Follow the directions in this book and you will waste precious hiking time driving around looking for trailheads or, worse yet, you'll end up hiking around in vain. We're not bad with directions, either. I'm a former Army land navigation and orienteering instructor, so I knows how to read a map!
It took 6 hikes, but my boyfriend and I finally learned our lesson. We either had great difficulty finding the 6 hikes we selected from this book or ended up not finding them at all! The directions are terrible! For example, the directions given for the hike we went on last weekend -- Silver Dollar Lake -- are quite "off." The book instructs you to drive 1 mile past a campground to a road that will lead you the the trailhead. Well, guess what, that road is located more like .2 miles past the campground. We ended up finding another road that was about 1.1 miles past the campground and hiked up it, only to find that it was a dead-end with no trailhead in sight. Ridiculous.
UPDATE: This book still sucks. We thought we've give it another try, after not using it for about a year. This time, we did find the trail, but were met by a sign that said, "No Dogs Permitted." The book did not mention this. We had to leave and seek out another trail because we had our dog with us. Of course, we stupidly tried another hike in the book, which we never did find. Thankfully, we happened across a completely unrelated trail and did enjoy our hike. Don't buy this book. It's not accurate.