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Day Hikes Around San Luis Obispo
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Winner of the Best Guidebook Award from Outdoor Writers Association of California! San Luis Obispo County is located where the white sand beaches of Central California merge with the dramatic Big Sur coastline. Ranging inland from the Pacific Ocean are oak-studded hills, verdant farmland, pristine mountain lakes, and the 5,000-foot Santa Lucia Range of the Los Padres National Forest. The unique geography and a temperate, year-round climate creates an outstanding hiking environment. Day Hikes Around San Luis Obispo now includes over 150 day hikes throughout the coastal county. This greatly expanded third edition is easily the most comprehensive hiking guide in the area. The trails take the hiker along the scalloped Pacific coastline to secluded coves and tide pools, to rocky promontories along the chain of volcanic morros, through wetland sanctuaries, across massive sand dunes, and up cool interior canyons. Highlights include waterfalls, bluffs, long stretches of beach, lighthouses, lakes, rivers, swimming holes, extraordinary rock formations, and panoramic views that span from the inland mountains to the ocean. Many hikes are found in or near San Luis Obispo, although most hikes are located in undeveloped tracts of land and along 100 miles of coastline. A range of hikes is included, from easy coastal walks to high elevation climbs. Statistics, accurate driving and hiking directions, and numerous maps make these hiking adventures stress free. Dog admission information is included as well as an index. Companion guides include Day Hikes On the Central California Coast, Day Hikes Around Big Sur, and Day Hikes Around Santa Barbara.
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(1) About the hikes, overall map with hike locations (2) South end of Big Sur (3) Silver Peak Wilderness (4) Upper San Luis Obispo Coastal Hikes: San Simeon, Cambria, Cayucos (5) Fiscalini Ranch Preserve (6) Pinnacles National Monument (7) Upper San Luis Obispo County Inland Hikes: Paso Robles to Atascadero (8) Morro Bay, Baywood Park, Los Osos (9) Morro Bay State Park (10) Montana de Oro State Park (11) City of San Luis Obispo (12) Santa Margarita Lake (13) Lopez Lake, Hi Mountain Road (14) Lower San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo Bay communities (15) West Santa Barbara County: Point Sal to Point Conception (16) Figueroa Mountain Recreation Area (17) Carrizo Plain National Monument (18) Index

About the Author

Since 1991, Robert Stone has been writer, photographer, and publisher of Day Hike Books. He is a Los Angeles Times Best Selling Author and an award-winning journalist of the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers, the Outdoor Writers Association of California, the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association, the Bay Area Travel Writers, and the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Robert resides summers in the Rocky Mountains of Montana and winters on the California Central Coast.

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