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  • Author:
    Brian Milne
  • ISBN:
    0899974376
  • ISBN13:
    978-0899974378
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  • Publisher:
    Wilderness Press; 1 edition (June 3, 2008)
  • Pages:
    316 pages
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    United States
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This region offers a nearby destination for adventurers coming from both Northern and Southern California.

Top Trails books are far more carefully organized than most hiking guides. Icons provide a quick overview of a hike, as do short descriptive "hike at a glance" pages at the start of each chapter

Top Trails books are far more carefully organized than most hiking guides. Icons provide a quick overview of a hike, as do short descriptive "hike at a glance" pages at the start of each chapter. But generally speaking, Top Trails books tend to be just exerpts from longer hiking guides, repackaged into a large pocketbook format. This volume is very much an exception to the rule. It is truly a listing of the best hikes in the region.

Halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, California s Central Coast is a treasure of beaches, poppy-dotted meadows, and countless lakes and streams. This region offers a nearby destination for adventurers coming from both Northern and Southern California.

California State Parks, San Luis Obispo Coast: Elfin Forest Natural Preserve.

Top Trails California Central Coast: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone, Published by Wilderness Press, ISBN 978-0-89997-437-8, 313 pages. California State Parks, San Luis Obispo Coast: Elfin Forest Natural Preserve. Elfin Forest photo gallery. com: Elfin Forest Natural Preserve - images.

In this new title in the Top Trails series, veteran outdoors author Mike White leads day-trippers and backpackers into some of the most awe-inspiring terrain on earth. Step-by-step in his trail-worn boots, the author created a menu of 57 diverse routes, from a gentle half-mile morning loop to a 29-mile backpacking adventure.

Must-Do Hikes for Everyone. Publisher: Wilderness Press. The print version of this textbook is ISBN: 9780899974378, 0899974376. Print ISBN: 9780899974378, 0899974376. eText ISBN: 9780899975559, 0899975550. 1. 9 USD SKU: 9780899975559. The world’s eTextbook reader for students. Back to Top. Get to Know Us. About VitalSource.

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Halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, California’s Central Coast is a treasure of beaches, poppy-dotted meadows, and countless lakes and streams. This region offers a nearby destination for adventurers coming from both Northern and Southern California. Outdoor writer and lifelong Central Coast native Brian Milne has selected his favorite 46 trips for hiking, running, horseback riding, and mountain biking. From easy beach strolls to inland treks, trails range from a half mile to 18 miles, covering the mainland and the Channel Islands. At-a-glance information shows which trips have the best fishing, bird-watching, camping, running, and other activities.

MeGa_NunC
This book doesn't have ALL the best hikes on the California Central Coast It's missing the Sycamore Avila hike which has amazing views of Avila Beach. Trail begins behind the Sycamore Mineral Springs. It doesn't have that, but it has the Salinas River Trail walk, which is a fairly new (and still unfinished) path behind my house that I wouldn't consider a "hike" at all. Consider it more of a leisurely walk that takes you behind an apartment complex, behind Albertsons and Wendy's, past the homeless living under the bridge, and then off to a park before it ends in a residential area. This one should've been left out.

However the rest of the book is phenominal, and what makes it so great are these things:

1) Directions to each location are phenominal. No way you're getting lost with his precise mile markers. Even when you're on the hike, he points out where each little landmark is, when to hang a left, etc. You'll never mess up when you have this guide handy

2) The book is segmented by region (south county, north county, etc). If you want to go for a hike around San Luis Obispo, there's all the hikes for it in one location.

3) At the beginning of each region, you're given a brief summary of each hike, how long it is, and the 1-5 difficulty rating based on climbing difficulty and length of the hike.

4) At the beginning of the book, it gives a chart showing all the hikes, and you'll know with these with which ones you can take a bike, a dog, a horse, a kid, a wife, and your wallet, because.

5) He tells you which places charge a fee to get in.

If you have any questions about a trail, rest assured the answers are in the book. Where to park, how difficult it is to find the trail, etc.

Great book to refer to when you're ready to go see some nature.
Walan
I just pulled this book out again and forgot how much I love it. I bought it originally in 2009 and it is still has relevant and helpful today as it was when I originally bought it. We went for several hikes over the weekend in Montana de Oro and this book was so much more thorough than anything we were able to find on line or through the State Park system. Even though we live here, it is amazing how many great hikes you forget about or have never stumbled upon. One of my favorite parts of the descriptions is the clear elevation gain, which makes figuring out which hikes my children will enjoy that much easier.
Kipabi
after planning a little escape to the central coast, I borrowed this book from my local library. after flagging the pages, I had to have it. we had our own guided tours along with coast up to big sur...point lobos, salmon creek, ragged point...we discovered a 300' waterfall at salmon creek and amazing tidepools at point lobos - don't leave home without it!
Shakanos
As advertised.
Nkeiy
The first thing I noticed about the Kindle edition of this trail guide is that the tables (for example, the California Central Coast Trails Table) too small to be read. Zooming doesn't help, because the resolution of the images is so poor that you can barely read the zoomed text.
JoJogar
I liked that the author gave detailed descriptions on locating trail heads for the hikes. Maps of the hikes are great too.
Musical Aura Island
Excellent written book and included more of the California Central Coast than I anticipated. I would recommend this book to anyone planning a trip up the coast.
Great asset to my exploring the area. Very helpful.