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Forest Bathing

The Japanese art of forest bathing is so simple: Find peace and inner calm by going to the woods and reconnecting with nature. We’ve scouted three of our favorite settings for therapeutic walks in some magnificent woods. Go slow. Breathe!

Week 05.10.2018
Regions Southern CA

Forested Falls

A Forest Hike to Cooper Canyon Falls

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What could be more soothing than adding the sound of flowing water to your zen experience of forest bathing? The place is Cooper Canyon Falls, deep in the San Gabriels, reachable via a 3-mile (round-trip) out-and-back hike on the Burkhart Trail from Buckhorn Campground. The path…
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Like Summer Camp, Only Better

Mammoth Lakes Family Friendly Summer Adventure

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Mountains, lakes, ample playtime. Mammoth Lakes is like the ultimate summer camp, only way better: because it’s for kids and kids at heart! Take a guided kayak trip on Mono Lake, a high-desert oasis filled with fascinating towers of gnarled limestone tufas. Kids will be in awe of…
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SoCal's Sequoias

Hiking to Giant Sequoias in Heaps Peak Arboretum

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Visiting an arboretum to go forest bathing is like going to a spa for a massage—it makes perfect sense! Though small in acreage, Heaps Peak Arboretum in Skyforest has a stellar collection of massive trees that include giant sequoias. Yes, you read that right—Sequoia and Yosemite…
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Enchanted Oaks

Hiking Oak Tree Loop in Wildwood Canyon State Park

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Enchanting oak forests are the closest thing to a SoCal hiker’s fairy-tale setting—swarthy trunks, long, spreading branches, cool shade on a warm day. Experience one of the densest and most alluring examples at Wildwood Canyon State Park in Yucaipa via a 2.25-mile loop. After…
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