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Secret Watersides

Water you exploring this autumn? How about a trail less traveled alongside a quiet reservoir in the East Bay, or a creekside hike hidden in the South Bay, or relaxing at a beach with warm-ish water in Marin! Here are three waterside secrets primed for fall.

Week 10.21.2020
Regions Northern CA

Opt for Oursan

Hike Along the Shores of Briones Reservoir in the East Bay

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Hike the trail less traveled in the East Bay's Briones Regional Park. The Oursan Trail is pure serenity on a wide hiking path skirting the northern shores of Briones Reservoir.
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Fall for the Treasures of North Lake Tahoe

Getaway to North Lake Tahoe this Fall

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North Lake Tahoe in fall is an amazing time. It’s less crowded, many hiking and biking trails are open, sunsets and starry nights are spectacular, and fields of aspens are a splendor across the region.
North Lake Tahoe Fall Secrets

Who's Chicken?

Chicken Ranch Beach in Inverness on Point Reyes National Seashore

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Chicken Ranch Beach isn’t just for the birds. It’s for folks who want to spend a mellow afternoon at a totally swimmable beach on the shore of Tomales Bay in Point Reyes.
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Hike and Seek

Hike McClellan Ranch Preserve Near Cupertino

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This 2.1-mile hike in McClellan Ranch Preserve near downtown Cupertino has quiet nature, historic ranch buildings, wildlife-watching, fall color, and Stevens Creek.
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    Santa Cruz Epic Views

    Redwoods, wildflowers, and ocean vistas offer the best of the Bay Area at Upper La Honda Creek Preserve in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Take a 3.75-mile loop through the preserve's highlights.

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    Find Your Flow

    Far back in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Uvas Canyon County Park is a compact, tree-filled delight with hiking trails and several waterfalls bunched into a loop along Swanson Creek and amid lush forest.

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    Santa Year Round

    Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale is an 836-acre county park with a namesake dam. Explore highlights on a 4-mile loop featuring a lake, a beach, and beautiful mountain vistas.

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    Good as Golden

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    Canyons Calling

    Canyon hikes come in all shapes and sizes in Death Valley, and we’ve got two gems. One requires more rigorous scrambling and navigation, and leads to a dryfall; the other takes you up to a brilliant vista.

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    Dune Swoon

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