True Nature of San Diego Revealed! Trailmaster John McKinney Connects Us to the Best Day Hikes and Beach Walks with his New Book HIKE San Diego HIKE San Diego News Release

In an effort to connect proud residents, and the millions of visitors a year who come to San Diego, with the city’s parklands and beaches, John McKinney, aka The Trailmaster, is pleased to announce publication of HIKE San Diego: Best Day Hikes and Beach Walks. The guide is a new title in the Trailmaster Pocket Guide Series, created especially for hikers and designed to fit perfectly in the hiker’s pocket or pack.

“For visitors and residents alike, San Diego is all about being outdoors,” McKinney declares. “This pocket guide is designed to remind locals of the many enjoyable hikes near home and to help visitors hit the highlights and make the most of their vacations.”

HIKE San Diego details hikes in the hills and canyons, and along the beaches in what boosters dub, “America’s Finest City.” From Balboa Park to Fortuna Mountain to Silver Strand, the author shares his favorite hikes in San Diego’s natural treasures, and along the city’s magnificent beaches. Truly San Diego is a beach-hiker’s dream! 

Hike San Diego Pocket Guide
Hike San Diego Pocket Guide

Hike San Diego comes complete with The Trailmaster’s colorful stories, proven trail accounts, and easy-to-follow maps. Take a water bottle, trail snack and this guide and:

  • Walk the breathtaking Sunset Cliffs, hike historic Banker’s Hill, trek Maple Canyon and across a thrilling suspension bridge.
  • Hike Cowles Mountain, San Diego’s iconic peak, and other highlights and high points in Mission Trails Regional Park
  • Meander Mission Bay, enjoy nature trails amidst the rare Torrey pines, explore the cliffs and coves of La Jolla.


HIKE San Diego (paperback $9.95) and other Trailmaster Pocket Guides are available from REI and select retailers, Amazon, and For more information about books and talks by John McKinney or interview requests, contact Cheri@, 805-845-7102.

About the Author: John McKinney, aka The Trailmaster, is the author of 30 books and a thousand articles about hiking. A passionate advocate for hiking and our need to reconnect with nature, John shares his expertise on radio, TV, online, and as a public speaker.