California Hiking Books and Maps from Bored Feet Press

The Hiker's hip pocket Guide to Sonoma County, 3rd edition

Bob Lorentzen

In the first full revision in 12 years of this classic guide, the 50 original hikes have been fully updated and revised. Eleven completely new hikes in Sonoma County’s State, County and City Parks have been added to bring the total of fully described hikes to 60.


Sierra Nevada Topographic Map

Imus Geographics

This beautiful and detailed, full-color map covers the Sierra Nevada Range from Lassen National Park in the north to Tehachapi Pass in the south.


Exploring Eastern Sierra Canyons
Sonora Pass to Pine Creek

Sharon Giacomazzi

Discover the hidden beauty of the Eastern Sierra's wondrous canyons with Sierra native Sharon Giacomazzi as your guide. She details local history, campgrounds, resorts, where to find the best wildflower blooms, autumn color displays and waterfalls, and more


Hiking the California Coastal Trail Volume Two: Monterey to Mexico
The Guide to Walking the Golden State's Beaches and Bluffs from Border to Border

Bob Lorentzen and Richard Nichols

This southern volume of the series describes more than 600 miles of California's now official Coastal Trail (CCT), America's most diverse long distance trail.

Volume Two covers from Monterey to the Mexico in 83 accessible sections.


Angels in the Wilderness
The True Story of One Woman’s Survival Against All Odds

Amy Racina

Solo backpacker Amy Racina fell sixty feet onto solid granite during a 16-day solo hiking trip. In this gripping account, Amy tells how she survived in the wilderness with both legs broken, her rescue, and her recovery. Now in paperback


Great Day Hikes in and around Napa Valley
Third Edition

Ken Stanton

Ken Stanton has fully expanded and updated his popular guide to trails around Napa Valley. His captivating,detailed trail reports, featuring many little known hikes, include entertaining tales of Napa's colorful past.


Trails and Tales of Yosemite and the Central Sierra
A Guide for Hikers and History Buffs

Sharon Giacomazzi

Sharon Giacomazzi loves to tell history tales and she loves to hike. She combines these passions in an enthralling guide to the glorious Central Sierra, presenting more than 60 fun excursions. Updated for 2013.


The Hiker's hip pocket Guide to the Mendocino Coast—Third Edition

Bob Lorentzen

Our most popular book, now with 29,000 copies in print, details all the public trails on and near the coast between Gualala and Whale Gulch. This is the only guide that details all the trails of Sinkyone Wilderness State Park on the famed Lost Coast.


Walk the Sky
Following the John Muir Trail

Photography by John Dittli, Essays by Mark Schlenz

This gorgeous book is the first color photography book in more than forty years about the renowned John Muir Trail of California's Sierra Nevada. This stunning collection of photographs will inspire all. The essays describe the history of the trail, the surrounding terrain, and more.


Zuma-Trancas Canyons Trail Map

Tom Harrison

West Los Angeles County and east Ventura County trails just beyond Malibu and in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Includes Circle X Ranch, Rocky Oaks, Arroyo Sequit, Backbone Trail, Malibu Springs, Leo Carrillo State Park, Zuma-Trancas Canyons, Malibu Nature Preserve and Charmlee Wilderness Park.


Humboldt Redwoods State Park Map, 2nd Edition

Redwood Hikes Press

Humboldt Redwoods State Park is home to both Avenue of the Giants and to the largest contiguous stand of old-growth redwoods in existence today. The front shows the main body of the park; the back shows the north and south extensions that encompass several smaller parks.


Geologic Trips
San Francisco and the Bay Area

Ted Konigsmark

Written for the non-geologist, this user-friendly book leads readers on fascinating field trips to Bay Area landmarks.


Geologic Trips
Sierra Nevada

Ted Konigsmark

If you have ever wondered how the rocks and scenery of the Sierra Nevada were formed, take this geologic guide with you on your next trip. Written for the non-geologist, this detailed guide describes 116 of the geologic attractions of the Sierra


Trails of Santa Cruz

Ben Pease

This handsome and easy-to-read map includes beaches from Davenport to Aptos, plus expanded trails at Wilder Ranch, H. Cowell Redwoods, Forest of Nisene Marks, and UCSC.


