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Waterfall Obscura

Some waterfalls go under the radar. That is, until rain brings them to life. Here are three South Bay and Peninsula hikes with lesser-known waterfalls and beautiful scenery to boot!

Week 01.19.2017
Regions Northern CA

Maple in the Redwoods

Hike to Maple Falls in Nisene State Park in Santa Cruz Mountains

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Over the creek and through the redwoods you’ll go, on this 9-mile (round-trip) partial loop hike in the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park. This hike is loaded with charms, but the big riches come from viewing Maple Falls, a 30-foot stunner framed by, well, maple trees! Start at…
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Time to Meet the Neighbor

Winter Road Trip Adventure to Nevada

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It’s home to the Loneliest Road in America. And we guarantee you’ll come home with more stories than souvenirs when you go on a weekend road trip in Nevada! As the most mountainous region in the Lower 48, Nevada is made for people who prefer their pit stops to be peak hikes and…
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Long Distance Relationship

Hiking to Brooks Falls San Pedro Valley County Park in Pacifica

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Pacifica wants to get something off its chest. It’s got a lot more going on than a laid-back vibe, good surf, and a beachfront Taco Bell. It’s got a hidden waterfall back in the canyons east of town. And it’s best in winter after rains. San Pedro Valley County Park is home to…
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Castle of Wonders

Hiking at Castle Rock State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains

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A demure waterfall best after fresh rains, sandstone formations pockmarked by time, epic ridge vistas, and currently flowing seasonal streams … it all comes together at Castle Rock State Park on a rugged 5-mile loop hike. Get an early start on Saratoga Gap and Ridge Trails loop…
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    Shealor Stunner

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