Travel

Best Hikes with Kids: San Francisco Bay Area

Author: Laure Latham

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 628

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 —
Pets

Best Hikes with Dogs: San Francisco

Author: Jason Fator

Publisher: Best Hikes with Dogs

ISBN:

Category: Pets

Page: 302

View: 944

CLICK HERE to download the sample hike to "Lafayette Ridge" fromBest 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.

Hiking San Francisco Bay Area

Author: Shawn Dolgin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 186

View: 436

The Bay area with its cosmopolitan cities and world-class restaurants sits in hiking and walking paradise. With National Parks, State Parks, local and private trails all over the bay its impossible not to be close to a nature experience. So there are no excuses for not enjoying the wonders that the San Francisco Bay offers. The book contains 204 hikes throughout the bay area. I include many of my favorite places and tastes in each region so you can either grab some food along for each hike or to relax afterwards and enjoy a great meal or a glass of your favorite adult beverage. As you can see many of the hikes have several routes and many of the hikes can be combined together, creating over 250 variations of hiking adventures. I've given you a starting place, but remember it's your adventure and meandering off and exploring is encouraged and advised, so you can find your own gem trail.
Travel

One Night Wilderness: San Francisco Bay Area

Author: Matt Heid

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 230

Hundreds of parks, preserves, and protected open spaces infuse the San Francisco Bay Area with a world of unparalleled natural wonder. Straddling a remarkable range of geographic and ecological diversity, it provides avenues for adventure in all terrains, seasons, and environments. An overnight journey deepens this outdoor experience. One Night Wilderness: San Francisco Bay Area presents the 28 best overnight backcountry opportunities in the greater Bay Area, from the deep valleys of the Coast Range to the old-growth redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains, from the shores of Point Reyes National Seashore to the remote corners of the Diablo Range in Henry Coe State Park. And all of them are accessible within a two-hour drive from any point in the Bay Area. Discovering all of these adventures without help would be a formidable challenge. Nearly a dozen different governing agencies manage the parks of the Bay Area. Regulations, sources of information, and reservation systems vary widely by park district. Plus, the proximity of millions of people means that hikers usually must make reservations at least a few weeks before their trip. But this comprehensive guide tells hikers what they need to know to get away from the city hubbub for a night or two. Within these pages you'll find detailed information on regulations, agency contact information, crowds, and reservations for every overnight destination?plus human history, natural history, trail descriptions, fun activities, maps, and more.
Travel

Moon 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area

Author: Ann Marie Brown

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 400

View: 363

Your Adventure Starts Here with Moon Travel Guides Do you plan your calendar by the timing of the Super Bloom? Are you most 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 Moon 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area 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 Explore the Trails: all hikes are marked with difficulty ratings, features, such as dog-friendly or wheelchair accessible, and highlights like waterfalls, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, and wildflowers Maps and Directions: Easy-to-use maps for each trail with point-by-point navigation and detailed driving directions (including public transit directions when available) to each trailhead with GPS coordinates 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: 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.
Travel

Moon 101 Great Hikes San Francisco Bay Area

Author: Ann Marie Brown

Publisher: Moon Travel

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 425

View: 870

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.
Sports & Recreation

Hiking the San Francisco Bay Apb

Author: Linda HAMILTON

Publisher: Falcon Guides

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 218

Lace up your boots and sample forty of the finest trails the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer. This guide covers every corner of this beautiful and diverse region, leading you to roaring waterfalls and wind-whipped mountaintops, verdant forests and wildflower-covered meadows. See majestic redwoods in the nature lover's cathedral in Muir woods, watch for whales along Lighthouse Trail at Point Reyes National Seashore, or wander through military history in The Presidio. Veteran hiker and Bay Area native Linda Hamilton will introduce you to these trails and many more. Inside you'll find: up-to-date trail information; accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails; difficulty ratings for each hike; detailed trail maps; zero-impact camping tips. Whether you are a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you'll find trails suited to every ability and interest in the Bay Area.
Travel

