* Spectacular day hikes close to popular tourist destinations like San Francisco and the Napa Valley* Some of America's most legendary hiking trails, including Yosemite's Half Dome, the Tahoe Rim Trail, and the John Muir Trail* Hikes that show the best of Northern California's amazing natural beauty, from the crashing surf of Big Sur to the unforgettable redwoods
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TABLE OF HIKES. LIST OF MAPS. 1 THE BEST OF HIKING IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. 2 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. 3 SUGGESTED ITINERARIES. 4 SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. 5 COAST SOUTH OF SAN FRANCISCO. 6 COAST NORTH OF SAN FRANCISCO. 7 WINE COUNTRY & GOLD COUNTRY. 8 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. 9 SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS. 10 LAKE TAHOE. 11 DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK. APPENDIX A: FAST FACTS, TOLL-FREE NUMBERS & WEBSITES APPENDIX B: OTHER SPORTS & ACTIVITIES IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA'S NATIONAL PARKS. INDEX.
John McKinney is the author of 20 books about hiking, parklands, and nature, including The Hiker's Way and A Walk Along Land's End: Dispatches from the Edge of California on a 1,600-mile Hike from Mexico to Oregon. For 18 years, McKinney, a.k.a. The Trailmaster, wrote a weekly hiking column for the Los Angeles Times and now writes articles and commentaries about nature and outdoor recreation for both print and online magazines. A passionate advocate for the environment and our need to reconnect to nature, McKinney also shares his expertise on radio, TV, and at www.TheTrailmaster.com.