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Full Moon Hikes for Lunatics

Bright lunar light makes some folks a little wiggy—hence the word “lunatic.” Our feeling: You’d have to be crazy NOT to get out and hike under a big full moon from time to time! Here are three trails where silvery light will guide you to some magical mountain views.

Week 10.10.2019
Regions Southern CA

Full Moon, 90049

Full Moon Hike Up Westridge Trail in Brentwood

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City lights and ocean views: Brentwood’s dog-friendly, 7.4-mile (round-trip) Westridge Fire Road trail offers both, no headlamp required. The full moon is bright enough to light up this exposed trail.
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Famous Potato

Full Moon Hike Up Potato Mountain in Claremont

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On Potato Mountain, you get panoramic views, a great workout, and ... potatoes! The 4.4-mile trail through the foothills of the San Gabriels climbs gradually to the summit of Potato Mountain.
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Ahhh-tumn Yosemite

Fall Getaway to Yosemite's Tenaya Lodge

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Fall colors and fewer people are just a couple of reasons autumn is one of Yosemite’s most beautiful seasons.
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OC Astronomy 101

Full Moon Hike in Black Star Canyon Wilderness

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A guided full-moon hike of the Mesa Trail loop in Black Star Canyon Wilderness offers access to an area only open to guided tours, safety in numbers, a nifty leg workout, and ... astronomy lessons!
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