach and Coastal Walks
    • Best for Bird-Watching
    • Best Butt-Kickers
    • Best Desert Hikes
    • Best for Fall Colors
    • Best Hikes with a View
    • Best for Kids
    • Best Meadow Hikes
    • Best for Redwoods
    • Best Self-Guided Nature Walks
    • Best Short Backpacking Trips
    • Best Summit Hikes
    • Best for Swimming Holes
    • Best for Waterfalls
    • Best Wheelchair-Accessible Trails
    • Best for Wildflowers
    • Best for Wildlife
Discover the best hiking spots in:
    • Redwood Empire
    • Shasta and Trinity
    • Lassen and Modoc
    • Mendocino and Wine Country
    • Sacramento and Gold Country
    • Tahoe and the Northern Sierra
    • San Francisco Bay Area
    • Monterey and Big Sur
    • San Joaquin Valley
    • Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes
    • Sequoia and Kings Canyon
    • Santa Barbara and Vicinity
    • Los Angeles and Vicinity
    • San Diego and Vicinity
    • California Deserts
For over 30 years, Tom Stienstra's full-time job has been to capture and communicate the outdoor experience. He has hiked 25,000 miles, caught world-record fish, led dozens of expeditions, and is a certified pilot. Tom is the nation's top-selling author of outdoors guidebooks. He is the outdoor writer for the San Francisco Chronicle and broadcasts a weekly radio show, Tom Stienstra's Outdoors Reports, on KCBS-San Francisco. Tom has been inducted into of the California Outdoors Hall of Fame, been named California Outdoor Writer of the Year five times, and received the President's Choice Award (Newspaper/Website) from the Outdoor Writers Association of America three times. You can contact Tom directly via the website www.tomstienstra.com. His guidebooks include: Moon California Camping Moon California Hiking (with Ann Marie Brown) Moon California Fishing Moon California Recreational Lakes & Rivers Moon Northern California Cabins & Cottages Moon Northern California Camping Moon Northern California Hiking (with Ann Marie Brown) Moon Oregon Camping Moon Pacific Northwest Camping Moon Washington Camping Moon West Coast RV Camping California Wildlife Tom Stienstra’s Bay Area Recreation The author of 13 outdoor guidebooks, Ann Marie Brown is a dedicated California outdoorswoman. She hikes, bikes, and camps more than 150 days each year in an effort to avoid routine, complacency, and getting a real job. Ann Marie's work has appeared in Sunset, VIA, Backpacker, and California magazines. As a way of giving back a little of what she gets from her experiences in nature, she writes and edits for several environmental groups, including the Sierra Club and National Resources Defense Council.