Wonder-fall Hikes & Bike Rides

Autumn’s hues are beginning to deepen. And we’d like to help put the wonder in your fall, from redwoods to rolling golden hills and leaves crisp for foot-crunching. Here are some hikes and bike rides that make for a wonder-fall afternoon.

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1) Sweet Autumn Sunol

Whoever says that Northern California just doesn't get much by the way of fall colors hasn't seen the cascade of autumn tones that can dress Sunol Regional Wilderness. Enjoy it on a 5.3-mile hike that starts at Alameda Creek. From there…

2) Purisima Charisma

Hundred-foot redwoods, a shaded canyon, and views overlooking Half Moon Bay. This 10-mile loop hike in Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve is a roller-coaster of uphill and downhill along with easygoing stretches through some of the Bay Area’s most…

3) Ahhh-tumn Yosemite

Fall colors and fewer people are just a couple of reasons autumn is one of Yosemite’s most beautiful seasons.

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4) Picnic and a Pedal

West Marin has all the right stuff for an afternoon getaway: bike paths, babbling brooks, canopy forests, and secluded picnic spots. Combine a picnic and a pedal at Samuel P. Taylor State Park by biking the easygoing Cross Marin Trail. Once…

5) Millerton Time

Point Reyes National Seashore seems to be on everyone’s “favorite things” list, and for good reason. It’s a bounty of beauty from land to sea. So, how do you find a little peace and quiet here? Make it a Millerton…

6) Make Time for Tolay

Hidden in the hills south of Petaluma, Tolay Lake Regional Park  is 3,400 acres of wide-open space, with a network of hiking and biking trails, along with plenty of grazing cattle. Thank the co-management efforts of Sonoma County and the Federated…

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