Yosemite National Park Recreation Map

Tom Harrison

Covers the entire vast, justly famous park plus adjacent areas.


Dipsea & Mountain Play Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Includes Marin County's Pipeline Trail, Ben Johnson Trail, Coast View Trail, Matt Davis Trail, Old Mill Park, Mountain Home, Muir Woods National Monument, Steep Ravine, Cardiac Hill, Mt. Tamalpais, and more .


Mount St. Helena and R.L. Stevenson State Park
A History and Guide

Ken Stanton

It covers everything about Mt. St. Helena, from its explosive geologic origins to its rich history, both natural and human. Includes updated, in depth info about today's popular hiking, biking and climbing destinations.


Pinnacles National Park Map

Tom Harrison

Detailed topographic map covers the entire 16,222-acre park in the Gabilan Mountains east of Soledad and the Salinas Valley. Includes East Entrance, West Entrance, all hiking trails and trailheads, park campground and part of the San Andrea Rift Zone.


Dinkey Lakes Wilderness Trail Map

Tom Harrison

This map covers the 30,000-acre wilderness near Huntington Lake east of Fresno. Covers 16 small lakes and two prominent peaks.


The Hiker's hip pocket Guide to the Mendocino Highlands

Bob Lorentzen

This classic covers over 325 miles of trails in 50 inland hikes exploring diverse terrain in six counties. Longer hikes cover all of Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel and Snow Mountain wilderness areas.


Hetch Hetchy Trail Map

Tom Harrison

New topo map covers the western portion of Yosemite National Park.


Trails of the Coastside and Northern Peninsula

Ben Pease

This easy-to-read map covers trails from south San Francisco to south Half Moon Bay. It more than doubles the coverage of Pease's Pacific Map which it will eventually replace (both are available now).

The attractive, well-designed map shows where hiking, biking, horses and dogs are allowed, and describes public transit options. Includes seven state beaches, San Bruno Mountain, B. H. Murray Ranch State Park, many county and city parks, parts of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and more.


Trails of Northeast Marin County, 2nd ed.

Ben Pease

This handsome, easy-to-read map shows trails for hiking,bicycling and equestrians in China Camp State Park, Olompali State Park, 17 Marin Open Space Preserves, four county parks, the Big Rock Ridge Area of Marin Open Space District, and more. Text describes trails, parks, areas open to dogs, and public transit available.


Wild Pigs
The Mountain Bike Adventure Guide to the Pacific Coast

John Zilly

This detailed and witty guide offers a wealth of spectacular mountain bike trails along the Pacific Coast from Santa Barbara to British Columbia.


Big Chief Area Climbs
The Climbing Guide To The Big Chief Area, Lake Tahoe

Marek Hajek

In the vacationer’s paradise called Lake Tahoe Basin, Big Chief is the premier sport climbing crag.


Sport Climbing in the Santa Monicas, 2nd Edition
The Climbing Guide to the Santa Monica Mountains

Louie Anderson, Foreword by John Long

This lavishly illustrated book covers the well known cragging area of Malibu Canyon along with new discoveries like Echo Cliffs, Boney Bluff and Black Flower as well as Conejo Mountain and Tick Rock.


Joshua Tree National Park Recreation Map

Tom Harrison

Covers entire Joshua Tree National Park and surrounding access points.


Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Detailed coverage of this state park includes Cuyamaca Peak, Green Valley, Stonewall Peak, Lake Cuyamaca, Sweetwater River, Paso Picacho, and more.


Sespe Wilderness Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Covers 219,000-acre wilderness near Ojai, including Pine Mtn., Piedra Blanca, Sespe Hot Springs, Lake Piru, Wheeler Gorge, Topatopa Mountains, Rose Valley, and more.


