Spring into Summer: Your Outdoors Plan

Cool weather be damned, summer’s knocking. From camping and hike-in beaches, to classic bike rides and waterfalls, spring into summer with these outdoor adventures!

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1) Out and A-Boot

Camping in the Bay Area without a reservation? Hallelujah, it exists! Mount Tam’s Bootjack Campground re-opened a few years ago and doesn’t take reservations. Located just down the road from the popular Pantoll Campground and trailhead, Bootjack makes a nice alternative, with…

2) 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…

3) Hike the Dunes to the Beach

Bodega Head is popular for its impressive cliff-hugging hiking trails, but few people follow the path north to a less-trodden hiking trail winding along the bluff and down to spectacular South Salmon Creek Beach. To make this 4-mile (round-trip) journey…

4) Valley Rock 'n' Roll

Imagine if there was a bike-friendly paved trail that circled Yosemite Valley’s floor, hitting all the highlights … well, in fact, there is! Rent your wheels and grab a map from the Yosemite Valley Lodge or Half Dome Village and…

5) Four-Legged Falls

Love your dog? Love waterfalls? Get the best of both on this easygoing hike hidden in Novato. Indian Valley Open Space Preserve is tucked behind the College of Marin campus, and those who discover it are in for a treat.…

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