More hiking and biking guidebooks

joggers, russian gulch
photo by Garth Hagerman

Bored Feet Press carries a great variety of guidebooks for hikers, bikers, and curious explorers. Whether you're looking for a special place to ride your bike, a place to take a secluded swim, or planning to walk the entire length of the California Coast, we've got your book.

Browse the titles and brief descriptions by scrolling down through the list. To view detailed descriptions, use these quick links or click on the title of any of the books.

Trails and Tales of Yosemite and the Central Sierra

A Guide for Hikers and History Buffs

by 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.

Great Day Hikes in and around Napa Valley, Second Edition

by Ken Stanton

Just 5-1/2 years after the first edition, Ken Stanton has fully expanded and updated his popular guide to trails around Napa Valley. His captivating, detailed trail reports, feature many little known hikes, and include entertaining tales of Napa's colorful past.

Day Trips with a Splash

Swimming Holes of the Northeast

by Pancho Doll

This latest Splash Guide covers more than 200 remote swim holes in seven eastern states from Maine to Virginia. Most choices involve a short hike to reach the natural pool, some involve more difficult scrambling or longer hikes.

Day Trips with a Splash

Swimming Holes of the Southwest

by Pancho Doll

Summer's coolest guide for visiting the sunny southwest, this second Splash surveys more than 100 creeks and canyons. It's a hiker's guide to wilderness swimming holes of desert, plateau and canyon country.

Day Trips with a Splash

The Swimming Holes of California

by Pancho Doll

This clever guide details 105 natural plunges all over the Golden State and the hikes to them. The author describes only pristine favorites with no man-made structures within sight.

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 Nichols

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.

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

by Bob Lorentzen and Richard Nichols

This southern volume of the series describes more than 600 miles of the CCT. Volume Two covers from Monterey to the Mexico in 83 accessible sections. Most sections offer easy day hikes, while 6 offer great backpacking, including the dramatically rugged Big Sur High Route.

33 feature articles discuss history, geology, land use and attractions. Volume 2 describes such CCT highlights as the Monterey Peninsula shore, Point Lobos, vast Big Sur, the Hearst coast, Montana de Oro State, Point Sal, Vandenberg coast, Point Conception, Santa Barbara beaches, Santa Monica Mountains NRA, Zuma Beach, Venice Beach, Palos Verdes Peninsula, and the Orange and San Diego coasts.

Mendocino Coast Bike Rides

Road and Trail Rides from Easy to Advanced

by 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.

beyond mt si by john zilly

Beyond Mt. Si—The Best Hikes within 85 Miles of Seattle

John Zilly

Finally, the best hikes within 85 miles of Seattle are all available in one book. Ranging from 3 to 18 miles, these trails take you to the Cascade's most pristine spots: mountain lakes, meadows, and peaks, every one of them a manageable day trip.

Wild Pigs

The Mountain Bike Adventure Guide to the Pacific Coast

by 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.

Kissing the Trail

Greater Seattle Mountain Bike Adventures
Revised and expanded 3rd edition

by John Zilly

The Northwest's bestselling mountain bike guide gets even better. This has been the bible for Seattle-area mountain bikers since it was first published in 1993. It details the best mountain bike trails within 85 miles of Seattle, with the best directions and maps too.

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