Best Rail Trails California is the complete guide to walking, jogging, biking, and cross-country skiing the Golden State’s extensive rail-trail system. Written by a local with expert knowledge of her state, this easy-to-use book provides mile-by-mile descriptions of the seventy-four most popular rural and urban trails, plus complete listings of the other rail trails. From Northern California’s Hammond Coastal Trail to Sierra Nevada’s ruggedly challenging Merced River Trail, the state’s best rail trails are described. Look inside to find:
• Full trail profiles, including length, access points, difficulty rating, and surface type
• Detailed trail maps
• At-a-glance icons for easy identification of rail trails that best suit one’s interests
• Information on wheelchair accessibility; availability of parking, restrooms, and places to eat along the trail; locations of ranger stations, visitor’s centers, and depot museums; and where to rent bikes
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