Afoot & Afield San Francisco Bay Area

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Afoot & Afield San Francisco Bay Area covers from Santa Rosa and Calistoga in the north to San Jose in the south and from Fairfield in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west. Featuring more than 100 great trips ranging from short strolls to rigorous 12-mile treks, this comprehensive guide invites you to explore the coastline, ridges, canyons, and grasslands that surround San Francisco and San Pablo bays. Even long-time residents will find fresh inspiration for trips in or around Mt. Tamalpais, Pt. Reyes ...
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Afoot and Afield: San Francisco Bay Area: A Comprehensive Hiking Guide

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Overview

Afoot & Afield San Francisco Bay Area covers from Santa Rosa and Calistoga in the north to San Jose in the south and from Fairfield in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west. Featuring more than 100 great trips ranging from short strolls to rigorous 12-mile treks, this comprehensive guide invites you to explore the coastline, ridges, canyons, and grasslands that surround San Francisco and San Pablo bays. Even long-time residents will find fresh inspiration for trips in or around Mt. Tamalpais, Pt. Reyes National Seashore, Mt. St. Helena, Mt. Diablo State Park, Henry W. Coe State Park and lands of the Marin County Open Space District, Sonoma County Parks, East Bay Regional Park District, Mid-peninsula Regional Open Space District, Santa Clara County Parks, and San Mateo County Parks.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780899972916
  • Publisher: Wilderness Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Series: Afoot and Afield Series
  • Pages: 332
  • Sales rank: 536,178
  • Product dimensions: 0.69 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Bay Area Locator Map vi
Preface xi
Introducing the San Francisco Bay Area 1
Climate 1
Geology 2
Plants 3
Animals 5
Comfort, Safety, and Etiquette 6
Preparation and Equipment 7
Special Hazards 7
Trail Etiquette 8
Using This Book 10
Capsulized Summaries 10
Chapter 1 San Francisco/Marin 13
Trip 1 Golden Gate Park: Native Oak Grove 14
Trip 2 Golden Gate Park: Stow Lake 17
Trip 3 Presidio of San Francisco: Ecology Trail 19
Trip 4 Presidio of San Francisco: Fort Winfield Scott Loop 22
Trip 5 Marin Headlands 25
Trip 6 Angel Island State Park 28
Trip 7 Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve 31
Trip 8 China Camp State Park 35
Trip 9 Muir Woods National Monument: Redwood Creek 37
Trip 10 Muir Woods National Monument: Tourist Club 40
Trip 11 Mt. Tamalpais: High Marsh Loop 43
Trip 12 Mt. Tamalpais: South Side Ramble 47
Trip 13 Pine Mountain 52
Trip 14 Mt. Burdell Open Space Preserve 55
Trip 15 Olompali State Historic Park 59
Trip 16 Samuel P. Taylor State Park: Barnabe Mountain 61
Trip 17 Point Reyes National Seashore: Mt. Wittenberg 63
Trip 18 Point Reyes National Seashore: Tomales Point 66
Trip 19 Tomales Bay State Park 69
Chapter 2 Santa Rosa/Petaluma 72
Trip 1 Annadel State Park 73
Trip 2 Sugarloaf Ridge State Park: Bald Mountain 76
Trip 3 Sugarloaf Ridge State Park: Meadow Loop 79
Trip 4 Jack London State Historic Park 81
Trip 5 Sonoma Valley Regional Park 83
Trip 6 Shiloh Ranch Regional Park 85
Trip 7 Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve/Austin Creek State Recreation Area 87
Trip 8 Sonoma Coast State Beach: Bodega Head Loop 91
Trip 9 Sonoma Coast State Beach: Kortum Trail 94
Chapter 3 Fairfield/Vallejo 98
Trip 1 Robert Louis Stevenson State Park: Mt. St. Helena 99
Trip 2 Bothe-Napa Valley State Park 101
Trip 3 Napa River Ecological Reserve 103
Trip 4 Skyline Wilderness Park 106
Trip 5 Rockville Hills Regional Park 109
