Preston was inspired to write 57 Dog-Friendly Trails when enough trail changes necessitated updating her previous two guidebooks, “48 Dog-Friendly Trails” and “Dog-Friendly Trails for All Seasons.”
“57 Dog-Friendly Trails” is organized month-by-month, beginning in January. Although Preston lists trails for intermediate and experienced hikers, many months have a hike suitable for families and for those with physical limitations.
“My hope is to get everyone out into nature, get exercise, but still be able to enjoy the outing based on one’s capability,” she said in a press release.
Most importantly, all of the trails Preston lists are dog friendly, combining places for off-leash running possibilities with those having leash requirements. Hikes take one day or less, are easily reached from the Placer County area, and many of the trails are free to the public. Trails are ranked in difficulty, with “1” being the easiest and “5” the most difficult.
57 Dog-Friendly Trails lists suggestions for restaurants, historical sites, wineries, shopping and bakeries near the hiking sites. An index indicates which trails are family-friendly, feature waterfalls, fall colors, wildflowers, offer great views and fishing opportunities, or have historical interest. The index also marks mountain biking trails, equestrian trails, and snowshoe adventures.
The book is available at 3LPublishing.com and Amazon.
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