Owens River Gorge Climbs, 10th Edition
The Climbing Guide To The Owens River Gorge

Marty Lewis

More than 700 routes are covered in this comprehensive guide to one of California's premier climbing areas


Verdugo Mountains Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Map includes Verdugo Mountains Parks and Open Space, Stough Park, La Tuna Canyon, Henderson Canyon, the abandoned Skyline Motorway, plus Verdugo Motorway, Whiting Woods Motorway, Brace Canyon Park, and more.


Santa Ana Mountains & Chino Hills State Park

Franko’s Maps

Title areas plus Limestone-Whiting Widerness Park, Chino Hills, wildlife, and more.


California Delta Map

Franko’s Maps

Complete map and guide of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers for boaters, fisherpeople, and everyone who loves the Delta.


Big Rock Ridge-Indian Valley Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Together these three maps (this, San Rafael-Central Marin and Novato-North Marin) complete Harrison's coverage of Marin County. This north central Marin map covers the popular Big Rock Trail, McInnis County Park, and the following Open Space Preserve lands: Marinwood, Terra Linda-Sleepy Hollow Divide,Lucas Valley, Ignacio Valley, Loma Alta, Loma Verde, Pacheco Valle, Indian Valley, San PedroMountain, and more.


Novato-North Marin Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Detailed map includes Olompali State Park, Stafford Lake County Park, Petaluma Marsh, and the following Open Space Preserves: Mount Burdell, Rush Creek, Deer Island, Indian Tree, Little Mountain, Verissimo Hills, and more.


San Rafael-Central Marin Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Marin's most populous quadrant still has ample public spaces to explore, as this map shows. Includes China Camp State Park, Barbier Memorial Park, McNears Beach County Park, Corte Madera Marsh, and the following Open Space Preserves: Terra Linda/Sleepy Hollow, San Rafael, Sun Valley, Baltimore Canyon, Blithedale Summit, King Mountain, and more.


Mt. Wilson Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Detailed map of Angeles National Forest Front Country north of Altadena includes Gabrileno Trail, Mt. Wilson Trail, Arroyo Seco, Mt. Lowe, Red Box, Colby Canyon, Josephine Peak, and more.


Lake Tahoe & Tahoe Rim Trail Recreation Map

Tom Harrison

Covers the entire Tahoe Basin and adjacent lands, including entire Tahoe Rim Trail.


Tuolumne Meadows and High Sierra Camp Loop Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Covers the popular high country in and around Tuolumne Meadows in detail, including the entire High Sierra Camps Loop.


Map of Yosemite Valley

Tom Harrison

This trail map covers all official Valley trails and more with information in five languages: English, Spanish, German, French, and Japanese.


Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks Recreation Map

Tom Harrison

Completely covers both parks plus adjacent areas in Sierra, Sequoia, and Inyo National Forests plus parts of Giant Sequoia National Monument.


Bishop Pass North Lake-South Lake Loop Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Popular Eastern Sierra trailheads outside Bishop at North Lake, South Lake and Lake Sabrina lead into Kings Canyon high country...


Trail Map of Pacifica

Ben Pease

This handsome, easy-to-read map shows trails for hiking, bicycling and equestrians in the splendid coastal area immediately south of San Francisco. Includes Sweeney Ridge and Milagra Ridge areas of Golden Gate NRA, Montara Mountain, McNee Ranch State Park, five state beaches, county and city parks and more. Back of map describes parks, areas open to dogs, and public transit available.


Mendocino Coast Bike Rides
Road and Trail Rides from Easy to Advanced

Bob Lorentzen

This handy, compact book covers all the cool places to ride along the Mendocino coast, with accurate maps, descriptions and mileage for more than 1500 miles of bike rides.


Traveling the Trinity Highway

Lowell "Ben" Bennion and Jerry Rohde

This handsome travel guide covers the National Scenic Byway along Highway 299 between Redding and Arcata, providing practical travel information and a coffee-table memento of the trip.


Wildflowers of the Santa Barbara Foothills

David Powdrell & Hugh Margerum

This attractive book opens the door to the mysterious world of backyard botany and natural history with its captivating color photographs and fascinating research of the wildflowers of the Santa Barbara area.


