Hiking & Adventure Guide: Sonoma Coast & Russian River Guide Book

by Stephen W. Hinch (Wilderness Press)
Hiking and Adventure Guide Sonoma Coast and Russian River  by Stephen W. Hinch

288pp/pics/desc/maps
ISBN: 089997502X

The only complete guide to the six state parks and 15 coastal and riverside regional parks in one of the most rugged and beautiful regions of northern California: the magnificent Sonoma Coast and Russian River. The full range of outdoor adventures are described here, including hiking, camping, diving, whale/seal watching, and more. At Sonoma Coast State Park, explore miles of sandy beaches, isolated coves, and wildflower-covered trails. Watch for whales at Bodega Head. Visit Fort Ross State Historic Park, a Russian colonial outpost dating back to 1812. Free-dive for abalone at Salt Point State Park, site of strange sandstone sculptures and a rare pygmy forest. See the rhododendrons that bloom each spring at nearby Kruse Rhododendron Reserve, then turn inland to Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve, home to the last major stand of old-growth redwoods in Sonoma County. Detailed trail descriptions and trail maps along with a table of Gps waypoints for trail junctions and point of interest.

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Trails from the "Hiking & Adventure Guide: Sonoma Coast & Russian River" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 25.
... Preview: This trail stretches from the bluffs overlooking Stump Beach all the way to Horseshoe Point, but most people will want to start from either Fisk Mill Cove or nearby Cannon Gulch. This trail descriptio ... From the guidebook "Hiking & Adventure Guide: Sonoma Coast & Russian River"
Stewarts Point, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: This little-used trail lets you explore some of the more remote areas of Bodega Dunes. Although you never climb more than 100 feet, your entire route is on soft sand, making it a fairly strenuous hike ... From the guidebook "Hiking & Adventure Guide: Sonoma Coast & Russian River"
Bodega Bay, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: This relatively level loop circles the southern tip of Bodega Head. It hugs the cliff edges for most of its distance, so keep young children in control. From December through April, you may be lucky e ... From the guidebook "Hiking & Adventure Guide: Sonoma Coast & Russian River"
Bodega Bay, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: This trail has two parts. The first is an easy walk across the bluffs to grand views of the coast. Then at the edge of the bluff is a steep, challenging trail down to an isolated, rocky beach 200 feet ... From the guidebook "Hiking & Adventure Guide: Sonoma Coast & Russian River"
Fort Ross, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
... Preview: This trail climbs 600 feet through coastal redwoods to a rare pygmy forest, then on to a “prairie,” an area of open grassland high in the hills. Numerous signs along the initial part of the hike intro ... From the guidebook "Hiking & Adventure Guide: Sonoma Coast & Russian River"
Jenner, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: This quiet trail, a former Native American trading route, climbs 700 feet through redwood forests and grassy hillsides before descending to Highway 1 across from Shell Beach. Named after an early envi ... From the guidebook "Hiking & Adventure Guide: Sonoma Coast & Russian River"
Jenner, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This challenging hike takes you through some of the most beautiful backcountry in the region. You descend 1000 feet during the first 1.5 miles of the hike and climb the same amount near the end, so be ... From the guidebook "Hiking & Adventure Guide: Sonoma Coast & Russian River"
Guerneville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Enjoy the solitude and marvel at the scenery as you hike this little-used loop trail around the western flank of McCray Mountain. For most of its length you climb a wide, easily traveled fire road. At ... From the guidebook "Hiking & Adventure Guide: Sonoma Coast & Russian River"
Guerneville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
... Preview: This challenging hike starts and ends in redwood forest, while the center portion traverses wooded grasslands. For the first 3 miles you climb a total of 1200 feet through sheltered forest along East ... From the guidebook "Hiking & Adventure Guide: Sonoma Coast & Russian River"
Guerneville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This trail takes you through the sandstone-sculptured northern half of Bluff Trail, now called Grace Rock Trail on park maps. Along the way you will discover a pioneer cemetery and the remains of an o ... From the guidebook "Hiking & Adventure Guide: Sonoma Coast & Russian River"
Stewarts Point, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.3
... Preview: This trail is part of the upper Willow Creek acquisition that became part of Sonoma Coast State Park in 2005. The State currently lacks the funding to open it to the general public, so it is only acce ... From the guidebook "Hiking & Adventure Guide: Sonoma Coast & Russian River"
Jenner, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.1
... Preview: You can see evidence of the San Andreas fault by hiking an overgrown logging road from Fort Ross Road to Kolmer Gulch. Along the way, you pass through the Stanley S. Spyra Memorial Grove, the world’s ... From the guidebook "Hiking & Adventure Guide: Sonoma Coast & Russian River"
Fort Ross, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This pleasant trail from Shell Beach to Blind Beach extends along the coastal bluffs with excellent views of the rugged coastline. You will also pass the probable site of Pleistocene “rubbing rocks” f ... From the guidebook "Hiking & Adventure Guide: Sonoma Coast & Russian River"
Jenner, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: In spring and summer, the coastal headlands along this reasonably easy trail from Shell Beach to Wright’s Beach are blanketed with a spectacular explosion of wildflowers. Some of the numerous types yo ... From the guidebook "Hiking & Adventure Guide: Sonoma Coast & Russian River"
Jenner, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: This is a popular hike when the rhododendrons are in bloom in April and May. At other times of year you are likely to have the trail to yourself. Don’t restrict yourself just to rhododendron season—it ... From the guidebook "Hiking & Adventure Guide: Sonoma Coast & Russian River"
Jenner, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
... Preview: Hikers may be tempted to avoid this trail because it is a main horse path to the dunes, but don’t be discouraged. On a sunny Saturday in June, I didn’t encounter another person, either on horseback or ... From the guidebook "Hiking & Adventure Guide: Sonoma Coast & Russian River"
Bodega Bay, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: Although there are no designated trails north of the stockade, a path of sorts traverses the headlands from Northwest Cape to Highway 1 near Windermere Point. The open, windswept headlands offer excel ... From the guidebook "Hiking & Adventure Guide: Sonoma Coast & Russian River"
Fort Ross, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This easy hike takes you through the old Russian orchard, where several trees planted by the Russians, along with many more planted by later landowners, still survive. Much of the trail traverses open ... From the guidebook "Hiking & Adventure Guide: Sonoma Coast & Russian River"
Fort Ross, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.4
... Preview: This trail leads across headlands covered with ice plant, purple seaside daisies, bush lupine, and coastal scrub/grasslands. From December through April, keep an eye open for migrating whales. Part of ... From the guidebook "Hiking & Adventure Guide: Sonoma Coast & Russian River"
Bodega Bay, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: This level loop trail takes you through the heart of an old-growth redwood forest, with a side trip to the Forest Theater. You climb only 50 feet the entire way, making this an easy hike through redwo ... From the guidebook "Hiking & Adventure Guide: Sonoma Coast & Russian River"
Guerneville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6

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