Walking Resources — In Print
Cornelius, Sarah. Walking Softly : A Collection of Mostly Gentle Walks in Sonoma County, California. [Santa Rosa, Calif. : Sarah Cornelius/BookSurge], 2011
Describes level walks along the creeks and in the parks of Sonoma County, California.
Hinch, Stephen W. Hiking and Adventure Guide to the Sonoma Coast and Russian River. Berkeley, Calif. : Wilderness Press, 2009
The only complete guide to the six state parks and 15 coastal and riverside regional parks in one of the most rugged and beautiful regions of northern California: the magnificent Sonoma Coast and Russian River. Detailed trail descriptions and trail maps along with a table of GPS waypoints for trail junctions and point of interest.
Lorentzen, Bob. The hiker’s hip pocket guide to Sonoma County. 3rd ed. Mendocino, Calif. : Bored Feet Publications, 2006
60 detailed hikes in park throughout Sonoma County covering over 330 miles of trails. Includes hikes in all our state parks from Salt Point to Sugarloaf, plus hikes at most Sonoma County Regional Parks and huge Lake Sonoma Recreation Area. Guide covers natural and human history plus an emphasis on trails open to dogs.
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Nichols, Richard. Sebastopol Walks. Sebastopol : Worn Boots Publishing, 2007
The book that inspired the Sebastopol Walks series. Nine hikes in and around Sebastopol, plus a selection of Nichol’s favorite hikes in Sonoma County parks. See Sebastopol Walks — The Book for additional information.
Buy this book: Available at Sebastopol Area Chamber of Commerce, Sebastopol City Hall or contact us.
Salcedo-Chourré, Tracy. Best Easy Day Hikes San Francisco’s North Bay (Best Easy Day Hikes Series) Guilford, Conn. : Falcon, c2011
Includes concise descriptions of the best short hikes in the the North Bay, with detailed maps of the routes. The 22 hikes in this guide are generally short, easy to follow, and guaranteed to please. The eight Sonoma County selections range from Lower Tubbs Island Trail to Bodega Head.
Stone, Robert. Day Hikes Around Sonoma County. Red Lodge, Mont. : Day Hike Books, Inc. ; Guilford, CT : Globe Pequot Press [distributor], c2007.
A collection of 95 of the county’s best day hikes, providing access to both well-known and out-of-the-way greenspace. Hikes are found along the Pacific, across the coastal ridges, into wide valleys, and through thick forests. A wide range of hikes accommodates amateur to avid hikers, from beachfront strolls to canyon treks. Straight-forward directions and clear maps accompany all hikes.
Weintraub, David. North Bay Trails. 2nd ed. Berkeley, Calif. : Wilderness Press, 2004
Covers hikes in Marin, Napa, and Sonoma counties. North Bay Trails highlights trails not only for hikers, but for bicyclists, equestrians, trail runners, and dog walkers as well. Covers favorites such as Mt. Tamalpais, the Marin Headlands, and Point Reyes, and also includes a variety of hikes in the wine country, the Russian River redwoods, and the Sonoma Coast. Trails range from 1-mile nature walks to rigorous all-day outings, and include detailed hike descriptions, topographic maps, trip highlights, mileage and duration, and difficulty ratings.
360Geographics produces very good hiking and biking maps for three Sonoma County parks under the 360Maps series imprint:
- Annadel State Park
- Sugarloaf Ridge State Park & Hood Mtn Regional Park
- Jack London State Historic Park & Sonoma Valley Regional Park