Trip 6 Rush Ranch 112
Trip 7 Jepson Prairie Preserve 114
Chapter 4 Concord/Walnut Creek 117
Trip 1 Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline 118
Trip 2 Briones Regional Park 120
Trip 3 Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve 122
Trip 4 Las Trampas Wilderness 124
Trip 5 Lime Ridge Open Space 127
Trip 6 Diablo Foothills Regional Park 129
Trip 7 Mt. Diablo State Park: Grand Loop 132
Trip 8 Mt. Diablo State Park: Hidden Falls 134
Trip 9 Morgan Territory Regional Preserve 137
Trip 10 Round Valley Regional Preserve 139
Chapter 5 Berkeley/Oakland 142
Trip 1 Wildcat Canyon Regional Park 143
Trip 2 Tilden Regional Park 145
Trip 3 Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve 147
Trip 4 Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve 149
Trip 5 Joaquin Miller Park 152
Trip 6 Redwood Regional Park 154
Chapter 6 Fremont/Hayward 158
Trip 1 Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park 159
Trip 2 Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park 161
Trip 3 Coyote Hills Regional Park 164
Trip 4 Mission Peak Regional Preserve 167
Trip 5 Sunol Wilderness: Little Yosemite 169
Trip 6 Sunol Wilderness: Vista Grande 171
Chapter 7 San Jose/Santa Clara 174
Trip 1 Ed R. Levin County Park 175
Trip 2 Joseph D. Grant County Park: Antler Point 178
Trip 3 Joseph D. Grant County Park: Ridgetop Ramble 180
Trip 4 Henry W. Coe State Park: Forest Trail 183
Trip 5 Henry W. Coe State Park: Middle Ridge 185
Trip 6 Uvas Canyon County Park 187
Trip 7 Calero County Park 190
Trip 8 Santa Teresa County Park 192
Trip 9 Almaden Quicksilver County Park 195
Trip 10 Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve: Woods Trail 197
Trip 11 Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve: Limekiln-Priest Rock Loop 199
Trip 12 St. Joseph's Hill Open Space Preserve 201
Chapter 8 Palo Alto/Sunnyvale 204
Trip 1 Sanborn County Park 205
Trip 2 Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve 207
Trip 3 Fremont Older Open Space Preserve 210
Trip 4 Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve 213
Trip 5 Arastradero Preserve 216
Chapter 9 San Mateo Coast 219
Trip 1 Butano State Park 220
Trip 2 Portola Redwoods State Park 222
Trip 3 Pescadero Creek Park 226
Trip 4 Sam McDonald Park 229
Trip 5 Memorial Park 232
Trip 6 Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve: Harkins Ridge 234
Chapter 10 Peninsula 237
Trip 1 Upper Stevens Creek County Park/Long Ridge Open Space Preserve 238
Trip 2 Long Ridge Open Space Preserve 241
Trip 3 South Skyline Region 243
Trip 4 Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve 247
Trip 5 Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve: Ancient Oaks 249
Trip 6 Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve: Borel Hill 252
Trip 7 Monte Bello Open Space Preserve 255
Trip 8 Los Trancos Open Space Preserve 258
Trip 9 Windy Hill Open Space Preserve: Hamms Gulch 261
Trip 10 Windy Hill Open Space Preserve: Spring Ridge 264
Trip 11 Wunderlich Park 267
Trip 12 Huddart Park 270
Trip 13 Phleger Estate 273
Trip 14 El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve: Redwood Loop 276
Trip 15 El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve: Tafoni Loop 279
Trip 16 Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve: Purisima Canyon 281
Trip 17 Edgewood Park and Preserve 284
Trip 18 Junipero Serra Park 286
Trip 19 San Pedro Valley Park 288
Trip 20 Montara Mountain 290
Trip 21 Sweeney Ridge 293
Trip 22 San Bruno Mountain State and County Park 297
Appendix 1 Best Hikes 300
Appendix 2 Recommended Reading 302
Appendix 3 Agencies and Information Sources 304
Parks and Agencies 304
Internet Resources 305
Maps 306
Index 308
About the Author 316
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