Having trouble finding trail maps of the Santa Cruz Mountains?
National Geographic covers this coastal, redwood forest region with two colorful topo maps.
The coastal mountain area is heavy on residential and much of it private land. Several State Parks and a few county parks are central hubs for outdoor recreation, all year round. Hike or backpacking; camping options available in most parks. Mountain bikes are allowed only in some areas, so do your research online before you make the drive.
PARKS IN THE REGION –
Ano Nuevo State Park
Big Basin State Park
Butano State Park
Castle Rock State Park
Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
Henry Cowell State Park
Portola State Park
Quail Hollow Ranch County Park
Sam McDonald County Park
Sanborn County Park
The Bay Area is one of most populated areas of the Golden State, although it does offer some of the best “city hiking” anywhere around. Located next to the coast, this area has beaches, cliffs, waterfalls, redwood groves and numerous local mountains.
Several brands of hiking maps exist for the San Francisco Bay Area. National Geographic, Tom Harrison, Wilderness Press.
Wilderness Press Maps:
Pt Reyes National Seashore Map
Central San Francisco Peninsula Trails
San Francisco Peninsula Parklands
see also –
SF Area Maps
Pine Mountain Trail Map
Tom Harrison Maps
Pine Mountain Trail Map by Tom Harrison; Marin County Pine Mountain; Loma Alta, Gary Giacomini, Roy’s Redwoods, French Ranch, White Hill, Cascade Canyon, Marin Municipal Water District. Marin County Hikes, Marin Hiking Trails, Topo, Topographic Maps California, SoCal Hiking Trails, SF Hikes Bay Area Trails. Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 24K; ISBN# 9781877689826
Marin County Hikes: Pine Mountain
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Dipsea & Mountain Play Trail Map
Tom Harrison Maps
The Dipsea & Mountain Play Trail Map; Marin County Hiking Mill Valley Stinson Beach, Pipeline, Dipsea Steps, Nora Trail, Old Mill Park, Mountain Home, Cardiac Hill, Muir Woods, Steep Ravine, Mount Tamalpias, Rock Springs; Mill Valley California to Mountain Theater; Marin Hiking Maps; Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 31.7K; ISBN# 9781877689918
Marin Hiking: Dipsea & Mill Valley
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