Tuesday, October 18, 2011

San Diego's 50 Best Places To Hike

The mild, sunny climate and abundant outdoor spaces of San Diego make it a perfect place to soak up the great outdoors. Whether a resident or a visitor, this book will guide readers along the very best walking and hiking routes within the greater San Diego area. Explore beaches, historic neighborhoods, nature preserves, waterfalls, and peaks – all within 30 miles of San Diego’s urban core.
50 Best Short Hikes in San Diego (Wilderness Press, November 2011) includes hikes under 8 miles in and around San Diego that are suitable for all skill levels. The hikes include a great variety of treks through paved, urban landscape and true hikes on unpaved trails. This guide takes hikers to beautiful strands of beach and bayshore, from Oceanside in the north to Imperial Beach in the south. San Diego’s cultural and historic riches are revealed in such places as the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, and Bankers Hill, usually on pavement but sometimes by means of travel on wooded paths or on century-old footbridges.
In one compact package readers can find enough information to keep them busy for a year of weekly hikes. Each hike description includes summary information, driving directions, and an explicit navigational narrative. A sketch map of the trail or route accompanies each hike description, and many hikes include captioned photos. The hikes are divided into five major geographical areas – Coastal North County, Inland North County, Central & Coastal San Diego, South County, and East County – all of which are noted on a key map at the beginning of the book. 50 Best Short Hikes San Diego