California's State Parks

California's State Parks

A Day Hiker's Guide

Book - 2005 | First edition
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California’s glorious natural wonders are preserved in its state and national parklands, and chronicled here in a guide by John McKinney, hiking columnist for the Los Angeles Times for 18 years. McKinney, known to his readers as “The Trailmaster,” has identified the finest hikes that each parkland has to offer. In California’s State Parks, McKinney has selected 150 of the best hikes in state parks, preserves, beaches, wilderness areas and historic sites, from the well known Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to lesser-known gems such as Manchester State Beach. McKinney’s rousing descriptions of each park will inspire both first-time California travelers to explore the state by foot, as well as California residents in search of new trails. Also included are maps of each park, fun facts and natural and human history, scenic and historic photos, and the distance and elevation gain of each hike.

California’s glorious natural wonders are preserved in its state and national parklands, and chronicled here in a guide by John McKinney, hiking columnist for the Los Angeles Times for 18 years. McKinney, known to his readers as ?The Trailmaster,” has identified the finest hikes that each parkland has to offer. In California’s State Parks, McKinney has selected 150 of the best hikes in state parks, preserves, beaches, wilderness areas and historic sites, from the well known Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to lesser-known gems such as Manchester State Beach. McKinney’s rousing descriptions of each park will inspire both first-time California travelers to explore the state by foot, as well as California residents in search of new trails. Also included are maps of each park, fun facts and natural and human history, scenic and historic photos, and the distance and elevation gain of each hike.


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Based in part on the author's hiking column in the Los Angeles Times , this guide divides the Golden State into nine state park regions with some 150 sites worth hiking to. McKinney includes trail descriptions, maps, b&w photos, historical context, and contact information. Previously published in 2000 as Day Hiker's Guide to California's State Parks by Olympus Press. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Berkeley, Cal. : Wilderness Press, 2005
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780899973869
0899973868
Branch Call Number: 979.4 M158s 2005
Characteristics: 349 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm

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