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Moon California Hiking

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

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Tenth Edition, June 2016
Pages: 864

Price: $24.99 USD
ISBN: 9781631213489

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 30 years, Tom Stienstra's full-time job has been to capture and communicate the outdoor experience. This has led him across California—fishing, hiking, camping, boating, biking, and flying—searching for the best of the outdoors and then writing about it. Tom is the nation's top-selling author of outdoors guidebooks. He has been inducted into the California Outdoor Hall of Fame and has twice been awarded National Outdoor Writer of the Year, newspaper division, by the Outdoor Writers Association of America. He has also been named California Outdoor Writer of the Year five times, most recently in 2007. Tom is the outdoors columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle; his articles appear on and in newspapers around the country. He broadcasts a weekly radio show on KCBS-San Francisco and formerly hosted an outdoor television show on CBS/CW San Francisco. 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.