Despite the haze, one thing is abundantly clear: a renewed appreciation for blue skies! Check the air quality, then be ready to hit any of these three hiking areas, from a classic in Point Reyes (the reopened part!) to a less known loop in the East Bay, and a tranquil trail on the Peninsula.
Hike the Classic Tomales Point Trail in Point Reyes National Seashore
Hike Kings Canyon Loop Trail in the East Bay
San Francisco Hidden Stairways Guided Walk
Fall Hike Pearson Arastradero South Bay
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This 6.8-mile loop through the woods and ridges that make up the northern foothills of Tam offer the best of both worlds: solitude and grandeur. Enjoy quiet trails, tranquil forest, and big views.View
It's one of the best sunset spots in the Bay Area. And Hawk Hill in the Marin Headlands is quieter than usual this year because of few tourists. Enjoy a sweeping panorama 923 feet above the Pacific.View
Thank You to Our 2020 Team
Thank you to our wonderful 2020 team for bringing the great outdoors home in a most challenging year. Meet our contributors and get ideas from their personal favorite CA adventures this year.View
2021 Hiking Calendar!
Ready to kick off 2021? (Like we have to ask.) Literally kick it off, with a hike! Download the 2021 POST Hiking Calendar (complimentary)—with recommended trails for every month of the year.View
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Trebek Open Space
While most hikers head over to adjacent Runyon Canyon, instead do the 2-mile hike at Trebek Open Space and pay your respects to the legendary Jeopardy host and philanthropist, Alex Trebek.View
Rock the Hope at Lake Elsinore
Hike the 4-mile Levee Trail on the shores of Southern California's largest natural freshwater lake, Lake Elsinore, and get a splash of positive energy thanks to the Rock Snake started earlier this year.View
Weekend Sherpa Podcast: Take it Outside
Amid a new year that's already had challenges, Brad and Holly discuss the realities of what's happening in the country. And (!) some of the best new hiking trails locally in the Bay Area and SoCal.View
A Very Reno Winter
You’ve never had a winter vacation like Reno Tahoe! The Biggest Little City in the World is also one of the best winter basecamps. The Truckee River flows right through its lively Riverwalk District.View