- Paperback: 244 pages
- Publisher: Wilderness Press (September 5, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0899972489
- ISBN-13: 978-0899972480
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,134,399 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Monterey Bay Trails Paperback – September 5, 2000
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This book details 48 hikes in some 28 different state and county parks or other public lands. Most of the routes described are short pleasant walks. Fully 75% of the trails are under 5 miles and only two exceed 10 miles. (One of these, the Waterfall loop in Big Basin, is an absolutely mandatory hike. It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the state.) Each route description includes a topographical map.
This book covers some of my favorite areas: Point Lobos, Big Basin, Henry Cowell Redwoods and surprisingly Pinnacles National Monument. I've done some exploration in all these places. But this book has made me aware of so many other nice parks in the region. After reading Weintraub's descriptions I'm looking forward to visiting Garrapata State Park, Jacks Peak County Park, and some of the wonderful beaches around the bay. In short, this is an excellent book for planning a vacation around. It is well worth the price.
It's sometimes hard to find the park I'm looking for. For instance, Nisene Marks is only listed in the index under "Forest of ...".