100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra & Coast Range Guide Book

by Vicky Spring & Tom Kirkendall (The Mountaineers Books)
100 Hikes in Californiaand39;s Central Sierra and Coast Range  by Vicky Spring & Tom Kirkendall

272pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0898868963

From hot springs hikes to journeys among the mighty Sequoias, there's something here for everyone! Routes range from short day hikes to overnight backpacking trips, with difficulty levels (moderate to challenging) clearly labeled. This edition bears all the hallmarks of the esteemed The 100 Hikes in™ series including trails of varied length and difficulty-there's something for everyone, from day hikes to overnight backpacking trips. Locations include Yosemite and Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks, Pinnacles National Monument, and the John Muir, Ansel Adams, Hoover, and Ventana Wildernesses. New hikes have been added in Henry Coe State Park and in Los Padres National Forest, among other areas.

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Trails from the "100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra & Coast Range" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 100.
... Preview: Twenty beautiful high alpine lakes in one small basin is certainly a good enough reason for a visit, and the beautiful backdrop of glacier-clad mountains will make you want to return again and again. ... From the guidebook "100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra & Coast Range"
Lundy, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 8.4
... Preview: Two destinations lure you deep into the backcountry, one a green meadow fringed by the magnificent summits of the Great Western Divide and the other a peak with views so expansive you may want to sit ... From the guidebook "100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra & Coast Range"
Three Rivers, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.8
... Preview: It is the view from the crest of the Santa Lucia Range that inspires hikers to make the long climb from the valley floor to the top of the ridge. Although you cannot see all the way to China, on a cle ... From the guidebook "100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra & Coast Range"
Lucia, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Three waterfalls highlight this very popular hike through stately groves of redwood giants. The first, Berry Creek Falls, appears as a lace curtain in a fern- and moss-covered grotto. The second, Silv ... From the guidebook "100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra & Coast Range"
Saratoga, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: Big Pine Lakes Basin lies at the base of a wall of glaciated peaks whose summits pierce the sky at over 14,000 feet. The basin has nine lakes, each in its own granite bowl, exquisitely sculptured by a ... From the guidebook "100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra & Coast Range"
Big Pine, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 16
... Preview: Because of a dangerous ford of the South Fork San Joaquin River, the extremely popular Blayney Meadows Hot Springs is a late-summer destination. However, if you skip the hot springs and simply enjoy a ... From the guidebook "100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra & Coast Range"
Mono Hot Springs, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 18
... Preview: Brainard Lake lies in a deep bowl of granite, surrounded by glacier-clad summits towering over 13,000 feet. Massive cliffs create a vertical shoreline for the icy blue waters. This scenic lake is loca ... From the guidebook "100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra & Coast Range"
Big Pine, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: This rambling forest walk explores six of the lesser-known lakes along the southern border of Yosemite National Park. While there are a few magnificent vistas, and two of the lakes are subalpine gems, ... From the guidebook "100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra & Coast Range"
Yosemite National Park, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 28.1
... Preview: The focal point for hot and tired hikers arriving at Bull Run Lake is an inviting granite island, which attracts swimmers like flies. Unless you are completely unselfconscious, pack a bathing suit for ... From the guidebook "100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra & Coast Range"
Cape Horn, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
... Preview: From the stately spires of Cathedral Peak cleaving the deep blue sky to the serene lakes in broad granite saucers, the lavish scenery on the Cathedral Lakes Trail is guaranteed to please even the most ... From the guidebook "100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra & Coast Range"
Lundy, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 12.8
... Preview: The remote southwest corner of Yosemite National Park is the location of the three superb subalpine lakes that compose the Chain Lakes group. Although quite isolated, these lakes are not the place to ... From the guidebook "100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra & Coast Range"
Wawona, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.8
... Preview: It would be mighty hard to get bored on this hike. Constantly changing views, fascinating wildlife, and a progression of habitats provide continual visual and mental stimulation as you hike to a narro ... From the guidebook "100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra & Coast Range"
San Martin, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.8
... Preview: Wander from lake to lake through verdant meadows and along thundering creeks to awesome views of the beautiful West Walker River Basin. Cinko Lake, located on the flanks of the snow- and ice-clad peak ... From the guidebook "100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra & Coast Range"
Bridgeport, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 30
... Preview: Most veteran Yosemite Park hikers consider the view from Clouds Rest to be the best in the park. What more needs to be said? This is a long trip, and many hikers prefer a backpack trip over a one-day ... From the guidebook "100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra & Coast Range"
Yosemite National Park, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: Just a few miles from the extremely popular and overused Monarch Lakes lie four scenic and often overlooked lakes in a rock-filled basin on a shoulder of the Great Western Divide. Due to a steep and r ... From the guidebook "100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra & Coast Range"
Three Rivers, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.8
... Preview: Surprising vistas, pleasant lakes, and scenic campsites are the rewards for this long and difficult trek up the Tanglefoot Trail to Cole Creek Lakes. Despite an off-highway vehicle (OHV) road that all ... From the guidebook "100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra & Coast Range"
Kyburz, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 28
... Preview: Day hikes, easy weekend backpack trips, and extended adventures are all possible along this unique trail system at the northwest corner of the Emigrant Wilderness. The scenery—from the rounded graniti ... From the guidebook "100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra & Coast Range"
Pinecrest, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: Lingering snowfields and a difficult river crossing make it advisable to wait until August before setting out on this elegant loop through the Hoover Wilderness to a remote corner of Yosemite National ... From the guidebook "100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra & Coast Range"
Bridgeport, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 22.5
... Preview: If the devil really did pick this lake for a bathtub, he obviously prefers scenery to such amenities as hot water and smooth porcelain. The bathtub picked out by the Devil has a necklace of granite bo ... From the guidebook "100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra & Coast Range"
Mono Hot Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: In comparison with the hundreds of other lakes in the Sierra, the Dinkey Lakes are nothing out of the ordinary. The lakes are subalpine with trees on at least one side and spectacular walls of granite ... From the guidebook "100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra & Coast Range"
Shaver Lake, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9