by Robert Stone, 2018. Paperback, 384 pages.
Day Hikes Around Santa Barbara includes 116 day hikes within a 65-mile radius of the city, from Ojai and Carpinteria to Summerland, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez Valley, and Gaviota. More than half of the hikes are in the Los Padres National Forest. A wide range of hikes accommodates amateur to avid hikers, ranging from coastal beach walks to steep canyon climbs. Highlights include oceanside bluffs, beaches, tidepools, wetland preserves, sculpted gorges, rock outcroppings with caves, numerous waterfalls, secluded pools in mossy canyons, mountain ridge trails, historical sites, and stunning overlooks of the Pacific. Straight-forward directions and clear maps accompany every hike.
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 Red Lodge, Montana, and winters near Morro Bay, California.