Waterfall Lover's Guide: Northern California Guide Book

by Matt & Krissi Danielsson (The Mountaineers Books)
Waterfall Loverand39;s Guide Northern California  by Matt & Krissi Danielsson

285pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0898869676

Enjoy more than 300 waterfalls in Northern California - by car, on foot, or by canoe and raft. Looking for prime waterfall drive-by views? Feeling like a short stroll or longer hike to bask in the spray? Or are you looking for a beautiful backdrop for a family picnic? Waterfall Lover's Guide: Northern California will tell you where to find the falls that fit the occasion. There are falls that can be seen right from the road, cast a rainbow from their base, pour directly into the Pacific Ocean, or spin wheels of water along their flow. To help you select, each waterfall is keyed for accessibility by car, on foot, or by canoe and raft.

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Trails from the "Waterfall Lover's Guide: Northern California" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 100.
... Preview: At just 805 acres, Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve is more of a grove than a forest or full-size park. Still, it is a nice but little-known refuge from civilization where you can enjoy ancient 300-fo ... From the guidebook "Waterfall Lover's Guide: Northern California"
Healdsburg, CA - Hiking
... Preview: Auburn State Recreation Area (SRA) sits east of I-80 just northeast of Sacramento. Do not expect solitude—Auburn SRA receives more than half a million visitors each year. The good news is that this 35 ... From the guidebook "Waterfall Lover's Guide: Northern California"
Auburn, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: If you have not visited Big Basin before, you are in for a treat! This park is home to some of the most impressive redwood trees in the world. Almost every tree here is huge, making for a humbling exp ... From the guidebook "Waterfall Lover's Guide: Northern California"
Santa Cruz, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 37
... Preview: Big Pine, located at the intersection of Highway 395 and 168, was not always this dry. The area used to be a rich agricultural center until the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power started siphon ... From the guidebook "Waterfall Lover's Guide: Northern California"
Big Pine, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: The town of Bishop is in relatively dry Owens Valley some 4100 feet above sea level at the intersection of Highways 395, 16 and 168. Unlike most towns in this region, Bishop Creek, as it was originall ... From the guidebook "Waterfall Lover's Guide: Northern California"
Bishop, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: The Carson-Iceberg Wilderness covers about 160,000 acres within Humboldt-Toiyabe and Stanislaus National Forests. The wilderness borders both Highways 4 and 108 some distance northwest of Yosemite Nat ... From the guidebook "Waterfall Lover's Guide: Northern California"
Markleeville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 30
... Preview: This 4350-acre park got its name from the spectacular, jagged edge of glacierpolished crags towering some 6000 feet above sea level. The crags are easily spotted from I-5. In addition to the waterfall ... From the guidebook "Waterfall Lover's Guide: Northern California"
Dunsmuir, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Expect to encounter rock climbers here. Castle Rock State Park is full of steep surfaces just begging to have someone climb up or rappel down, and plenty of people from San Francisco and the peninsula ... From the guidebook "Waterfall Lover's Guide: Northern California"
Palo Alto, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Colfax is a genuine railroad town. It was the western end of the transcontinental railroad, making it the Gateway to the High Sierras. It remains a key stop for Amtrak to this day, and the Chamber of ... From the guidebook "Waterfall Lover's Guide: Northern California"
Colfax, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Devils Postpile National Monument is a beautiful alpine recreation area near Mammoth Falls. It was established in 1911 by presidential proclamation in an effort to preserve the postpile, Rainbow Falls ... From the guidebook "Waterfall Lover's Guide: Northern California"
Mammoth Lakes, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Take a good look around as you enter Downieville. Now imagine the State Capitol building looming tall on Main Street. An impossible thought? Hardly. Downieville was once in the running for the state c ... From the guidebook "Waterfall Lover's Guide: Northern California"
Downieville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: In 1886 a rich Canadian named Alexander Dunsmuir offered the town of Pusher a deal: he would build a water fountain if the town changed its name to “Dunsmuir.” The townsfolk agreed, the name stuck, an ... From the guidebook "Waterfall Lover's Guide: Northern California"
Dunsmuir, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Edgewood Park is a small park in Redwood City on the San Francisco peninsula. It covers just 467 acres but provides a welcome sanctuary for locals and passers-through. The biggest draw aside from easy ... From the guidebook "Waterfall Lover's Guide: Northern California"
Redwood City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Looking at a map of Yosemite National Park, you will notice a strange, narrow block of parkland stretching out several miles west beyond the regular park border. This block covers both sides of Highwa ... From the guidebook "Waterfall Lover's Guide: Northern California"
El Portal, CA - Hiking
... Preview: Emigrant Gap is a tiny community right off I-80 between Sacramento and Truckee, about two-thirds of the way from Sacramento. Once you leave the highway, it won’t take more than five minutes until pris ... From the guidebook "Waterfall Lover's Guide: Northern California"
Soda Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: In 1920, a team of daring developers embarked on a publicly ridiculed effort to build a powerhouse in the middle of the Californian wilderness. It took two years and thousands of workers to complete t ... From the guidebook "Waterfall Lover's Guide: Northern California"
Adin, CA - Hiking
... Preview: Fish Camp, located a few miles south of Yosemite National Park along Highway 41, is a small town with a genuine, rustic feel to it. The area, which includes Oakhurst and surrounding towns, has a rich ... From the guidebook "Waterfall Lover's Guide: Northern California"
Oakhurst, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: From 1883 until 1923, extremely heavy logging ravaged this area. Leaving barely a single tree standing, the loggers eventually moved on to new forests and the land was later donated to the state in 19 ... From the guidebook "Waterfall Lover's Guide: Northern California"
Santa Cruz, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 25
... Preview: The small town of Foresta is just northeast of El Portal on the western edge of the park. It is one of the few regions with privately owned property in Yosemite National Park. Unlike the larger Wawona ... From the guidebook "Waterfall Lover's Guide: Northern California"
El Portal, CA - Hiking
... Preview: Foresthill is nice, but the rough 17-mile drive to town used to be a ding against going there for day hikes. Fortunately, that is no longer the case as the road was improved in the 1990s. This trail g ... From the guidebook "Waterfall Lover's Guide: Northern California"
Foresthill, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1

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