South Bay Trails is the definitive guide to the spectacular open spaces of the southern San Francisco Bay Area, covering almost 200,000 acres and 568 miles of trails. This book will introduce you to 8 nature preserves, 17 parks, and over 100 routes chosen for their variety of scenery and appeal to all types of outdoor enthusiasts. The authors are veteran hikers who describe the newly acquired Santa Clara County Open Space Preserves, the rugged western slopes of the Diablo Range, Bayland wildlife preserves, the creekside park chains of San Jose, and the mountain areas of Santa Cruz. The book covers 3 major trail chains: the Bay Area Ridge Trail, the Bay Trail, and the Anza National Historic Trail. Although intended primarily for hikers, many of the trips in South Bay Trails can be enjoyed by bicyclists, equestrians, runners, and fitness walkers.
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Trails from the "South Bay Trails: Outdoor Adventures in & around Santa Clara Valley" Guide Book