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Afoot and Afield: San Diego County: A Comprehensive Hiking Guide

4.57  ·  Rating details ·  230 ratings  ·  17 reviews
The Los Angeles Times has hailed Southern California' hiking guru Jerry Schad's Afoot & Afield San Diego County as "the bible of San Diego hiking." Encompassing the county from Sunset Cliff Park and the Bayside Trail at Point Loma to Fonts Point in the Borrego Badlands, this hiking guide is the "must-have" to explore San Diego's diverse outdoors. The book covers all the wo ...more
Paperback, 458 pages
Published May 7th 2007 by Wilderness Press (first published April 1986)
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JW
Apr 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rest in Peace, Jerry. Definitive guide to San Diego County hikes.
Katie
Jul 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Hiking has become my latest obsession, and this handy guide, known as the bible of San Diego hiking and trekking, is a big help in making my way around the county! The trips are organized into geographic areas (ex: Mountain, Coastal, Desert), and all pertinent information is provided (distance, time, difficulty, ideal season). Rough maps are shown, and the highlights of each hike are described at length. There is a trip for every type of hiker in this book, from low-key coastal walks to multi-da ...more
Kristen
Oct 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: hikers, campers, birders
Recommended to Kristen by: Pat
Shelves: birding, faves
Jerry Schad has been writing these detailed guides to hiking in San Diego for many years. I have several previous editions, and this one is a welcomed addition to the collection as it covers many areas after the Cedar Fire of 2003. Schad profiles the hikes according to difficulty, provides maps and directions, and writes a step-by-step illustration of the experience of walking on each trail.

The book is divided into areas of San Diego County, so that the reader can select a chapter according to
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Kathleen
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wish I could say I've tried all (or even most) of the hikes recommended in this great book, but I find that I just keep going back to the same places that I now know and love. However, I thank this book for guiding me to those canyons and hills in the first place! This is a well-researched, accessible and practical guide to hoofing it around San Diego's natural environment. You don't have to consider yourself a hiker or a runner to get value from this book--there are plenty of simple trails fo ...more
Janet
May 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
I just bought a new copy after my old one went missing. Now seven years old, this edition is getting slightly out of date, but remains the best guide to San Diego hiking trails around. Very clear and helpful, plus you learn a little natural history about each area.
Tina
Jun 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
San Diego is the most lovely and picturesque city to live in, and San Diego County offers a stunning variety of landscapes and geology. This guide is comprehensive, detailed, and encompasses the entire county.
Curtis Jensen
Nov 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The single most loaned out book in my library.
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Bill
Aug 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Great overview of the hiking trails in San Diego County. I'm going to try to do every hike in the book.
Ariadna73
Feb 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: travel
Nice; well documented. The directions to go to the trails are particularly useful. Thanks to this author.
Lee
Nov 21, 2009 rated it liked it
Beginning a series of hikes in the San Diego area. Cowles Mountain today. Doing the northeast approach. I like Schad's guide so far.
Heidi
Dec 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The San Diego hiking Bible. A fantastic guide.
Kate
Apr 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
Jerry Schad is my hero.
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The Schad is RAD!
Cherie Kephart
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Detailed, useful, and accurate guide to all the beautiful hiking trails in San Diego. Such a wonderful resource.
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Jennifer
May 15, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Wonderful guide for hiking in this beautiful County.
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