Discover classic destinations and lesser-known jewels of the Northern California coast through 59 incomparable hikes.
The Redwood Coast of Northern California is a magnificent and beautifully mysterious hiker’s paradise. Follow award-winning author Mike White into some of the most awe-inspiring terrain on earth. From a gentle half-mile morning loop to a 29-mile backpacking adventure, you’ll experience the best of Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties. Explore a landscape of lush, old-growth redwoods. Find picturesque vistas to Pacific Ocean sea stacks. Traverse winding descents to undisturbed beaches and mesmerizing tide-pool life. Hike along pathways to inland canyons. See untamed wilderness teeming with herds of Roosevelt elk.
Top Trails: Northern California’s Redwood Coast presents 59 routes for hikers, backpackers, and cyclists. Each entry features key at-a-glance information, such as trail length, difficulty, and facilities. Trail descriptions tell you what to expect along the route. Plus, GPS-based trail maps, elevation profiles, and lists of “don’t get lost” milestones help to ensure that you know where you are and where you’re going. A trail-usage chart and a top-rated trails section allow you to quickly choose the perfect routes for your particular interests and needs.
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.