Hiking California's Wine Country Guide Book

by Bubba Suess (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Californiaand39;s Wine Country   by Bubba Suess

305pp/guides/maps
ISBN: 9781493009855

While the Wine Country is justly famous as a destination for viticulture tourism, it is often overlooked as a fantastic place for hitting the trail and exploring some fantastically beautiful landscapes. Many of the qualities that help produce world- class wines also make the Wine Country an incredible hiking experience. The temperate climate means that all of the trails can be hiked year- round. Whether it is the heart of winter or the peak of summer, you can still get out and hike spectacular trails. The land itself demands to be enjoyed and presents itself to the hiker with amazing diversity. Hikes in the Wine Country travel through large, lovely valleys filled with vast vineyards as well as to rugged mountaintops with sweeping views. The windswept coastline and tall redwoods seem far removed from the volcanic cliffs and serpentine deserts that are only a short distance away.

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Trails from the "Hiking California's Wine Country " Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 67.
... Preview: The hike through the city of Napa’s Alston Park is a great introduction to the Napa Valley. With copious views of wineries and the southern half of the Napa Valley, this is a good place to get a sense ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Wine Country "
Napa, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: This is the finest collection of redwoods in the Bay Area. Towering giants line the trail, and numerous noteworthy specimens highlight features of these unique trees, including notable girth and heigh ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Wine Country "
Guerneville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.0
... Preview: Climbing the ridges that surround the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, this trail offers the opportunity to explore the redwoods while taking a longer hike. The ridges are blanketed in fir fo ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Wine Country "
Guerneville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.0
... Preview: This loop through the backcountry in Austin Creek State Recreation Area is one of the longest and most isolated trails in the Wine Country. With several creek crossings and two fords of large East Aus ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Wine Country "
Guerneville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.1
... Preview: The loop to the summit of Sugarloaf Ridge State Park’s Bald Mountain is one of the epic Wine Country hikes. The hike climbs the remote headwaters of Sonoma Creek while reaching the summit of Bald Moun ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Wine Country "
Kenwood, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.1
... Preview: The short hike from Bothe–Napa Valley State Park to the historic Bale Grist Mill is a great hike for history lovers. The hike starts near the pioneer cemetery then climbs over a low hill and descends ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Wine Country "
Napa, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: A few blocks east of downtown Sonoma is Bartholomew Park, a privately owned historic park that is open to the public. Home to the eponymously named winery, the loop through the park’s backcountry is a ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Wine Country "
Sonoma, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: The short walk out to Barton Hill is all that remains of a large trail network that once followed the northern shore of Lake Berryessa. This lonely stretch of trail is short, but it has great access t ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Wine Country "
Napa, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.0
... Preview: The short hike around Bodega Head is a classic trip on one of the most interesting and historic sections of the Sonoma Coast. In addition to beautiful views and a lovely beach surrounded by craggy roc ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Wine Country "
Jenner, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.75
... Preview: This hike features rough terrain in a wild canyon, a beautiful, perennial creek, and an excellent grove of large redwood trees. The park has a well-developed trail system that allows for a number o ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Wine Country "
Saint Helena, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: Penetrating one of the most fascinating but inhospitable areas in the Wine Country, this hike explores Pope Creek, before climbing through remote country to an awesome overlook high above rustic Pope ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Wine Country "
Ukiah, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: This hike travels through the heart of Annadel State Park. It climbs to the park’s central uplands and skirts two large meadows. After winding around Lake Ilsanjo, the nexus of many of the park’s trai ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Wine Country "
Santa Rosa, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.3
... Preview: The hike through the lightly developed Clover Springs Preserve is the best hike through Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley, one of the Wine Country’s premier grape- growing regions. The first part of th ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Wine Country "
Santa Rosa, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.0
... Preview: Of all the trails in the Wine Country, this short hike has the most and best access to the Russian River. It follows the riverbank, passing through forests and meadows. This section of the river still ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Wine Country "
Cloverdale, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: The loop through Crane Creek Regional Park is a pleasant hike across open hills dotted with oaks and buckeyes. There are great views of vineyards, Sonoma Mountain, and Taylor Mountain. Crane Creek Reg ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Wine Country "
Rohnert Park, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: The loop through Foothill Regional Park is a pleasant trail with just enough length and steep terrain to make it feel like it penetrates deep into the Mayacamas backcountry without having to travel to ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Wine Country "
Windsor, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.0
... Preview: This is a beautiful hike on the Sonoma Coast that explores coves, high cliffs above the surf, and sandy beaches. The highlight of the hike is amazing Fort Ross, the nineteenth- century Russian outpost ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Wine Country "
Jenner, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.25
... Preview: The steep climb to the summit of Hood Mountain from Sonoma Creek is one of the most difficult trails in the Wine Country, and yet it is one of the most rewarding. Beginning in redwood forests, the tra ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Wine Country "
Kenwood, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.7
... Preview: The beautiful Half- a-Canoe Trail is Lake Sonoma’s best hike. Consisting mostly of a loop through remote parts of Lake Sonoma’s backcountry, the trail has panoramic views, oak forests, lake access, an ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Wine Country "
Geyserville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: This beautiful loop is a hidden gem on the edge of the upscale town of Healdsburg. Traveling through open hills and beautiful forests, the highlight is a great view of a secluded section of the vineya ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Wine Country "
Healdsburg, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4