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Bloomin' Hikes

Wait for it, wait for it … now! Spring is finally starting to shine with all the silver linings of a wet winter: Wildflowers are blooming, waterfalls and streams are flowing strong, and the landscape is lush, green, and clean! So here are three of the best hikes to do this spring.

Week 04.11.2019
Regions Northern CA

Hello, Sunol

Hike Sunol Regional Park for Waterfalls and Wildflowers

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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 on a 6-mile (round-trip) hike featuring everything from fast-flowing…
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How to Visit Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

How to Visit Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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Stay in the Park Sleep among giants in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, with plenty of lodging options, from the famous “Honeymoon Cabin” to the amazing stone-and-cedar Wuksachi Lodge set at 7,200 feet and surrounded by Sierra peaks, and the legendary John Muir Lodge. Take…
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To Do: Tilden for Wildflowers!

Go on a Wildflower Hike in Berkeley at Tilden Regional Park

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Ingredients for a lush and lovely hike in Berkeley’s backyard: Just add water. And wildflowers! It all comes together in Tilden Regional Park. Hike in a landscape of greenery and wildflower scenery on a quick 2.5-mile loop. Begin hiking on Quarry Trail and find yourself suddenly…
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Creek, Peak, and Poppies!

See the Wildflowers at Redwood Regional Park in the East Bay

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Combine newly blooming wildflowers and fresh flowing streams with staple redwoods and scenic ridges on this 6.8-mile hike in Redwood Regional Park. Start at the Skyline Staging Gate Area and follow the Stream Trail into the valley below. Redwood Creek soon greets you as you…
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