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

Bob Lorentzen
The Hiker's hip pocket Guide to Sonoma County, 3rd edition by 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. New hikes cover Sonoma Coast State Beach's Red Hill Trail, Bodega Bay’s Shorttail Gulch Trail, Salt Point's Stump Beach Plantation Loop, Riverfront Regional Park, Cloverdale River Park, McCormick Ranch Addition to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, new trails at Hood Mountain Regional Park, Crane Creek Regional Park, the Sonoma Overlook Trail, Bartholomew Park Winery, and Petaluma's Shollenberger Park. The new edition also features new trails at Helen Putnam Regional Park, Foothill Regional Park, Shiloh Ranch Regional Park, Jack London State Park, and of course the fully reworked network of trails at Annadel State Park.

These join the classic hikes at these state parks: Salt Point, Fort Ross, Sonoma Coast, Armstrong Woods/Austin Creek, Sugarloaf Ridge, Jack London, R.L. Stevenson, and Bothe-Napa, plus all major Regional Parks and huge Lake Sonoma Recreation Area. The new edition also has an expanded emphasis on places you can hike with your dog. The new edition also has 54 other suggestions for hikers, cyclists, mountain bikers, equestrians, wheelchair users and other nature lovers.

The author has personally extensively re-hiked the original trails, plus hiked and described over 100 miles of new trails first covered in this new edition. With all the natural and human history readers expect from our flagship series.

Good news and bad news. The bad news: the 3rd Edition is out of print and out of stock. The good news: we're hard at work on a 4th Edition. It should be available in early 2020.

256 pages, 4" x 9", new full-color cover, 40 maps, 28 illustrations, bibliography, index.
ISBN 0-939431-31-9 trade paper

The essential reference for Sonoma County hikers and nature enthusiasts

“Bob Lorentzen’s Hip Pocket Hiking Guides have long been the hiking guide of choice for me and my fellow Sonoma County hikers. Meticulously researched, Lorentzen’s 3rd edition of The Hiker’s hip pocket Guide to Sonoma County does not disappoint.

This inspiring volume contains all the necessary information for over 60 trails, including distance, difficulty, elevation gain, potential hazards, commentary on the flora and fauna of the area, a discussion of the viewpoints, maps, and directions to the trailhead. Each trail is lovingly described, and each description is concise and easy to understand.

This latest edition includes over 100 new miles of trails that have opened up over the past few years. The trails range from easy to difficult, from 1/2 mile to 16 miles or more in length. The book includes discussions of trails appropriate for children, dogs, equestrians, mountain bikers, backpackers and handicapped hikers.

Best of all, all of this information comes in a handy size that really does fit... in your hip pocket.

Thank you, Bob, for continuing your dedicated research!”

Amy Racina, Author of Angels in the Wilderness


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