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Top Trails: Northern California's Redwood Coast: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone

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Whatever you’re looking for, there’s a trail for you along Northern California’s Redwood Coast.

At last there is a definitive guidebook for the magnificent and beautifully mysterious hikers' paradise known as the Redwood Coast of Northern California. In this new title in the Top Trails series, veteran outdoors author Mike White leads day-trippers and backpackers into some of the most awe-inspiring terrain on earth. Step-by-step in his trail-worn boots, the author created a menu of 57 diverse routes, from a gentle half-mile morning loop to a 29-mile backpacking adventure. Winding through Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties, he guides readers into this landscape of lush, old-growth redwoods; picture-postcard vistas to Pacific Ocean sea stacks; winding descents to undisturbed beaches and mesmerizing tide-pool life; pathways to inland canyons; and untamed wilderness shy on humans but boisterous with herds of Roosevelt elk. For readers ready to hit the trail, this is the can't-do-without guide and for armchair travelers, it's 57 journeys into wonderland.

ISBN-13: 9780899977515

Publisher: Wilderness Press

Publication Date: 04-15-2014

Pages: 392

Product Dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Series: Top Trails

Mike White grew up in Portland, OR, where his adventures in the Cascade Range spawned his interest in the outdoors. He became a full-time writer, eventually writing or contributing to numerous outdoor guides. A featured speaker for outdoors and conservation organizations, he lives in Reno, NV.

Chapter 1: Mendocino
Trail 6: Mendocino Headlands
Trail Use: Dayhiking, Running, Dogs Allowed (on leash)
Length & Time: 3.2 miles, 2-4 hours
Vertical Feet: +200'/-200'
Difficulty: Level 1
Trail Type: Loop
Start & Finish:N39° 18.309' W123° 47.826'
Features:Beach, Views, Wildlife, Historic Interest, Wildflowers
Facilities:Restrooms, Visitor Center, Resort Town

The quaint and picturesque hamlet of Mendocino, featured in the long running TV series Murder She Wrote, starring Angela Lansbury, provides a fine backdrop to the rugged headlands bordering the town on three sides. On this 3-mile walk along the edge of the headlands and through town, hikers experience a fine contrast between the handiwork of nature and the architecture of man. Sheer bluffs offer beautiful vistas of the rocky coastline pounded by the crashing surf with excellent vantage points for observing the varied marine life, including migrating whales, dolphins, seals, and a host of sea birds. Walking through town includes the possibility of grabbing a bite to eat or quaffing a libation—a most civilized way to hike.

Format: Paperback