Afoot & Afield: San Diego County Guide Book

by Jerry Schad (Wilderness Press)
Afoot and Afield San Diego County  by Jerry Schad

456pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0899974287

This 4th Edition of San Diego County's classic hiking guidebook features 250 trips, ranging from short, self-guiding nature trails to challenging peak climbs and canyon treks. In Afoot & Afield San Diego County, Southland hiking guru Jerry Schad explores all the county's worthwhile hiking destinations in detail, from along the beaches and bays, over the foothills, to the mountains and out to the desert. Fully updated, this expanded edition includes new maps and more than 35 new hikes, with a focus on recently established trails in or near the county's coastal and inland communities. This book encompasses almost all public - and a few private - lands within San Diego County, including Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Cleveland National Forest, the Cuyamaca Mountains, numerous county and city parks.

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Trails from the "Afoot & Afield: San Diego County" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 250.
... Preview: Before the 1970s, the canyon of Agua Caliente Creek above Warner Springs seldom saw the intrusion of humans. After the Pacific Crest Trail was routed through, however, it became recognized as a pleasa ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: San Diego County"
Warner Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: By following the directions given here, you can piece together a rewarding loop hike that uses a forgotten alignment of the earliest highway into the Lagunas, visits the shady recesses of Agua Dulce C ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: San Diego County"
Mount Laguna, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.3
... Preview: The completion of the Wild Horse Trail in 1992 made it possible to execute a long, looping course around a good fraction of the entire Agua Tibia Wilderness area. Unless you’re a real speed demon—two ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: San Diego County"
Temecula, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 20
... Preview: For centuries, Cahuilla Indians used Alcoholic Pass as a convenient shortcut between Coyote Canyon and Clark Valley. In time, a well-beaten trail was worn across the precipitous slopes west of the pas ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: San Diego County"
Borrego Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: If it’s solitude you want, this is your trip. Years ago, I hiked it on a cold, silent winter night, under the pale light of a first-quarter moon. I felt as if I were traveling a canyon no one had ever ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: San Diego County"
Ocotillo Wells, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: One option is to carry your overnight gear along this route and stay at Arroyo Seco Primitive Camp; if you decide to do this, you must park your car overnight at Green Valley Campground and make that ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: San Diego County"
Descanso, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: Along the canyon walls of Arroyo Tapiado (“Mudwall Wash”), weathering and erosion acting on friable sedimentary rock have produced a strange kind of topography known by some geologists as pseudokarst. ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: San Diego County"
Ocotillo, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16.5
... Preview: The Azalea Glen Trail, the coolest and shadiest pre-Cedar-Fire route in the park, is showcasing some strong signs of botanical rebirth. Amid the ghost forests of closely spaced, blackened tree trunks, ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: San Diego County"
Descanso, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: With two steep ravines spanned by quaint footbridges, scores of well-kept, historically significant homes, and mature landscaping, Banker’s Hill is a monument to the elegance of the past. The work of ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: San Diego County"
San Diego, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: A cool current caressed my feet, erasing the memory of several long, hot miles on the trail. Sunlight scattered among a thousand fluttering leaves, and a tiny sliver of new moon glowed softly in a blu ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: San Diego County"
Oak Grove, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: Visitors (no bikes, though) are welcome to follow a path along the restored lagoon’s shoreline. It’s delightful to come here during early morning or late evening, when bird-watching is best; and it’s ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: San Diego County"
Carlsbad, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: This small park includes one significant hike, starting with a short, self-guiding nature trail on the slope just behind the visitor center. After about 0.2 mile on that, you can continue west on the ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: San Diego County"
San Pasqual, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Coastal sage scrub and chaparral vegetation are highlighted along the Bayside Trail, but it’s more worth taking for the wonderful, unobstructed views of San Diego Bay, the Silver Strand, and San Diego ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: San Diego County"
San Diego, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: The trails along the Lake Hodges shoreline have long been popular, and now a route up Bernardo Mountain is attracting attention as well. The bulk of the mountain was purchased for inclusion in the San ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: San Diego County"
Escondido, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: The 6-mile Big Laguna Trail, completed in 1991, wends its scenic way over gently rolling hills and grassy dales, never dipping below 5400 feet of elevation nor rising to more than 5900 feet. By combin ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: San Diego County"
Mount Laguna, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: Try walking this easy trail (named in honor of a former Anza-Borrego park supervisor) in the early morning or in late afternoon, when warm-tinted sunlight and long shadows soften the landscape. At thi ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: San Diego County"
Borrego Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: This easy-going, mostly descending, east-to-west, one-way walk on the Santa Ysabel Truck Trail is fine for a cool day, but a potentially hot and sweaty affair during the warmer half of the year. You’l ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: San Diego County"
Ramona, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: In Black Canyon water has amply illustrated its mindless yet artistic ability to sculpt stone. Every once in a great while, a gush of sediment-laden water tears through the canyon bottom, carving and ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: San Diego County"
Santa Ysabel, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: San Diego County’s “big” Black Mountain (not the smaller one looming above Rancho Penasquitos) rises gently to an elevation of 4051 feet outside Ramona. A fire lookout tower once stood on Black Mounta ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: San Diego County"
Ramona, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14.2
... Preview: The panoramic views to the north include land that was completely uninhabited only a couple decades ago. Today, the rolling landscape includes the housing developments of 4S Ranch, and farther off to ... From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: San Diego County"
San Diego, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5