Best Guidebook Award: Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers & Photographers
The California coast has some of the most diverse and scenic geography in the state. Day Hikes On the California Southern Coast (an award winning book from the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers) includes 100 great day hikes along 238 miles of coastline, from Ventura County through Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Diego 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. This is an essential guide for both residents and travelers who appreciate the outdoors.
Each hike includes:
- detailed map
- accurate driving and hiking directions
- distance/time/elevation statistics
- list of relevant maps
- summaries to help hikers find a trail appropriate to their ability and desire
- several overall maps to show the hikes in the greater area
Date Published: April 1, 2004
Current Edition: First
Page Count: 224
Publisher: Day Hike Books, Inc.
Imprint: Day Hike Books, Inc.