Day Hikes on the California Southern Coast: 100 Great Hikes

Day Hikes on the California Southern Coast: 100 Great Hikes

by Robert Stone (2)
     
 

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This guide is a collection of 100 coastal hikes in southern California.
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This guide is a collection of 100 coastal hikes in southern California.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Readers like the concise directions to the trailheads, clear hike descriptions and comprehensive selection of hikes."
—Bill Becher, Los Angeles Daily News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573420457
Publisher:
Day Hike Books, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Series:
Day Hikes Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,375,889
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

For more than a decade, veteran hiker Robert Stone has been writer, photographer, and publisher of Day Hike Books. Robert 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, Robert is researching, writing, and mapping the hikes before returning to the trails. He is an active member of OWAC (Outdoor Writers Association of California). Robert has hiked every trail in the Day Hike Book series. With twenty hiking guides in the series, many in their second, third, and fourth editions, he has hiked over a thousand trails throughout the western United States and Hawaii.

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Hike 57. . .From Laguna Beach, the San Joaquin Hills rise abruptly from the sea to an elevation over 1,000 feet. Large, undeveloped areas have been preserved as public parks and wilderness land, with an extensive network of hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails. One of these treasures, Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, spreads across 4,000 acres and includes more than 30 miles of trails. The park has massive sandstone formations, several forested canyons, two year-round streams, lush riparian vegetation, oaks, elderberries, sycamores, and native grasslands. This hike begins from the Top of the World trailhead on Temple Hill, the highest point in the park at 1,036 feet. The awesome birds-eye views extend across the Pacific Ocean and into Laguna and Wood Canyons. The undulating path follows a ridge separating the canyons and drops into the upper end of Wood Canyon, shaded by ancient oaks and sycamores.

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