Yosemite High Country Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Detailed map covers the heart of this vast park, including Merced Lake, Tuolumne Meadows, Tioga Pass, Vogelsang, Bridalveil Creek, Hall Research Natural Area, and more.


Kearsarge Pass-Rae Lakes Loop Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Eastern Sierra's Onion Valley trailhead leading to John Muir Wilderness and Kings Canyon high country...


Point Reyes National Seashore Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Cover the entire National Seashore plus Tomales Bay State Park, Samuel P. Taylor State Park, Bolinas Ridge, Audubon Canyon Ranch, and Bolinas.


Desolation Wilderness Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Covers entire 63,475-acre Desolation Wilderness, plus Echo Lakes, Loon Lake, Wrights Lake, Emerald Bay, and Lake Tahoe's southwest shore.


John Muir Trail Map-Pack

Tom Harrison

Ingenious package for the John Muir Trail hiker! These 13 maps cover the entire JMT.


South Marin Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Covers public lands of south Marin County southeast of the Mt. Tam Map.


One Hundred Mile Summers
Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada

Eleanor Guilford

This folksy and personal account describes a solo woman hiker’s successful effort to hike the entire 2638-mile Pacific Crest Trail over twenty summers in a 25-year span.


Exploring Mammoth Lakes
Four Seasons of Eastern Sierra Adventure

Mark A. Schlenz, Photography by Dennis Flaherty

Experience the beauty of the Mammoth Lakes region with this colorful and informative new guidebook.


Mammoth High Country Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Eastside access from Lee Vining and Highway 120 (Tioga Pass Road) south to McGee Creek. Includes Minarets, Ritter Range, Devils Postpile, Mammoth Lakes, eastern Ansel Adams Wilderness, northern John Muir Wilderness, and more.


Mineral King Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Westside access via Silver City and Mineral King to Sawtooth Pass, Farewell Gap,Franklin Pass, Little Five Lakes, Bearpaw Meadow, High Sierra Trail...


Anza-Borrego Desert Region--Recreation Map

Earthwalk Press

Ultimate 6-color map to San Diego County's vast, diverse backcountry: Anza-Borrego and Cuyamaca Rancho State Parks, Laguna Mountain and Pine Creek Wilderness in Cleveland National Forest, Ocotillo Wells S.V.R.A., southern section of Pacific Crest Trail, more. Text on camps, trails, natural and human history.


Lassen Volcanic National Park--Recreation Map and Guide

Earthwalk Press

Great scale for field use, lots of useful info in this 5-color map. Locator grid finds features easily. Text on permit systems for Lassen Park, 1000 Lakes, Caribou Wilderness, trail mileage, winter trips, volcanoes.


Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity--National Recreation Area Map

Earthwalk Press

Only topo map covering each lake in northern California's top watersport recreation area, 5-color map has Whiskeytown, Shasta, Trinity and Lewiston Lakes. Text covers boating, camping, natural history.


Topanga State Park Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Urban playground map includes Topanga State Park and Will Rogers State Park, Redrock Canyon, Temescal Gateway Park, and Westridge Canyonback Park.


Malibu Creek State Park Trail Map

Tom Harrison

More urban playgrounds to the west of Topanga: includes Malibu Creek State Park, Castro Crest, and Udell Gorge Natural Preserves, Liberty Canyon Park, Las Virgenes View Park and more.


Point Mugu State Park Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Map covers Ventura County's west end of the Santa Monica Mountains NRA including Backbone Trail, Pt. Mugu State Park, Sycamore Canyon, Boney Mtn. State Wilderness and Leo Carrillo State Park.


Death Valley National Park Recreation Map

Tom Harrison

Includes entire park plus surrounding areas: Skidoo, Badwater, Shoshone, Eureka Dunes, Furnace Creek, Zabriskie Point, Scotty's Castle, Stovepipe Wells, Panamint Valley, Teakettle Junction, Inyo Mountains Wilderness, other wilderness areas,...


