Great news for hikers of all skill levels who live in or visit Sonoma County: Robert Stone’s highly-rated Day Hikes Around Sonoma County, first published in 2005, has just been released in a second edition. It’s available in both paperback and Kindle versions.
The new edition has undergone major revision. “There are about 30 new hikes,” Stone told me in a recent telephone interview. “Sonoma County is better at getting new trails and developing new trails than any county I know of. It’s amazing. It shows incredible devotion on your county’s part to doing that.”
Among the new hikes in the second edition are Taylor Mountain, Laguna de Santa Rosa, the North Sonoma Mountain Ridge Trail, the Ancient Redwood at Jack London State Historic Park, and the 3.5-mile Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve. Day Hikes Around Sonoma County has received Best Guidebook Awards from Outdoor Writers of California, Northwest Outdoor Writers Association and Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers.