On a network of paths that ring the San Francisco Bay, high on the ridge line, the Bay Area Ridge Trail provides quickly accessible recreational opportunities for Bay Area residents and visitors alike to hike, mountain bike, and ride a horse. When complete, this 550-mile trail will link more than 75 public parks and open spaces. With over a dozen new hikes, the fully updated third edition of the official guide to the trail covers the more than 300 miles that have been opened to date. Each trail-segment description includes information on amenities such as restrooms and water, driving directions, and accessibility logistics for those traveling by foot, mountain bike, horseback, wheelchair, or public transportation.
About the Author
Jean Rusmore is coauthor of South Bay Trails and Peninsula Trails and has worked for Bay Area green spaces for many years. She was recently profiled as one of 50 extraordinary Bay Area elders in Legacy (UC Press, 2006).
We highly recommend this book to anyone living in or
visiting the San Francisco Bay Area. We became intimately acquainted with the Ridge Trail and with this book in 2003, when we ran the entire route.
Paperback: 368 pages; Publisher: Wilderness Press; 3 edition (June 30, 2008)
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