Day Hikes Around Ventura County: 82 Great Hikes, 2nd Edition

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Day Hikes Around Ventura County covers 82 of the best hikes in this scenic coastal county just north of Los Angeles. The hikes span from the Pacific Coast to the mountainous interior and the Los Padres National Forest. This is a comprehensive guide that includes trails from national forests, state parks, wilderness area, undeveloped coastline, and green space within the metropolitan areas. No other hiking book concentrates exclusively on Ventura County.
A cross-section of scenery, geography, and difficulty levels is included to accommodate all ranges of hiking experience. Highlights include coastal estuaries and tidepools, long beaches backed by bluffs, expansive sand dunes, waterfalls, swimming holes, narrow gorges, rolling meadows, dramatic sandstone outcroppings, caves, ridge walks, historic
sites, filming locations, and panoramic overlooks. . .everything from relaxing, scenic strolls to mountain-to coast hikes with expansive views. All hikes can be completed during the day and are within a half-hour¿s drive of Highway 101, the major access road.
Each hike includes a detailed map, accurate driving and hiking directions, and a quick overview of distance/time/elevation. Overall maps show the hike locations in the larger area. The summaries allow the hiker to choose a trail appropriate to their ability and desire. Map sources and references are included for extending the hikes.
Companion hiking guides, also in the Day Hike Books series, include Day
Hikes Around Los Angeles, Day Hikes Around Santa Barbara, Day Hikes In San Luis Obispo County, California and Day Hikes On the California Central Coast.

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Day Hikes Around Ventura County is a comprehensive guide to 82 of the best hikes in this scenic and unique area. Hikes span from the Pacific Coast to the forested interior mountains, accommodating all levels of hiking experience. Highlights include waterfalls, swimming holes, tidepools, fern-filled canyons, extraordinary sandstone formations, and mountain-to-coast hikes with panoramic views.
Each hike includes a summary of its highlights, a map, and concise driving and hiking directions. Outstanding views, diverse landscape, and a variety of trails accommodate all levels of hiking experience.

About the Author:

For more than a decade, veteran hiker Robert Stone has been writer, photographer, and publisher of Day Hike Books. Robert resides summers in the Rocky Mountains of Montana and winters on the California Central Coast. This year-round temperate climate enables him to hike over 200 trails throughout the year. When not hiking, Robert is researching, writing, and mapping the hikes before returning to the trails. Robert has hiked every trail in the Day Hike Book series. With 20 hiking guides in the series, he has hiked over 1,000 trails throughout the western United States and Hawaii.

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