Hiking the Redwood Coast Guide Book

by Dan Brett (Falcon Guides)
Hiking the Redwood Coast  by Dan Brett

320pp/photos/maps/elevation charts
ISBN: 0762725826

Enjoy 52 of the Redwood Coast’s most fascinating hikes, featuring a dazzling geographic, historical, biological, and cultural diversity that makes this region unique. From the towering majesty of Redwood National Park to the sea caves and blowholes of Mendocino’s shores and the wildflower meadows of Big Sur, the Redwood Coast offers abundant opportunities to experience nature at its best. Whether you want to whale watch from rugged coastal bluffs, delve deep into ancient forests, or comb beaches for Neptune’s treasures, let veteran hiker and local guide Dan Brett lead you through this land of stark contrasts, stirring history, and incomparable beauty.

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Trails from the "Hiking the Redwood Coast" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 52.
... Preview: An amazing resource so close to the frantic traffic and urban sprawl of Silicon Valley, the patchwork of public lands that make up the South Skyline Regional Open Space Preserves are crisscrossed with ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Redwood Coast"
Los Altos Hills, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Out-of-the-way Butano State Park is a great place to go to escape the urban hustle without spending half your weekend in the car. Ranching activity going back 150 years has changed the park environmen ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Redwood Coast"
Pescadero, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.3
... Preview: Año Nuevo State Reserve is home to a large population of elephant seals, the largest pinniped in the ocean. The seals come ashore at various times of the year to molt, mate, and occasionally wage bloo ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Redwood Coast"
Davenport, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: A leisurely jaunt through second-growth redwood forest along gravel and dirt tracks, just a stone’s throw from the quirky college town of Arcata. Plenty of clearings and small meadows provide contrast ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Redwood Coast"
Arcata, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This much-loved trail leads through the heart of Big Basin Redwoods State Park, the oldest of California’s state parks, on a large loop trail. The path follows the courses of fern-carpeted Berry and W ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Redwood Coast"
Saratoga, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.4
... Preview: A gentle stroll through old-growth redwoods to a quiet curve of the Navarro River, then back past memorial groves and through a short stretch of oak-studded grassland to the trailhead. Numerous trails ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Redwood Coast"
Philo, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: Spectacular views of the ocean, pocket beaches, and rugged cliffs await hikers on this quick loop around Bodega Head. Wildlife lovers with binoculars can observe rare birds, blue and gray whales, and ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Redwood Coast"
Bodega Bay, CA - Birding,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 "Hiking the Redwood Coast"
Fortuna, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 9.2
... Preview: This hike explores the deep folds and rocky heights of Castle Rock State Park, perched up on the ridge of the Santa Cruz mountain range between the urban centers of San Jose and Santa Cruz. The dense ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Redwood Coast"
Saratoga, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This hike explores one of California’s most fascinating historic idiosyncrasies: a Russian fur-hunting settlement on the Sonoma Coast, dating back nearly two hundred years. The fort stockade has large ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Redwood Coast"
Jenner, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: A scenic hike along the Pacific coast through tunnels of wind-shaped cypress, alders, and dense coastal scrub, with plenty of spectacular views of this rugged and forbidding coastline. The turnaround ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Redwood Coast"
Klamath, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: The trail crosses meadows and alder forests just inland from the broad, sandy shoreline of Crescent Beach. The easy grade and pastoral surroundings make for a very pleasant walk, which culminates with ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Redwood Coast"
Crescent City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... 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 "Hiking the Redwood Coast"
Crescent City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: The Dolason Prairie Trail is far from the tourist crowds that plague redwood groves along U.S. Highway 101. Beginning high in the Bald Hills, the trail explores prairies that local Native American pop ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Redwood Coast"
Orick, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.6
... Preview: This easily overlooked park packs a lot into a relatively small package, with four distinct vegetation zones ranging from wind-sculpted coastal cypress groves to a rare pygmy forest at the upper end o ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Redwood Coast"
Fort Bragg, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: This pleasant hike begins and ends at one of a small handful of publicly accessible pygmy forests in the state. From here it plunges down into a deep ravine clothed in mature second-growth redwoods to ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Redwood Coast"
Mendocino, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: A very short hike, made more challenging by the long, bumpy approach, but every bit worth the effort to find. The trail follows the bed of Home Creek up through a magical canyon, formed by hydraulic m ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Redwood Coast"
Orick, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: This hike visits a prime spot for whale watching. The trail is a short hike along steep bluffs overlooking offshore rocks, which are home to harbor seals. Deep gullies and surge channels are also inte ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Redwood Coast"
Jenner, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: With more than 80,000 acres, Henry W. Coe State Park is the largest state park in California. This hike explores one corner of this vast semi-wilderness, once the working cattle ranch of the park’s na ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Redwood Coast"
Morgan Hill, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: A decent hike up through second-growth forest to the fringe of one of Northern California’s newest and most politically charged parks: the Headwaters Preserve. The trail explores some history early on ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Redwood Coast"
Eureka, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.2