60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: San Francisco: Including North Bay, East Bay, Peninsula, and South Bay (Hardcover)
It's Time to Take a Hike in San Francisco, California
The best way to experience San Francisco is by hiking it. Get outdoors with local author and hiking expert Jane Huber, with the full-color edition of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: San Francisco. A perfect blend of popular trails and hidden gems, the selected hikes transport you to scenic overlooks, wildlife hot spots, and historical settings that renew your spirit and recharge your body.
Take in the beautiful beaches of Point Reyes National Seashore. Explore the redwood canyons of Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Hike to the top of Mount Davidson. Enjoy the spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge from Batteries to Bluffs Trail. This guide offers stroller-friendly jaunts for the entire family, challenging treks for adventurous hikers, and everything in between. With Jane as your guide, you'll learn about the area and experience nature through 60 of the city's best hikes.
Each hike description features key at-a-glance information on distance, difficulty, scenery, traffic, hiking time, and more, so you can quickly and easily learn about each trail. Detailed directions, GPS-based trail maps, and elevation profiles help to ensure that you know where you are and where you're going. Tips on nearby activities further enhance your enjoyment of every outing. Whether you're a local looking for new places to explore or a visitor to the area, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: San Francisco provides plenty of options for a couple hours or a full day of adventure, all within about an hour from San Francisco and the surrounding communities.
About the Author
Jane Huber grew up in Sussex County, New Jersey. She graduated from Boston University and lived in Brooklyn before moving to San Francisco in 1991. Huber has worked as a library page, Action Park lifeguard, waitress, editorial assistant, recipe tester, department store sales associate, cooking school office manager, barista, and bookstore clerk. An avid hiker since the mid-1990s, Huber created the Bay Area Hiker website in 1999. With photos and detailed narratives for more than 250 hikes, Bay Area Hiker was described by Jon Carroll in the San Francisco Chronicle as "an obsessively complete guide for hikers." Huber lives with her husband and son in a San Francisco neighborhood where coyotes stroll the streets in the middle of day.