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 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. Most sections offer easy day hikes, while 6 offer great backpacking, including the dramatically rugged Big Sur High Route.
Concise, thorough descriptions support 65 detailed maps. Each section details how to get there, hike distance, elevation change, cautions, and facilities available including campgrounds, hostels and lodgings. The guide also covers alternate routes, side trails, and river, bay and harbor crossing info. 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, and Palos Verdes Peninsula, and the Orange and San Diego coasts.