Hiking the California Coastal Trail,
Volume One: Oregon to Monterey, Second Edition

The Guide to Walking the Golden State's Beaches and Bluffs from Border to Border

by Bob Lorentzen and Richard Nicholshiking the cct, north half

Just 3 years after the debut of this ground-breaking series,the CCT has become an official state trail, its completion a priority. This 2nd Edition updates the many changes on the CCT's north half. This thorough guide details 600 CCT miles in 85 accessible sections, most offering easy day hikes, plus 12 great for backpacking.

Sections that have most changed have revised maps and/or text, while 16 pages of updates detail other changes. The concise, thorough descriptions support 60 detailed maps. Highlights include Redwood National Park, the whole Lost Coast, Pt. Reyes National Seashore and San Francisco's gorgeous urban shore. Thirty-six feature articles discuss history, geology, land use and attractions.


“Indispensable to the beach-loving hiker. The hand-drawn maps are remarkable—detailed yet clean.” ~San Jose Mercury-News

“Precise directions and maps … A detailed guide and a concise almanac of shoreline lore.” ~San Francisco Chronicle

“An amazing book … impressive.” ~California Wild

336 pages, 5" x 9", full-color cover, 2-color text and maps, 60 original maps by artist Marsha Mello, 24 photographs, bibliography, index. Co-published by Bored Feet and Coastwalk
ISBN 0-939431-24-6.   trade paper    $19.50

Please Note: The book Hiking the California Coastal Trail,Volume One: Oregon to Monterey is currently out of print. As of 2/11/15 we have no copies of Hiking the California Coastal Trail, Volume One in stock, and have no definite date for arrival of more.


The Table of Contents

9 Foreword by Peter Douglas, Executive Director, California Coastal Commission

11 Foreword by Donald W. Murphy, Director, California State Parks, 1990-1997

12 Preface to the Second Edition

Introduction

13 Imagine a California Coastal Trail
14 The Wondrous California Coast/State of the Trail
15 Day Hikes or Long Distance Trek? You Choose
15 The Rules of Road Walking
16 How This Guide Works for You
17 Have a Safe Hike: Ten Commandments for CCT Hikers
17 Map Legend
19 How's The Weather on the Coast?
20 Preparing for your Hikes

The California Coastal Trail: Oregon to Monterey

21 Del Norte County: 55-3¾ miles

23 1) Oregon-California border to Yontocket, Tolowa Dunes State Park
27 2) Yontocket, Tolowa Dunes State Park, to Kellogg Beach
31 3) Kellogg Beach to Point St. George
33 4) Point St. George to Battery Point
36 5) Battery Point to Enderts Beach Trailhead, Redwood National Park
41 6) Enderts Beach Trailhead to Damnation Creek Trail, Redwood Nat'l Park
43 7) Damnation Creek Trail to Lagoon Creek, Redwood National Park
47 8) Lagoon Creek to Klamath River, Redwood National Park
51 9) Klamath River, South Bank, to Carruthers Cove Trailhead, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

53 Humboldt County: 148-½ miles

55 1) Carruthers Cove Trailhead to Gold Bluffs Beach Campground, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
59 2) Gold Bluffs Beach Campground, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, to Redwood Information Center, Orick
63 3) Redwood Information Center, Orick, to Dry Lagoon, Humboldt Lagoons State Park
65 4) Dry Lagoon, Humboldt Lagoons State Park, to Patrick's Point State Park
69 5) Patrick's Point State Park to Trinidad
73 6) Trinidad to Mad River County Park
77 7) Mad River County Park to Manila
79 8) Manila to Mouth of Humboldt Bay, North Side
81 9) Mouth of Humboldt Bay, South Side, to Mouth of Eel River
85 10) Mouth of Eel River to Centerville Beach to Ferndale
87 11) Ferndale to Cape Mendocino
91 12) Creek at Steamboat Rock to Mattole River
95 13) Mattole River to Smith-Etter Road, King Range Nat'l Conservation Area
101 14) Smith-Etter Road to Shelter Cove, King Range Nat'l Conservation Area
105 15) Shelter Cove to Hidden Valley Trailhead, King Range National Conservation Area
107 16) Hidden Valley Trailhead, King Range National Conservation Area, to Needle Rock Visitor Center, Sinkyone Wilderness State Park

111 Mendocino County: 126-½ miles

113 1) Needle Rock Visitor Center to Orchard Creek, Sinkyone Wildemess S.P.
115 2) Orchard Creek to Usal, Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
119 3) Usal, Sinkyone Wilderness State Park, to Highway 1 at Usal Road
121 4) Usal Road to Westport-Union Landing State Park Vista Point
123 5) Westport-Union Landing State Beach to Bruhel Point North Access
127 6) Bruhel Point to Ten Mile River, MacKerricher State Park
131 7) Ten Mile River to Fort Bragg, MacKerricher State Park
135 8) Pudding Creek Trestle, South End, Fort Bragg to Pine Beach Inn
137 9) Pine Beach Inn to Point Cabrillo Preserve
141 10) Point Cabrillo Preserve to North Mendocino Headlands
146 11) North Mendocino Headlands to Chapman Point Trailhead
148 12) Chapman Point Trailhead to Van Damme Beach, Van Damme S.P.
151 13) Little River to Navarro River
153 14) Navarro River to Elk
155 15) Elk to Alder Creek, Manchester State Park
159 16) Alder Creek to Stoneboro Road, Manchester State Park
162 17) Stoneboro Road at Highway 1 to Moat Creek
165 18) Moat Creek to Anchor Bay
168 19) Anchor Bay to Gualala Point Regional Park Visitor Center

