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Best Hikes With Kids San Francisco Bay Area

Author : Laure Latham
ISBN : 9781594854972
Genre : Travel
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CLICK HERE to download two sample hikes from Best Hikes with Kids San Francisco * Features more than 100 kid-friendly trails * A comprehensive guide for families hiking in the Bay Area! In this colorful guidebook to the best family trails in the entire Bay Area -- including Sonoma and Santa Cruz counties -- author Laure Latham developed her list of hikes not just through personal experience, but also by interviewing local parent groups to hear what families really want when they hike with kids. Beyond detailed trail descriptions, Best Hikes with Kids: San Francisco Bay Area features: * Info on junior ranger/kid recognition programs * Guidebook section on environmental awareness for kids * Trail safety and how to easily identify poison oak and poison hemlock * Stroller-friendly and dog-friendly hikes * Trails near campgrounds, playgrounds, or quality picnic areas * Best hikes accessible via Bay Area public transit * Best hikes with nearby farms or nature museums —
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100 Hikes In The San Francisco Bay Area

Author : Marc J. Soares
ISBN : 0898867797
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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* Most hikes within a one-hour drive from San Francisco and other Bay Area cities* Thorough trailhead directions and maps for each hike, plus over 100 black and white and color photos* Bonus high-country trails near Lake Tahoe* Outings from family hikes to challenging backpacking trails* Lists trail distance, hiking time, difficulty level, optimum season, and moreHidden within and around the congested San Francisco Bay Area is a diverse array of often surprisingly remote hiking regions. Discover ridge-top trails with spectacular views or secluded scenic creek and lakeside strolls. Wander through majestic redwoods or along the ocean's edge. 100 Hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area is the most comprehensive hiking guide to the area, featuring a variety of hikes for all energy levels.
Category: Sports & Recreation

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles San Francisco

Author : Jane Huber
ISBN : 9780897325097
Genre : Travel
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Bay Area parks and preserves offer a dramatic variety of landscapes, from rugged redwood-forested canyons to breezy coastal bluffs, grassy rolling hills to sunny chaparral-coated hillsides. Well-known destinations such as Point Reyes National Seashore, Mount Diablo State Park, Mount Tamalpais State Park, and many other more obscure jewels of the Bay Area park system are just a short drive from the heart of San Francisco. Completely updated and including several new hikes and a complete new map set, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco guides readers to a splendid assortment of trails in the nine counties surrounding one of the world's most beautiful cities. Whether hikers crave a quick and easy get-out-of-town stroll or a challenging day-long trek through wilderness, this book is the perfect trailblazer, for city natives and first-time visitors alike Consider yourself warned: Hiking in the Bay Area can be an intense and addictive experience. Sure, other areas of California are home to more esteemed landforms and parks--Yosemite is one of many world-class parks within a day's drive, and backpackers traverse the state as they trek one of the country's longest routes, the Pacific Crest Trail. Throughout the Bay Area there are many "destination" parks, where people from all over the world flock to walk among giant redwoods or whale-watch from a wildflower-dotted coastal bluff. But there are hundreds of smaller parks unknown to most tourists and even lifelong residents, and short drives (or in some cases bus trips, walks, or bike rides) lead to numerous parks and preserves with stunning views, bountiful wildlife, and quiet trails. These "backyard" preserves are especially beneficial to the residents of the Bay Area's most densely packed cities, San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland. Local parks provide close-to-home outlets for exercise and nature exploration on a daily basis--thousands of people living in the foothills of Mount Tamalpais can literally walk from their front doors for miles, all the way to the top of the mountain if they like. Locals hike parks and open-space preserves bordering the towns of Berkeley, Mill Valley, and Woodside daily, and they take active roles in maintaining the trails. Getting to know your backyard means getting to love your backyard--and we fight for what we love. This dedication to open space has led many ordinary citizens in rallies to save some of our most cherished Bay Area spots. The campaign to preserve open space began in the era of John Muir, and the list of protected parklands is long and impressive. Battles continue, and development still threatens many special areas. As you make your way over trails throughout the Bay Area, think of what we could have lost and have already preserved: old growth redwoods in Muir Woods saved from logging, Point Reyes National Seashore and the Marin Headlands saved from huge housing complexes, various small parks including Edgewood saved from development as golf courses, as well as many other "common" plots of land preserved to make life a little better for the surrounding community.
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Moon 101 Great Hikes San Francisco Bay Area

