by Robert Stone, 2014. Paperback, 304 pages.
From the back cover: "Big Sur is an amazing stretch of spectacular coastline where the Santa Lucia Mountains quickly rise over 5,000 feet from the ocean. Along the craggy shoreline are isolated beaches, tidepools, waterfalls, canyons, and redwood groves. A well-designed trail system of more than 300 miles ventures along the coast and across the slopes and peaks of the Santa Lucia Range, offering unparalleled views of the mountains merging with the ocean.
This completely updated edition includes 99 unforgettable hikes. Many trails are found along the amazing coastline; other hikes explore the interior canyons and mountains. The routes have been chosen to offer a great selection of shoreline excursions, wilderness hikes, cool canyons, and panoramic overlooks while including a range of hiking levels."
Includes more than 40 hikes in the Los Padres National Forest, plus many others in the area's five state parks and other cliffside trails. All hikes can be completed in a day.