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Sample fifty-two of the Redwood Coast's most fascinating hikes, featuring a dazzling geographic, historical, biological, and cultural diversity that makes this region unique. From the towering majesty of Redwood National Park to the sea caves and blowholes of Mendocino's shores and the wildflower meadows of Big Sur, the Redwood Coast offers abundant opportunities to experience nature at its best. Whether you want to whale watch from rugged coastal bluffs, delve deep into ancient forests, or comb beaches for Neptunes treasures, let veteran hiker and local guide Dan Brett lead you through this land of stark contrasts, stirring history, and incomparable beauty.
Inside you will find:
descriptive trail information
accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails
difficulty ratings for each hike
detailed trail maps
an index of hikes by category
Whether you are a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you will find trails suited to every ability and interest along California's beautiful coast.
Hiking the Redwood Coast is a trail guide covering all of the best hikes along California's central and northern coastlines. In addition to detailed directional cues, hike stats, and local information, the book provides comprehensive trail descriptions and GPS-quality, digitally designed route maps for each hike.
Dan Brett is a cultural anthropologist by training, and a former Forest Service and National Park Service technician in Arizona and California, his articles have appeared in Backpacker, Country Back Roads, and California Blacksmith. He wrote Hike America: Northern California (Globe Pequot). He lives in McKinleyville, California.
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