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Best Rail Trails California: More Than 70 Rail Trails Throughout the State

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Best Rail Trails California is the complete guide to walking, jogging, biking, and cross-country skiing the Golden State?s extensive rail-trail system. Written by a local with expert knowledge of her state, this easy-to-use book provides mile-by-mile descriptions of the seventy-four most popular rural and urban trails, plus complete listings of the other rail trails. From Northern California?s Hammond Coastal Trail to Sierra Nevada?s ruggedly challenging Merced River Trail, the state?s best rail trails are ...
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Overview

Best Rail Trails California is the complete guide to walking, jogging, biking, and cross-country skiing the Golden State’s extensive rail-trail system. Written by a local with expert knowledge of her state, this easy-to-use book provides mile-by-mile descriptions of the seventy-four most popular rural and urban trails, plus complete listings of the other rail trails. From Northern California’s Hammond Coastal Trail to Sierra Nevada’s ruggedly challenging Merced River Trail, the state’s best rail trails are described. Look inside to find:• Full trail profiles, including length, access points, difficulty rating, and surface type• Detailed trail maps• At-a-glance icons for easy identification of rail trails that best suit one’s interests• Information on wheelchair accessibility; availability of parking, restrooms, and places to eat along the trail; locations of ranger stations, visitor’s centers, and depot museums; and where to rent bikes
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762746774
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/14/2008
  • Series: Best Rail Trails Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 968,410
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Tracy Salcedo-Chourré is the author of 20 previous books, including Exploring Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area. A native of California, she lives in the Bay Area with her husband and three sons.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments viii Introduction 1 Northern California Top Rail Trails
1 Hammond Coastal Trail 17
2 Bizz Johnson Trail 22
3 Sacramento River Rail Trail 30
4 Hornbeck Trail 36
5 Sacramento River Trail (Redding) 41
6 Paradise Memorial Trailway 47
7 Ten Mile Coastal Trail 51
8 Sacramento Northern Bike Trail 56
9 Sacramento River Trail (Sacramento) 61 More Rail Trails A Chico Airport Bike Path 67 B Durham Bike Path 68 C Fairfield Linear Park 69 San Francisco Bay Area Top Rail Trails
10 West County Trail (Joe Rodota Trail) 75
11 Sonoma Bike Path 80
12 Sir Francis Drake Bikeway/Cross Marin Bike Trail 85
13 Old Railroad Grade 91
14 Tiburon Linear Park 97
15 Mill Valley-Sausalito Path 101
16 Lands End Trail 106
17 Barbary Coast Trail 112
18 Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve Railroad Bed Trail 119
19 Ohlone Greenway 123
20 Iron Horse Regional Trail 129
21 Lafayette-Moraga Trail 137
22 Creek Trail 141
23 Loma Prieta Grade 146 More Rail Trails D Sonoma Regional Park Path 151 E Larkspur-Corte Madera Path 152 F Richmond Greenway 154 G Bol Park Bike Path 156 H Shepherd Canyon Trail 157 I Los Gatos Creek Trail 158 Sierra Nevada Top Rail Trails
24 Western States Pioneer Express Recreation Trail 163
25 Truckee River Bike Trail 168
26 Sugar Pine Railway-Strawberry Branch 173
27 West Side Rails from Hull Creek to Clavey River 178
28 Merced River Trail 184 More Rail Trails J El Dorado Trail 191 K West Side Rail Trail 192 Central California Top Rail Trails
29 Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail 197
30 Ventura River Trail 203
31 Ojai Valley Trail 209 More Rail Trails L Fresno Sugar Pine Trail and Clovis OldTown Trail 214 M Santa Maria Valley Multipurpose Trail 215 N Fillmore Trail 217 Southern California Top Rail Trails
32 Santa Clara River/Commuter Rail Trail 221
33 Mission City Trail/San Fernando Road Bike Path 226
34 Chandler Bikeway 230
35 Mount Lowe Railway Trail 234
36 Pacific Electric Trail (Rancho Cucamonga) 240
37 Whittier Greenway Trail 245
38 Hermosa Valley Greenbelt Trail (Veterans Parkway) 250
39 Electric Avenue Median Park 255
40 Juanita Cooke Greenbelt Trail 259
41 San Clemente Beach Trail 264
42 Inland Rail Trail 269
43 Fay Avenue Bike Path 273
44 Martin Luther King Promenade 277
45 Bayshore Bikeway (Silver Strand) 281 More Rail Trails O Duarte Bike Trail 287 P Culver City Median Bikeway 288 Q Watts Towers Crescent Greenway 290 R Long Beach Greenbelt 291 S Hoover Street Trail 293 T Pacific Electric Bicycle Trail (Santa Ana) 294 U Alton Avenue Bike Trail 296 V Tustin Branch Trail 297 W Bud Turner Trail 299 X Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Trail 301 Y Coastal Rail Trail (Oceanside/Carlsbad/Solana Beach) 303 Z Rose Canyon Bicycle Path 306 Index 309 About the Author 311
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