Discover classic destinations and lesser-known jewels of the Northern California coast through 59 incomparable hikes.
The rugged Northern California coast of Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties is widely considered North America’s most dramatic stretch of coastline. Steep bluffs, rocky beaches, and offshore rock formations combine to create a stunning seascape. Above it, the forest contains the world’s tallest trees.
Follow award-winning author Mike White into this beautifully mysterious hiker’s paradise with the guide to 59 of its top trails. Explore a landscape of lush, old-growth redwoods. Find picturesque vistas to Pacific Ocean sea stacks. Traverse winding descents to undisturbed beaches. See untamed wilderness teeming with wildlife. With Mike as your guide, you’ll discover the region’s most awe-inspiring locales.
- 59 favorite routes for hikers, backpackers, and cyclists
- Detailed maps and elevation profiles
- Trailhead directions and “don’t get lost” milestones
- Key at-a-glance information, including trail length, difficulty, features, and facilities
- Expert trail commentary
Whatever you’re looking for, there’s a path for you along Northern California’s Redwood Coast. For readers ready to hit the trail, this is the guide to have, and for armchair travelers, it’s 59 journeys into wonderland.