California Coastal Byways Guide Book

by Tony Huegel (Wilderness Press)
California Coastal Byways  by Tony Huegel

150pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0899972829

Here are 50 of California's best adventures along coastal roads, from the Oregon border to the San Diego area. Discover breath-taking drop-offs, incredible beaches, and historic towns. This book covers trips from the Klamath and North Coast Ranges to Big Sur, Los Angeles, and San Diego.

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Trails from the "California Coastal Byways" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 49.
... Preview: The beautiful climb up a piney, boulder-strewn mountain that rises to 7,455 feet, and the scenic loop around it. The view south across the Sespe Wilderness from Sewart Mountain is outstanding despite ... From the guidebook "California Coastal Byways"
Gorman, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 51.2
... Preview: Great view from a hilltop, at about 2,700 feet, that was a World War II civil defense post where a husband-wife team watched for enemy aircraft. Spring wildflowers. From the guidebook "California Coastal Byways"
Arroyo Grande, CA - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 50
... Preview: Magnificent coastal scenery at a remote and historic site. Harbor seals, sea lions, migrating gray whales (best viewed in April & May, when they swim closer to shore as they head north with their calv ... From the guidebook "California Coastal Byways"
Garberville, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 11.8
... Preview: Spectacular coastal scenery from more than 2,700 feet above the ocean as you drive atop rolling hills overlooking Cape Mendocino, the westernmost point in California, and interior mountains and valley ... From the guidebook "California Coastal Byways"
Rio Dell, CA - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: A fun and short entry-level 4WD route with some wonderful vistas from well over 4,000 feet. As you will see by the spent cartridges littering this area, people are ignoring the No Shooting signs. Lo ... From the guidebook "California Coastal Byways"
Pine Valley, CA - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 8.3
... Preview: Fine vistas of picturesque farms, mountains and valleys. Elevation changes will range from 479 feet at Garberville to about 3,700 feet along the way. Since it begins and ends on U.S. 101, this road, m ... From the guidebook "California Coastal Byways"
Garberville, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 35
... Preview: Spectacular, though paved, drive up to and along the crest of the Santa Ynez Mountains; lovely drive through inland valleys and woodlands. Chumash Painted Cave State Park. From the guidebook "California Coastal Byways"
Santa Barbara, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 60
... Preview: On this drive you will wind along the side of a deep, remote and beautiful canyon on a narrow one-lane road. From the guidebook "California Coastal Byways"
Ramona, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 11.5
... Preview: Spectacular 360-degree vista from the 4,051-foot summit of Black Mountain. The Forest service has temporarily locked a gate well below the summit due to “resource damage” by motor vehicles. You will n ... From the guidebook "California Coastal Byways"
Ramona, CA - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 16.4
... Preview: Beautiful views to the west, from well over 3,500 feet, of fog coming in off the ocean. Rolling, chaparral-covered mountain tops strewn with granite as you drive along a winding mountain road. A relax ... From the guidebook "California Coastal Byways"
Julian, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 24
... Preview: Readily accessible off the coast highway, this drive provides outstanding views of the ocean and interior mountains and valleys, especially from the 5,155-foot summit of Cone Peak, where there’s a fir ... From the guidebook "California Coastal Byways"
Lucia, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 27.2
... Preview: The highlights of this drive are the outstanding vistas of the ocean, hills, valleys and the pretty countryside. From the guidebook "California Coastal Byways"
Cambria, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: Excellent vistas from about 3,400 feet elevation in the San Gabriel Mountains, part of the coastal Transverse Ranges, although the semi-arid landscape is hardly what one thinks of as coastal. Most rid ... From the guidebook "California Coastal Byways"
Lake Hughes, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 10.9
... Preview: Magnificent vistas to the west that include the coastal King Range. Like the nearby Bell Springs Road, this, too, is an outstanding alternative to U.S. 101 that climbs to over 3,000 feet elevation. From the guidebook "California Coastal Byways"
Garberville, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 37
... Preview: The highlights of this drive are Eel River Delta’s rich array of wildlife. You can also have lunch at the end of this little-known road. From the guidebook "California Coastal Byways"
Eureka, CA - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 6.3
... Preview: Here is a very pretty route between the coast and U.S. 101. One of the best features of this drive is getting there, through the idyllic countryside along Highway 128. From the guidebook "California Coastal Byways"
Boonville, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 25
... Preview: A remote east-west drive on a county-maintained road through rugged mountains between the coast and U.S. 101. Perhaps the most adventuresome motor route between the coast and inland areas. Note that t ... From the guidebook "California Coastal Byways"
Willits, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 42
... Preview: When the smog permits, the old lookout atop 8,013-foot Frazier Mountain provides panoramic views from the coastal ranges to the desert. West Frazier Road requires some four-wheeling. There are many go ... From the guidebook "California Coastal Byways"
Lebec, CA - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 30.5
... Preview: A very scenic drive on a one-lane road that provides fine vistas from well over 5,000 feet elevation. East of here the relatively well-vegetated southern coast ranges fade into the hot, dry, low-lying ... From the guidebook "California Coastal Byways"
Pine Valley, CA - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 9.8
... Preview: A chance to do some beach driving; camping on the spit (a small point of land extending into a body of water). Fishing. Driftwood collecting. The sunsets. You can make a loop if the mouth of Redwood C ... From the guidebook "California Coastal Byways"
Orick, CA - Fishing,Hiking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 6