Top Trails: San Francisco Bay Area

Author: David Weintraub

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 364

Longtime San Francisco residents and intrepid hikers David Weintraub and Ben Pease have selected 44 "must-do" trips for hiking, running, and bicycling. Trails range from easy strolls to all-day treks, from 2 to 12 miles, covering the most scenic parks and preserves between Santa Rosa and San Jose. The second edition features new hikes in Muir Woods and the Presidio, more elevation profiles, and at-a-glance information helps you find the best wildflowers, fall color, bird-watching, camping, historic sites, and cool hikes for hot days.
Travel

Bay Area Ridge Trail

Author: Elizabeth Byers

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page:

View: 880

Find Solitude and Dramatic Views Around San Francisco Bay Everyone needs a break from their daily life. Escape to the oak-studded grasslands and tranquil forests of the Bay Area Ridge Trail. Hike, bike, or ride through nine counties with the official guide endorsed by the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council. Discover dramatic coastlines, a range of ecosystems, former Mexican ranchos, vistas that inspired Spanish explorers, and more. Join author Elizabeth Byers—a founding board member of the council—and Jean Rusmore, and choose from 75 trail segments on a network of paths that ring San Francisco Bay. Make your way through parks and public lands like Mount Tamalpais State Park and Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve. Trips range from a 2.5-mile excursion over the Benicia-Martinez Bridge to a 12.5-mile traverse of Bolinas Ridge. You can also link several trips together to create a continuous trek that is 20, 40, or even 80 miles long. Each trip includes summary information, like distance, accessibility, regulations, and facilities, as well as an easy-to-read map. Comprehensive trail directions help to ensure that you always know where to go, while details on the region’s history and culture entertain you along the way. Grab the updated, full-color edition of Bay Area Ridge Trail and start planning your next adventure. The perfect outing is closer than you think.
Travel

Afoot and Afield: San Francisco Bay Area

Author: David Weintraub

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 316

View: 763

This title in the acclaimed Afoot & Afield series contains more than 100 carefully described trips in the nine-county region. Included are all the well-known favorites: Mt. Tamalpais, Point Reyes National Seashore, Henry W. Coe and Mt. Diablo state parks, and Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve. The book also features more remote parks and preserves, from the rugged Sonoma coast to hidden canyons south of San Jose, as well as regional open spaces and country parks from the East Bay hills to the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Sports & Recreation

Hiking through History San Francisco Bay Area

Author: Tracy Salcedo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 735

Imagine hiking along a wooded trail near San Francisco and stumbling upon the stone foundation of a crumbled building, the wooden slats of the walls caved in, the ironwork of the hinges still dangling on the burned out door. This discovery piques your interest—what is this? What’s its significance? How can you find out? Enter Hiking through History San Francisco Bay Area: Exploring the Region's Past by Trail. Make no mistake—this is a hiking book first and foremost, complete with rich photos and detailed maps, but with added extras and sidebars detailing enough historical information to satisfy every curiosity along the way.
Travel

Moon 101 Great Hikes San Francisco Bay Area

Author: Ann Marie Brown

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 425

View: 336

Moon Travel Guides: Your Adventure Starts Here Whether you're trekking through the wildflowers of the South Bay or the redwood forests of Marin, get a breath of fresh air with Moon 101 Great Hikes San Francisco Bay Area. Flexible Hiking Options: Hikes range from short, flat routes suitable for families to day-long, steep treks for more ambitious hikers, with options to extend or shorten many routes Explore the Trails: All hikes are marked with difficulty ratings, features (such as dog-friendly or wheelchair-accessible) and highlights like waterfalls, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, and wildflowers Maps and Directions: Follow easy-to-use maps and point-by-point navigation for each trail, including driving directions to trailheads, GPS coordinates, and public transit options when available Top Hikes: Strategic lists like " Waterfalls," "Short Backpacking Trips," "Peak Vistas," and more will help you choose the right hike for you in Napa, Sonoma, Marin, the East Bay, San Francisco, the Peninsula, and the South Bay Trusted Advice: Ann 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 and safety information, trail etiquette, background 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 practical tips and comprehensive coverage will have you ready to lace up your boots and hit the trails. Looking for hikes beyond the Bay? Try Moon Northern California Hiking or Moon California Hiking. Ready for an overnight adventure? Check out Moon Northern California Camping or Moon California Camping.
Sports & Recreation

