100 Classic Hikes in Northern California Guide Book

by John R. Soares & Marc J. Soares (The Mountaineers Books)
100 Classic Hikes in Northern California  by John R. Soares & Marc J. Soares

235pp/color photos/color maps
ISBN: 1594850623

From sweeping mountain vistas to breathtaking seaside cliffs, the Soares brothers take you to the most beautiful sites in Northern California. You'll visit glaciers and alpine lakes, volcanoes and giant redwoods, wildflower meadows and wave-swept beaches, and surprisingly secluded trails close to the hustle of the Bay Area. This thoroughly updated collection of classic hikes will delight both casual and serious trail walkers. Includes: over 120 stunning, full-color photographs; perfect selection of Northern California's best trails; full-color maps and elevation profiles; and a handy trail-finder chart to help you choose the perfect trip.

© John R Soares and Marc J Soares/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "100 Classic Hikes in Northern California" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 100.
... Preview: Visit oak woodlands before exploring a marsh shoreline that hosts a variety of birds. Wear long pants and a long-sleeve shirt, and be prepared for some mud along Anderson Marsh. The marsh area is a bi ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Northern California"
Clearlake, CA - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5
... Preview: Before you tour Sonoma Valley’s famous wineries, climb Bald Mountain for a panoramic view of the Sonoma Valley and many of Northern California’s high mountains. From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Northern California"
Sonoma, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
... Preview: Hike into the heart of far Northern California’s wild and remote Siskiyou Mountains; you’ll visit the deep waters of Bear Lake and be treated to a panorama of high ridges and peaks. This trek takes yo ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Northern California"
Willow Creek, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This journey, suitable for the whole family, stays shaded along Bear Valley and Coast Creeks most of the way and then leads to Arch Rock on a coastal bluff, where you’ll admire views of the Pacific Oc ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Northern California"
Inverness, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.2
... Preview: Hike through redwood forest and native chaparral and along quiet creeks, and enjoy views of Waddell Beach, the Pacific Ocean, the Santa Cruz Mountains, and graceful Berry Creek Falls. Follow Waddell C ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Northern California"
Santa Cruz, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 16.3
... Preview: Granite-ringed Big Bear Lake makes a good overnight backpack trip: A variety of plants line the trail on the way up, you’ll love the lake’s clear waters and steep glacial cirque, and it’s easily acces ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Northern California"
Trinity Center, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: To those traveling I-5 in far Northern California, Black Butte looms as a dark, impossibly steep visage rising 2,400 feet less than a mile away. Surprisingly, a moderately graded trail can take you to ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Northern California"
Mount Shasta, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: Bolinas Ridge Trail provides commanding views of bald hills, wooded ridges, and expansive Tomales Bay as it escorts you past large coast live oak and eventually through Douglas fir. Be sure to take in ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Northern California"
Olema, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.2
... Preview: Explore a creek and a pond, then climb Briones Peak for views of rolling hillsides, Mounts Diablo and Tamalpais, and San Pablo and Suisun Bays. Smooth-sloped, grassy hillsides highlight the Briones re ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Northern California"
Lafayette, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.4
... Preview: This hike offers two rewards. First, you’ll travel through several plant habitats with a variety of multicolored wildflowers. Second, you’ll gain an excellent view of Lassen Park and Northern Californ ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Northern California"
Chester, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: Take a leisurely stroll through the heart of a virgin redwood forest, where the deep quiet complements the majesty of the massive trees soaring skyward. From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Northern California"
Scotia, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.4
... Preview: This state park offers an easy family hike year-round. Burney Falls is breathtaking, and everyone enjoys Burney Creek’s lush coolness and the soothing sound of wind through the pine and fir. Hot day? ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Northern California"
Burney, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.9
... Preview: This mostly shaded excursion into whisper-quiet, old-growth redwood forests travels four different trails past a variety of plant habitats. Keep an eye out for the rare Douglas iris flower along the A ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Northern California"
Half Moon Bay, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: Surround yourself with steep, jagged granite peaks. Sunbathe on flat, house-sized granite slabs. Wander through lush meadows. Swim in deep, cool lakes. This trip offers all this and more as it takes y ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Northern California"
Weaverville, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 23.2
... Preview: No, you won’t find any caribou here, but you will find plenty of deer, squirrels, birds, and other wildlife, along with an impressive array of glacial lakes, all harbored in a seldom-visited wildernes ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Northern California"
Westwood, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 11.5
... Preview: Take a long backpacking trip deep into the heart of the Trinity Alps, where you’ll find expansive views, vertical granite mountain faces, deep glacial lakes, and numerous clear streams. Caribou Lake i ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Northern California"
Trinity Center, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 30.6
... Preview: Castle Crags’ steep granite spires entice many an I-5 traveler into the wilderness for a trek. It's a popular place to test rock-climbing skills. On this hike you’ll climb through the forest to Castle ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Northern California"
Dunsmuir, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: Glaciers sculpted the Castle Lake landscape. This hike gives you summer swimming in alpine lakes, opportunities to wander through lush meadows, and spectacular views of major California mountains, inc ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Northern California"
Mount Shasta, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: This journey in Castle Rock State Park has many features: sweeping vistas of Monterey Bay, odd-looking sandstone slabs, and groves of black oak and coast live oak. Explore the recesses of Castle Rock’ ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Northern California"
Santa Cruz, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: This easily accessible pair of trails in the northwest corner of Lassen Volcanic National Park offers vivid contrasts: You’ll walk through serene forests and lush meadows that exist just 2 miles from ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Northern California"
Old Station, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 6.6