Day Hikes Around Big Sur: 80 Great Hikes [NOOK Book]

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Day Hikes Around Big Sur includes 80 unforgettable hikes along the spectacular coastal headlands. An excellent cross-section of hikes accommodates every level of hiking experience, from easy beach strolls to crested mountain ridge trails. Highlights include isolated beaches, tidepools, redwood groves, canyons, numerous waterfalls, lighthouses and outstanding panoramic views. Undoubtedly, these hikes include some of the best scenery in Big Sur.
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Day Hikes Around Big Sur: 80 Great Hikes

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Overview

Day Hikes Around Big Sur includes 80 unforgettable hikes along the spectacular coastal headlands. An excellent cross-section of hikes accommodates every level of hiking experience, from easy beach strolls to crested mountain ridge trails. Highlights include isolated beaches, tidepools, redwood groves, canyons, numerous waterfalls, lighthouses and outstanding panoramic views. Undoubtedly, these hikes include some of the best scenery in Big Sur.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573422024
  • Publisher: Day Hike Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 184
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Robert Stone
For more than a decade, veteran hiker Robert Stone has been writer, photographer, and publisher of Day Hike Books. He resides summers in the Rocky Mountains of Montana and winters on the California Central Coast. This year-round temperate climate enables him to hike over 200 trails throughout the year. When not hiking, he is researching, writing, and mapping the hikes before returning to the trails. He has hiked every trail in the Day Hike Book series. With 20 hiking guides in the series, he has hiked over a 1,000 trails throughout the western United States and Hawaii.
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Taking a journey through Big Sur inspires the traveler to explore this beautiful area. Day Hikes Around Big Sur is the essential guide to Big Sur¿s trails, from the coastline to the canyons to the mountain peaks. Each of these 80 hikes along a 75-mile stretch of coastline has its own map, a summary of its highlights, and concise driving and hiking directions. Undoubtedly, the trails reveal some of the best scenery in Big Sur, including rugged marine terraces, eroded inlets and coves, tidepools, old growth forests, redwood groves, lighthouses, canyons, numerous waterfalls, rolling meadows and panoramic vistas from the ocean to the inland mountain peaks. Outstanding views, diverse landscape, and a variety of trails accommodate all levels of hiking experience.
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Table of Contents

Big Sur and its Trails 7
Map of the Hikes 10

Point Lobos State Reserve
Map of Point Lobos State Reserve 12
1. Granite Point and Moss Cove Trails 14
2. Whalers Knoll Trail 15
3. North Shore Trail 18
4. Cypress Grove Trail 20
5. Sea Lion Point Trail 22
6. Lace Lichen¿Mound Meadow¿Pine Ridge Loop 24
7. South Shore Trail 26
8. Bird Island Trail¿China Cove, Pelican Point and Gibson Beach 28
9. South Plateau¿Mound Meadow Loop 30

Garrapata State Park
10. Soberanes Canyon Trail 32
11. Rocky Ridge¿Soberanes Canyon Loop 34
12. Soberanes Point Trails 36
13. Garrapata Beach and Bluff Trail 38

Rocky Point to Point Sur ¿ Palo Colorado Road ¿ Old Coast Road
14. Rocky Point 40
15. Skinner Ridge Trail to overlook 42
16. Mount Carmel 44
17. Little Sur River Camp 46
18. Pico Blanco Road to Little Sur River 48
19. Old Coast Road¿Northern Access 50
20. Old Coast Road¿Southern Access 51
21. Point Sur Lightstation State Historic Park 54

Andrew Molera State Park
Map of Andrew Molera State Park 56
22. Headslands Trail to Molera Point 58
23. Creamery Meadow¿Molera Beach Loop 60
24. Ridge Trail¿Hidden Trail¿River Trail Loop 62
25. Bluffs¿Panorama¿Ridge Loop 64
26. Bobcat Trail to Coyote Flat 66
27. Bobcat¿River Loop 68
28. East Molera Trail 70

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Map of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park 72
29. Liewald Flat 74
30. Buzzard¿s Roost 76
31. Pfeiffer Falls¿Valley View Loop 78
32. Nature Trail 80
33. Gorge Trail 82
34. Oak Grove Trail 84
35. Mount Manuel Trail 86
36. Pine Ridge Trail to Terrace Creek 88
37. Coast Ridge Road to Terrace Creek Trail 89
38. Pfeiffer Beach 92
f039. De Angulo Trail to Partington Ridge 94

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Map of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park 96
40. Partington Cove 98
41. Tanbark Trail to Tin House 100
42. Fire Road Trail to Tin House 101
43. McWay Falls and Saddle Rock 104
44. Canyon Trail to Canyon Falls 106
45. Ewoldsen Trail 108

Garland Ranch Regional Park
46. Waterfall¿Mesa Loop 110
47. Snivley¿s Ridge¿Sky Loop 112
48. Garzas Canyon¿Redwood Canyon¿Terrace Loop 114
49. Veeder¿East Ridge¿Terrace Loop 115
50. Laureles¿Vasquez¿Spring Loop 118

Interior Big Sur: Carmel Valley Road ¿ Tassajara Road ¿ Arroyo Seco Road
51. Carmel River Trail to Danish Creek¿Los Padres Reservoir 120
52. Big Pine Trail to Danish Creek Camp¿Los Padres Reservoir 121
53. Anastasia Trail to Cahoon Spring 124
54. Pine Ridge Trail to Church Creek Divide 126
55. Horse Pasture Trail to Horse Pasture Camp 128
56. Horse Pasture Trail to¿The Narrows at Tassajara Creek 130
57. Rocky Creek Trail to Rocky Creek Camp 132
58. Santa Lucia Loop 134

Limekiln State Parkr59. Hare Creek Trail 136
60. Waterfall Trail 138
61. Redwood Trail to the Limekilns 140
62. Kirk Creek Beach 142

Interior Big Sur: Nacimiento¿Ferguson Road ¿ Central Coast Ridge Road
63. Vicente Flat Trail from Kirk Creek Campground 144
64. Vicente Flat Trail from Cone Peak Road 145
65. San Antonio Trail to Fresno Camp 148
66. Cone Peak Trail 150
67. North Coast Ridge Trail to Cook Spring Camp 152
68. Mill Creek Trail 154
69. Pacific Valley Flats 156
70. Sand Dollar Beach 158
71. Jade Cove and Plaskett Rock 160
72. Willow Creek Trail 162

Silver Peak Wilderness
Map of Silver Peak Wilderness 164
73. Cruickshank Trail to Upper Cruickshank Camp 166
74. Redwood Gulch 168
75. Soda Springs and Lower Buckeye Trails 170
76. Buckeye Trail to Buckeye Camp 171
77. Salmon Creek Falls via Salmon Creek Trail 174
78. Spruce Creek Trail to Spruce and Estrella Camps 176

South Big Sur Coast
79. Nature and Cliffside Trails¿Ragged Point Inn 178
80. Ragged Point 180
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