Labor Day Outside

The last thing we want for you to do is labor over plans to get outdoors this long weekend. So we’ve put together a short list of things to try, from a coastal hike to a sunset spot and a campground for stargazing, even an easygoing bike ride. And away you go …

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1) Solstice Treasure

Solstice Canyon is itself a hidden treasure, but the Sostomo and Deer Valley Loop Trail is a treasure within the treasure. This 6.5-mile (round-trip) loop trail starts out on the uber popular Solstice Canyon Trail. Relatively flat and with tons…

2) White Tank Campground

Heaven for star buffs: the best campground in Joshua Tree National Park for night-sky viewing, in a place named an International Dark Sky Park, with a full-on observatory just minutes away! White Tank Campground is at 3,800 feet in the…

3) Yosemite's New Cabins

The only thing more magical than visiting Yosemite in the fall is staying in your own private cabin while there!

Yosemite's New Cabins

4) Peters Canyon East Ridge Loop

For an inspiring example of a land’s resilience after wildfire, hike the trails of the dog-friendly Peters Canyon Regional Park in central Orange County. Although the 2017 Canyon 2 Fire devastated the wildlife at the north end of the canyon…

5) Easiest Best Hike in the World

Choose the easiest and most view-rewarding hike in Yosemite. Okay, we’ll go first: the combination of hiking to Sentinel Dome and Taft Point. Both of these lookouts are within a couple miles of each other on Glacier Point Road, and…

6) Wheeling the Queen's Avenue

It’s easy to picture bicyclists on the Victoria Avenue bike path in Riverside riding high-wheelers and sporting knickers or bustle skirts. After all, the path follows a scenic parkway built in 1892 and listed on the National Register of Historic…

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