Lively and comprehensive guide puts you on the trail to 150 California State Parks, Preserves, Beaches, Wilderness Areas and Historic Sites. Complete with nature lore, colorful stories and detailed maps.

Discover California’s Magnificent State Parks!

John McKinney is one of only two people to have visited every single California state park (278 at last count) and is the Golden State’s expert on the best trails to take. In this guide, the author describes hiking adventures in 150 California parks, preserves, beaches and historic sites.

The Trailmaster presents a variety of hikes in mountain, forest and coastal parks, and offers options for the hiker to select hikes of varying distances and degrees of difficulty.

Includes: Humbolt Redwoods, Sinkyone Wilderness, Emerald Bay, Jack London, Angel Island, Calaveras Big Trees, Point Lobos, Pfeiffer Big Sur, Malibu Creek, Mt. San Jacinto, Anza-Borrego Desert, Torrey Pines and more. Plus nature notes, park history, and an overview of the California State Park system, the most diverse in the U.S.

“Essential for every California hiker. A tour de force of the state’s best trails.” Elizabeth Goldstein, Executive Director, 
California State Parks Foundation