Fall Hikes in Northern California

Who says there are no fall colors in California? Here are few hikes for hue to do!

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1) Breathe Easy

The 1.5-mile hiking trail around Lake Lagunitas in Marin might just be the most perfect one-hour hike in the Bay Area. It’s mostly flat, so nearly everyone can do it. It’s beautiful, so nearly everyone will appreciate it. And it’s…

2) Burney Man!

Upon first seeing Burney Falls, President Theodore Roosevelt called it one of the wonders of the world: a 129-foot waterfall gushing 100 million gallons every single day. This baby absolutely thunders! Whitewater and mist kick out around its base as…

3) Fully Loaded Fall

Reno Tahoe’s got a lot more going on than your average mountain town, from kayaking on the Truckee River to the world’s tallest climbing gym wall, to peak-bagging hikes and a walk among the growing urban arts scene. Hop into…

Reno Tahoe Fall Adventures

4) Go See Grandmother

There’s simply no excuse not to visit Grandmother. Especially when she lives in such a beautiful place! The Grandmother Tree is the largest known coast live oak in Sonoma County. Get to her on a 5-mile (round-trip) hike high in Hood…

5) First Place

First national park? Yellowstone. First state park? Big Basin. First urban national wildlife refuge? You'll have to be a bird nerd to know the answer to this one. So spread your wings and impress a date or your friends by…

6) Touch the Skyline

The Peninsula's Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve knows how to make a grand entrance when it comes to changing seasons. Hills turn golden and crisp leaves carpet trails on the preserve's 2,000+ acres. Combine autumn colors, ridgetop vistas, and a…

7) Sweet Autumn Sunol

Whoever says that Northern California just doesn't get much by the way of fall colors hasn't seen the cascade of autumn tones dressing the foliage at Sunol Regional Wilderness right now. Enjoy it on a 5.3-mile hike that starts adventurously…

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