171 Sonoma County: 65-1/8 miles

173 1) Gualala Point Regional Park Visitor Center to Sea Ranch Lodge
177 2) Sea Ranch Lodge to Salt Point State Park North Boundary
178 3) North Boundary to Salt Point, Salt Point State Park
181 4) Salt Point, Salt Point State Park, to Fort Ross
185 5) Fort Ross State Historic Park to Russian Gulch
189 6) Russian Gulch to Blind Beach Trailhead, Sonoma Coast State Beach
191 7) Blind Beach Trailhead to Salmon Creek, Sonoma Coast State Beach
195 8) Salmon Creek Beach to Campbell Cove, Bodega Head, Sonoma Coast State Beach
197 9) Campbell Cove, Bodega Head, to Valley Ford

199 Marin County: 72-¾ miles

201 1) Valley Ford to Lawson's Landing, Dillon Beach
203 2) Lawson's Landing to Heart's Desire Beach,Tomales Bay State Park
207 3) Heart's Desire Beach,Tomales Bay State Park, to Hostel, Point Reyes National Seashore
211 4) Hostel to Glen Camp, Point Reyes National Seashore
213 5) Glen Camp to Palomarin Trailhead, Point Reyes National Seashore
215 6) Palomarin Trailhead, Point Reyes National Seashore, to Bolinas
219 7) Bolinas Beach to Pantoll, Mount Tamalpais State Park
221 8) Pantoll, Mt. Tamalpais State Park, to Muir Beach, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
223 9) Muir Beach to Rodeo Beach, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
227 10) Rodeo Beach to Golden Gate Bridge North Vista Point, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

229 San Francisco: 10-¾ miles

231 1) Golden Gate Bridge North Vista Point to Cliff House, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
237 2) Cliff House to Fort Funston, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

241 San Mateo County: 57-5/8 miles

243 1) Fort Funston, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, to Mussel Rock City Park, Daly City
245 2) Mussel Rock City Park, Daly City, to Pacifica State Beach
249 3) Pacifica State Beach to Montara State Beach
251 4) Montara State Beach to Pillar Point Harbor
255 5) Pillar Point Harbor to Redondo Beach Road, Half Moon Bay
257 6) Half Moon Bay to San Gregorio State Beach
261 7) San Gregorio State Beach to Pescadero State Beach
263 8) Pescadero State Beach to Pigeon Point Lighthouse
265 9) Pigeon Point Lighthouse to Ano Nuevo State Reserve
268 10) Ano Nuevo State Reserve to Waddel Creek

271 Santa Cruz County: 42-3/8 miles

273 1) Waddell Creek to Davenport
277 2) Davenport to Four Mile Beach Trailhead
278 3) Four Mile Beach Trailhead to Wilder Ranch, Wilder Ranch State Park
281 4) Wilder Ranch State Park to Santa Cruz Wharf
285 5) Santa Cruz Wharf to Capitola
289 6) Capitola to Manresa State Beach
291 7) Manresa State Beach to Pajaro River

293 Monterey County to the Monterey Bay Aquarium: 22-3/8 miles

295 1) Pajaro River to Moss Landing
299 2) Moss Landing to Marina State Beach
301 3) Marina State Beach to Monterey Bay Aquarium



306 More about the California Coastal Trail/Chronology

308 Help Complete the CCT

309 Through-Hiking the California Coastal Trail

311 Further Reading

312 Photograph Credits

313 Achnowledgments

314 Index

319 About Coastwalk

320 About Bored Feet

Featured Articles

19 Please Don't Trash Our Coast

26 CCT Whole Hike of 1996

30 Native Californians and the Center of the World

35 California Lighthouses

38 Watch Out for That Wave!

45 Struggle for Redwood National Park

49 Vibrant and Resilient Yurok Culture

66 Teamwork of Preserving the Coast

83 Discovery and Settlement of Humboldt Bay

93 Cape Mendocino Triple Junction and the Amazing Uplift of 1992

98 California's Lost Coast: Worthy of Wilderness Protection

122 CCT Needs a Trail Corridor off Highway 1 at Rockport

128 Whale Watching: Thar She Blows!

138 Marine Terrace Geology and the Pygmy Forest

144 We Want a Marine Sanctuary, Not Offshore Oil

160 San Andreas Fault System

175 Battle for the Sea Ranch Coast

186 Russians at Fort Ross

190 Russian River

193 Why It's Called the Kortum Trail

206 Tomales Bay

208 Coast Miwok and their Neighbors

212 Point Reyes National Seashore

224 Golden Gate National Recreation Area

233 Golden Gate Bridge: A Magnet for Trails

234 Presidio of San Francisco

239 Many Attractions of San Francisco

247 Spaniards Colonize California

256 How to Wreck a Beach

264 Coastal Agriculture

269 Northern Elephant Seals of Ano Nuevo

282 Monarch Butterfly

286 Loma Prieta Quake of 1989

290 California Brown Pelican

297 Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

304 Monterey Bay Aquarium


               


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