Mojave National Preserve Recreation Map

Tom Harrison

Covers entire vast preserve, plus Kelso Dunes Wilderness, Bristol Mountains Wilderness and several more small surrounding wildernesses.


San Diego Backcountry Recreation Map

Tom Harrison

Covers entire Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, adjacent Cuyamaca Rancho State Park plus nearby public lands — Laguna Recreation Area, Sawtooth Mountains Wilderness, Carrizo Gorge Wilderness, and more.


Angeles Front Country Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Map covers Angeles National Forest north of Pasadena and Tujunga, including Tujunga Canyon, Eaton Canyon, Pacifico Mountains, Mt. Wilson, Mendenhall Ridge, plus Verdugo Mountains, Vasquez Rocks County Park...


Angeles High Country Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Covers Angeles and San Bernardino National Forests north of Monrovia and Alta Loma, including San Gabriel Wilderness, Cucamonga Wilderness, Crystal Lake Rereation Area, and more.


Mt. Baldy & Cucamonga Wilderness Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Detailed map of Cucamonga Wilderness and eastern Sheep Mtn. Wilderness and vicinity includes Mt. San Antonio, Thunder Mtn., Timber Mtn., Cucamonga Peak, and more.


San Jacinto Wilderness Trail Map

Tom Harrison

San Jacinto Mountains between Palm Springs and Idyllwild also includes Mt. San Jacinto State Park Wilderness, Long Valley, Round Valley, Tahquitz Peak, Fuller Ridge, and more.


San Gorgonio Wilderness Trail Map

Tom Harrison

San Bernardino Mountains north of namesake town covered in detail: Barton Flats, Heart Bar, Forest Falls, Fish Creek, Vivian Creek, Aspen Grove, Oak Glen, and more.


Hoover Wilderness Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Eastside access around Bridgeport, west of Highway 395 from Highway 108 south to Conway Summit. Includes Twin Lakes, Leavitt Meadows, and Yosemite North Boundary area. Includes 2009 wilderness additions.


Half Dome Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Ideal map for the popular hike to top of Half Dome includes Little Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, Yosemite Creek, Tenaya Lake, and more.


Kings Canyon High Country Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Detailed map covers the heart of Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park's famed backcountry and adjacent areas outside the park.


Mt. Whitney High Country Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Sequoia Park westside trailheads plus eastside Whitney Portal trailhead lead to Sequoia-Kings Canyon Wilderness...


Mt. Whitney Zone Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Detailed map of Mt. Whitney and vicinity includes Whitney Portal, Crabtree, Rock Creek, and Cottonwood Lakes.


Mt. Shasta Wilderness Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Covers all trailheads and trails plus major climbing routes on Mt. Shasta.


Mt. Tam Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Covers public lands of south Marin County: Muir Woods National Monument, Mt. Tamalpais State Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area...


Pine Mountain Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Covers the area between the Mt. Tam and Pt. Reyes in Marin County.


Angel Island & Alcatraz Island Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Covers these large and small islands in the heart of San Francisco Bay.


Emigrant Wilderness Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Covers entire 113,000-acre Emigrant Wilderness, northwest portion of Yosemite Park, and Cherry Lake area west of Yosemite.


Devils Postpile Minarets Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Eastern Sierra access via Mammoth Lakes, Agnew Meadows, and June Lakes Loop to Ansel Adams Wilderness and Devils Postpile National Monument, including Thousand Island Lake and the Minarets.


Mono Divide High Country Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Covers portions of John Muir, Ansel Adams and Dinkey Lakes Wilderness areas, accessed via Bishop Pass, Pine Creek and Rock Creek trailheads on the eastside, plus Piute Pass, Silver Pass, Mono Hot Springs, and more.


Golden Trout Wilderness Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Detailed map to this 308,000-acre wilderness in the southern Sierra includes Kern and Little Kern Rivers, Mineral King, Mountain Home State Forest, and more.


Mono Lake Map

Tom Harrison

Covers the ancient lake due east of Yosemite Park, including Mono Basin Scenic Area, Lee Vining, Mono Lake County Park, Panum Crater, and more.




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