Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's North Bay Guide Book

by Tracy Salcedo-Chourré (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes San Franciscoand39;s North Bay  by Tracy Salcedo-Chourré

128pp/maps
ISBN: 0762760923

Best Easy Day Hikes San Francisco's North Bay includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty-two easy-to-follow hikes in Marin County, Sonoma County and the Napa Valley. Discover a region of diverse scenery and natural splendors -- including superlative bay views, ancient redwoods, windswept dunes, stunning Sonoma Valley vistas, and a historic mining road with vineyard views.

© 2011 Tracy Salcedo-Chourrand233;/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's North Bay" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 22.
... Preview: I’ve done a little hiking in my day, traveling miles through some of the loveliest terrain in North America, including Yosemite, the Colorado Rockies, Alaska, and the Yukon. But here’s the truth: If I ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's North Bay"
Point Reyes Station, CA - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: A favorite of pet owners—a section of the park is open for off-leash dog walking—this suburban park also offers treats for the hiker, including a loop that skims the borders of vineyards and offers gr ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's North Bay"
Napa, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: On a clear day, a tour around Bodega Head presents views of whale migration routes in the Pacific, the mouth of Tomales Bay with Point Reyes beyond, the golden arc of Doran Beach, and Bodega Harbor. From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's North Bay"
Bodega Bay, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
... Preview: Stretch your legs on a steady climb to the ridge top overlooking Armstrong Woods, then stretch your neck looking up the ramrod-straight trunks of redwood trees into the quiet green canopy. From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's North Bay"
Guerneville, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: The Marin Headlands encompass superlative views of the Golden Gate and San Francisco Bay. These two trails, one super easy and the other more remote and challenging, take in those views. You see them ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's North Bay"
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: A circuit around Lake Lagunitas rambles through redwood groves and serves up nice views of the wooded slopes of Mount Tamalpais—and may include glimpses of great blue herons along the shoreline and tu ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's North Bay"
Kentfield, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: A long, contemplative hike along ranch roads and levee tops leads through the marshlands along Sonoma County’s San Pablo Bay coastline. Expect excellent birding and solitude, especially along the loop ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's North Bay"
Novato, CA - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 8.2
... Preview: Two short trails—the Verna Dunshee Memorial Trail and the Plank Trail—allow hikers to circumnavigate the highest peak in Marin County and then climb to its summit, enjoying panoramic views every step ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's North Bay"
Mill Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: Paved paths and scenic bridges lace through a forest of some of the oldest, tallest, and most glorious trees in California. A magnet for tourists and locals alike, Muir Woods National Monument provide ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's North Bay"
Mill Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: The expansive Napa River floodplain, a fertile wetland that supports healthy populations of songbirds, shorebirds, and wildflowers, is the setting for this easy paved trail. From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's North Bay"
Napa, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This historic mining road leads up into the hills on the east side of the Napa Valley and offers hikers a taste of wilderness and great vineyard views. While the views are civilized—of orderly vineya ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's North Bay"
Calistoga, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: This little preserve straddles the divide between suburban Tiburon and Corte Madera and features a pair of hiking only trails with spectacular views of San Francisco and San Pablo Bays. From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's North Bay"
Corte Madera, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Experience space travel with your feet firmly planted on Earth on the Planet Walk. Trailside interpretive signs mark the relative distances between the planets in the solar system. A more traditional ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's North Bay"
Glen Ellen, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: Perched on a rocky promontory as far west on the continent as you can go, the historic Point Reyes Lighthouse was a welcome beacon for ships navigating the dangerous coastline. These days it’s the bea ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's North Bay"
Point Reyes Station, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: Tucked in the rolling hills along the Sonoma-Marin county line, this loop climbs through grasslands to an oak-studded ridgeline with great views across west county ranchlands and east across Petaluma ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's North Bay"
Petaluma, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: Though the redwood-thick shade along Ritchey Creek is the highlight of this trail loop, the high point, Coyote Peak, offers filtered views of the Napa Valley floor and the steep wooded slopes of the M ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's North Bay"
Calistoga, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Take a seat on any of the stone benches at the summit of this route and bask in stunning vistas across the Sonoma Valley. On the descent, check out historic gravestones in the Mountain Cemetery. Asce ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's North Bay"
Sonoma, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Without question one of the most well-used, well-loved trails in Sonoma County, this accessible, mostly paved route begins in busy Howarth Park and circumnavigates Spring Lake, a pretty little reservo ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's North Bay"
Santa Rosa, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: This study in switchbacks leads to a monument erected to honor famed writer Robert Louis Stevenson, who honeymooned on the lower slopes of Mount St. Helena in 1880. A small stone monument topped with ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's North Bay"
Calistoga, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: Follow an easy route through onetime ranchland and a brushy headlands valley to little Tennessee Cove. Bordered by a steep cliff on the south and imposing hillsides on the north, the small beach opens ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's North Bay"
San Francisco, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.4