Hike America: Northern California Guide Book

by Dan Brett (The Globe Pequot Press)
Hike America Northern California  by Dan Brett

363pp/photos/maps/elevation charts
ISBN: 0762709235

The premier guide to 50 of the greatest hikes in the state north of Monterey Bay and Yosemite NP. Hike ancient redwood forests, volcanic landscapes, snow-capped granite peaks, rugged coastal bluffs, alpine lakes, and much more. Each hike has a mile-by-mile description, what to look for, special precautions, info on items of local interest, historical anecdotes, and a shaded relief map & elevation profile for a full picture of the terrain.

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Trails from the "Hike America: Northern California" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 50.
... Preview: This hike is an easy stroll through prime bird and wildflower habitat and is especially impressive in the springtime when the meadows are in full bloom. Birders will find a wealth of species, but take ... From the guidebook "Hike America: Northern California"
Lower Lake, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: This much-loved trail makes a loop through the heart of Big Basin Redwoods State Park—the oldest of California’s state parks. The path follows the courses of fern-carpeted Berry and West Waddell creek ... From the guidebook "Hike America: Northern California"
Saratoga, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.4
... Preview: This trail follows the mild grade of a historic rail line along the scenic Susan River. In spite of its proximity to the town of Susanville, the trail has a secluded character to it, and wild camping ... From the guidebook "Hike America: Northern California"
Susanville, CA - Fishing,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 13.4
... Preview: The animal tracks on this trail often outnumber the footprints left by hikers. Be sure to watch for wildlife even as you enjoy this relaxing commune with nature. And don’t worry about the sun: About 8 ... From the guidebook "Hike America: Northern California"
Likely, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: Spectacular views of the ocean, pocket beaches, and rugged cliffs await hikers on this quick loop around Bodega Head. The wildlife-minded can observe rare birds, gray whales, and sea lions with binocu ... From the guidebook "Hike America: Northern California"
Bodega Bay, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: This trail takes hikers on a classic stroll through the Rockefeller Forest, one of the largest tracts of contiguous uncut coastal redwoods in the world. The path wanders among the majestic trees, many ... From the guidebook "Hike America: Northern California"
Fortuna, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 9.2
... Preview: This hike visits the meadows and glacier-polished bedrock of the western Sierra Nevada. The trail ends at the gorgeously situated Bull Run Lake, backed by granite cliffs and complete with a rock islan ... From the guidebook "Hike America: Northern California"
Bear Valley, CA - Fishing,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 7.6
... Preview: Leave the majority of tourists behind at Burney Falls—famous as one the most beautiful falls in California—and continue hiking down through ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, and incense cedar to the shores ... From the guidebook "Hike America: Northern California"
Burney, CA - Fishing,Hiking - Trail Length: 3.3
... Preview: This short hike climbs up through airy coniferous forests to the base of dramatic Chaos Crags, a series of volcanic plug domes surrounded by a skirt of talus slopes. A tiny lake awaits hikers at the t ... From the guidebook "Hike America: Northern California"
Mineral, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: Whale watchers, be on the lookout! This hike visits a prime spot to see the huge mammals in their natural habitat. The trail is a short hike along steep bluffs overlooking offshore rocks, which are ho ... From the guidebook "Hike America: Northern California"
Jenner, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: The views of the Crags up close and of Mount Shasta in the distance more than make up for the energy expenditure involved in climbing the trail. The strangely shaped crags and crevices invite explorat ... From the guidebook "Hike America: Northern California"
Dunsmuir, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: This hike follows a steep but very scenic trail, which offers the best of old-growth redwoods and rugged coastline. In spring, the trail is sprinkled with a variety of wildflowers—most notably the dis ... From the guidebook "Hike America: Northern California"
Crescent City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: The dramatic Devil’s Punchbowl is revealed at the last moment, after climbing a steep trail and topping a low ridge. It hides below the trail and is surrounded on three sides by steep rock walls. This ... From the guidebook "Hike America: Northern California"
Happy Camp, CA - Fishing,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 10.6
... Preview: This trail is named for two leaders of the Save-the-Redwoods League, Newton B. Drury and Ralph Works Chaney. The path showcases their namesake redwood groves, protected along with several other acres ... From the guidebook "Hike America: Northern California"
Scotia, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: This trail makes a brief stop-off at an impressive cinder cone volcano before circling the aptly named Fantastic Lava Beds and Painted Dunes. All of these sites showcase the park’s recent volcanic his ... From the guidebook "Hike America: Northern California"
Old Station, CA - Fishing,Hiking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: The spectacular Feather Falls is the sixth-tallest waterfall in the United States. The best time to view it is in the springtime, when the water is high due to snowmelt. On the return loop, the trail ... From the guidebook "Hike America: Northern California"
Oroville, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 8.4
... Preview: This hike is an invigorating stroll through ancient forests along meandering streams to the ocean and the magical Fern Canyon. Roosevelt elk are plentiful in the park—especially along Gold Bluffs Beac ... From the guidebook "Hike America: Northern California"
Orick, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: Over six million ounces of gold were removed from these hills during the 100 years the mines were in operation. A walk through the park along the two-mile Hardrock Trail takes you by mines, machinery, ... From the guidebook "Hike America: Northern California"
Grass Valley, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: The Haypress Trail leads deep into the Marble Mountains Wilderness and passes through the scene of a recent forest fire, where hikers can witness nature healing itself. Higher up, the trail travels th ... From the guidebook "Hike America: Northern California"
Orleans, CA - Backpacking,Fishing,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 12.2
... Preview: The hike leads through one of Northern California’s most controversial pieces of real estate, the infamous Headwaters Forest. This infamous parcel of land includes old-growth redwood forest that was s ... From the guidebook "Hike America: Northern California"
Eureka, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11