Urban Trails

Author: Alexandra Kenin

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 881

Contains 100 full-color photos and covers 50 history- and nature-filled routes: 40 in San Francisco, 6 in Marin County, and 4 south of the San Francisco border. Hikes are rated for fitness appeal to walkers, runners, and hikers, and with routes between 0.4 and 9 miles, there are options for people of all fitness levels. With this book, you will not only experience San Francisco's trails, but you'll also learn the history of the city and its famous sights. Each hike contains trailhead directions, including public transit options, information for families and dog owners, plus trail distance, high point, estimated time, amenities, and more. --Amazon.com.
Reference

Sixty Great Long Hikes in San Francisco Bay Area

Author: Yongsheng Zhu

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 60

View: 568

As a avid hiker, I like hiking at least 10 miles each time and prefer loops over point-to-point route. I also don't like to hike the same route week after week. Sometimes, I go through a few books without finding a single hike I like. There are too many short trails and too much scenery description in those books. That is the reasons why I write this booklet. You will find 60 great hikes in this booklet. These hikes scatter all over the whole bay area. Their lengths range from 10 miles to 30 plus miles. They have very little overlap. You can hike one route per week for 60 weeks without repetition! For each hike, I provide length (distance), elevation, shade and parking information to help you plan your trip. Once you arrive there, you can follow the hike easily by reading my turn by turn directions. There is very little scenery description so you don't need search for hike directions. For your convenience, no one hike spreads over two pages. Most page contains only one hike. Only a couple of pages cover two hikes.
Travel

San Francisco Bay Area

Author: Linda Anne Hamilton

Publisher: Falcon Guides

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 606

This volume features more than 40 of the Bay Area's greatest hikes, with detailed descriptions and superb maps for each trail. Each chapter also includes an elevation profile, difficulty rating, trail contacts, and much more. This is the best hiking guide available to the San Francisco Bay area.
Sports & Recreation

San Francisco Bay Area

Author: David Weintraub

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 294

View: 387

Discover the ridgetop view of the San Francisco Bay that inspired the explorer Portola. You'll find vistas galore atop the Bay Area's mountains, ridges, volcanoes, and hills.

Top Trails San Francisco Bay Area

Author: David Weintraub

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 445

View: 547

From fog-shrouded coastal hills and stately redwood groves to the windy summits of Mt. Tamalpais, Mt. St. Helena, and the pastoral East Bay Hills, the San Francisco Bay Area abounds with natural beauty, wildlife, and scenic vistas - and thousands of miles of well-maintained trails. Top Trails San Francisco Bay Area is your portable guide to the very best trails in the Bay Area. Longtime San Francisco residents and intrepid hikers David Weintraub and Ben Pease have selected 44 ''must-do'' trips for hiking, running, and bicycling. Trails range from easy strolls to all-day treks, from 2 to 12 miles, covering the most scenic parks and preserves between Santa Rosa and San Jose. The second edition features new hikes in Muir Woods and the Presidio, more elevation profiles, At-a-glance information helps you find the best wildflowers, fall color, bird watching, camping, historic sites, and cool hikes for hot days.
Sports & Recreation

100 Hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area

Author: Marc J. Soares

Publisher: 100 Hikes In

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 239

View: 615

* 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 more Hidden 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.
Health & Fitness

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: San Francisco

Author: Jane Huber

Publisher: 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 322

View: 133

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.