Author : Ann Marie Brown
ISBN : 9781640490048
Genre : Travel
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Your Adventure Starts Here with Moon Travel Guides! Are you at home in the golden hills of Berkeley, or the lush redwood forests of Marin? Explore the paradise just outside your door with Moon 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area. Inside you'll find: A Hike for Everyone: Hikes range from short, flat routes suitable for families to daylong, steep treks for more ambitious hikers, with options to extend or shorten the hikes. All hikes are rated for difficulty and marked for features such as dog-friendly or wheelchair accessible Explore the Trails: Highlights like waterfalls, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, and wildflowers are noted on each hike Maps and Directions: Explore with easy-to-use maps and point-by-point navigation for each trail, and including driving directions to each trailhead with GPS coordinates and public transit options when available Top Hikes: Lists like "Best Redwood Forests," "Best Short Backpacking Trips," and "Best Bird-Watching" will help you choose where to hike in Napa, Sonoma, Marin, the East Bay, San Francisco, the Peninsula, and the South Bay Trusted Advice: Anne Marie Brown shares the experience and knowledge she's gained from hiking, biking, and camping in and around the Bay Area more than 150 days a year Tips and Tools: Find essentials like health, safety, and trail etiquette, background information on the landscape and history of the trails, and volunteer opportunities so you can help keep the trails as beautiful as you found them Whether you're a veteran or a first-time hiker, Moon's comprehensive coverage and trusted advice will have you ready to lace up your hiking boots and head out on your next adventure. Looking for trails beyond the Bay Area? Try Moon Northern California Hiking or Moon California Hiking. Ready for an overnight outdoor adventure? Check out Moon Northern California Camping or Moon California Camping.
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Bay Area Ridge Trail

Author : Jean Rusmore
ISBN : 0899975968
Genre : Travel
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The official guide to the ever-growing Bay Area Ridge Trail, a proposed 400-mile route that circles the ridgeline of the San Francisco Bay, crossing over nine counties. Five new trails and 13 more miles await discovery in this new edition, bringing the mileage of the completed Ridge Trail to 225.
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Best Hikes With Dogs San Francisco Bay Area And Beyond 2nd Edition

Author : Jason Fator
ISBN : 9781594857041
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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CLICK HERE to download the sample hike to "Lafayette Ridge" from Best Hikes With Dogs: San Francisco Bay Area & Beyond (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) * Handy trail-finder chart allows quick selection for hikes by difficulty, availability of water along the way, views, and more * Trails range from easy strolls to more challenging routes, all on terrain that's hazard-free and easy on the paws Northern California and the San Francisco Bay area offer amazing trails to explore with your canine companion—and veteran hiker and dog lover Jason Fator has explored 83 of the ones most likely to satisfy both dogs and their people. From the sun-kissed hills of Marin to the grassy knolls of the East Bay or wide open spaces of the South Bay, Best Hikes with Dogs: San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond, 2nd Edition, is your guide to the very best trails, most of which do not require leashes (except in parks as noted). More than two-thirds of the hikes are on lesser known trails where travel is light and where you're unlikely to meet horses, bicycles, or motorized vehicles. Beyond the Bay Area, you'll find additional dog friendly routes in the Sacramento area, the hills of Gold Country, in and around Tahoe, and in the Mount Shasta region.
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Best Hikes With Kids In Western Washington The Cascades

Author : Joan Burton
ISBN : 0898865662
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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* Nearly 200 short hikes and outdoor activities for kids and their families* Graphic, two-color layout provides key data at a glance* Includes environmental closeups on the trail to engage kids in the natural world Search for frogs and turtles in a pond, stay in a cabin, visit a nature center, see waterfalls, or discover abundant wildlife. Best Hikes with Kids Western Washington includes these activiites for kids centered around trails that they can do and enjoy. Each outing in thisguidebook highlights points of interest and opportunities for learning about nature on the trail. The hikes range in length from 1 to 6 miles round-trip, are rated easy to difficult for children, and feature optional turn-around points for tired feet. This guidebook highlights essential data at a glance, not only by use of the "About the Hike" and "Before You Go" information blocks but also by extensive use of icons in the margins to note type of hike (day hike or backpack trip), difficulty for children, hikeable seasons, and more.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Trail Runners Guide San Francisco Bay Area

Author : Jessica Lage
ISBN : 9780899976419
Genre : Travel
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"Trail Runner's Guide: San Francisco Bay Area covers the best trail runs in the region's parklands and open spaces. This informative guide provides the detailed routes with descriptions of terrain, views, and vegetation from a runner's perspective. 50 featured routes, from 2 to 22 miles, plus alternative routes from every trailhead.Includes topographic maps with easy directions on facing pages, elevation profiles, and at-a-glance trail conditions and regulations for each run, plus equipment, safety, and running tips.
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East Bay Trails

Author : David Weintraub
ISBN : 0899972136
Genre : Travel
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The most complete, up-to-date guide for Alameda and Contra Costa counties with over 50 trips in 31 parks, and photos and maps throughout.
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Best Hikes Near San Francisco

Author : Linda Hamilton
ISBN : 9781493006212
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? In Best Hikes Near San Francisco Linda Hamilton details the best hikes within an hour's drive of San Francisco perfect for the urban and suburbanite hard-pressed to find great outdoor activites close to home. Each featured hike includes detailed hike specs, a brief hike description, trailhead location, directional cues, and a detailed map.
Category: Sports & Recreation