Don't Pass Over These Hikes!

What’s more fun than a Cadbury Creme Egg? How about eye candy on trails? Here are some great Bay Area outdoor adventures in colorful spring bloom right now. Hop to it!

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1) Slide On Over

It’s easy to drive right by one of coastal Marin’s most magnificent places without even realizing it. That’s because Slide Ranch, located in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, has a very popular neighbor in the Muir Beach overlook. But…

2) Yes, Berryessa!

Napa County’s Lake Berryessa is known for its boating, but few people know of the excellent hiking trails overlooking this lake, which is particularly serene in winter. Thank UC Davis for maintaining Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve—the land next to the…

3) Wilder Than You Think

Catalina Island has the longest stretch of undeveloped coastline in southern California, with 88% of the island designated as a conservancy. Check out some favorite hidden hikes, secret campsites, and coveted snorkeling adventures on Catalina.

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4) Hike to Hidden Falls

Rain, sun, rain, wind, partial sun, rain … what’s a hiker to do? Go with the flow! Or rather, go to the flow. Hidden Falls Regional Park in the Sierra foothills near Auburn has 30 miles of multi-use trails, the…

5) Hello, Sunol

It's one of the grandest hikes of them all: Sunol Regional Park positively beams this time of year. And it’s even more banner after great rains. So take the grand tour and see all the major landmarks in the park…

6) Redwoods Ramble

If your idea of a great winter wander is walking among coastal redwoods without encountering many other people, then head to the San Mateo Coast’s Butano State Park. Get an early start for the 9.5-mile Canyon Loop hike, one of the…

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