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Halloween Hikes!

It’s a boo-tiful time of year. This weekend, head out on any of these hikes in gardens and forests and hidden trails infused with the Halloween spirit, including tricks and treats and … who ghosts there?!

Week 10.27.2020
Regions Southern CA

Ghoulish Gardens!

Explore the Ghoulish Gardens at the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden

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This Halloween, find the "root" of all evils in the botanical world on a 2.5-mile self-guided tour through the Ghoulish Garden at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia.
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Be-Witching Forest

Hiking in Escondido's Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve in San Diego County

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Though the name is very Lord of the Rings, you won’t find Legolas in Escondido’s Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve, but you might see a ghostly spirit on this 3.5-mile (round-trip) hike.
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Get Outdoors In Sonoma County This Fall

Hidden Beaches, Redwoods, and Zipline Treehouse Stay in Sonoma County

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Sonoma County's great outdoors includes hike-in beaches, hidden redwoods, and a new zipline-to-treehouse stay. Here are 5 of the best ways to explore outdoors in Sonoma County.
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Do It for a Donut!

A Trek on Colby Trail and a Treat at Donut Man

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Why bust your legs on this 2.25-mile hike in the San Gabriels? Two words: Donuts. Donuts. Okay, you’ll also get great views and a fine workout, but we guarantee that the treat alone merits the trek.
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    GOAT Coastal Hike + Sunset

    GOAT (greatest of all time) Sonoma Coast experience? Hike the Kortum Trail, wine taste on a patio overlooking the Russian River, and catch a sensational sunset at, yep, Goat Rock Beach.

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    Bodega's Hidden Hike-in Beach

    Bodega Head has a mystical hike-in beach trail through secret sand dunes. Hike in, then enjoy the West's tastiest BBQ brisket on a patio overlooking Bodega Bay Harbor.

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    Boontime!

    Glamp in a tent cabin or stay in private patio room among redwoods in the heart of Russian River. And do some wine tasting at these two beautiful vineyards with airy cabanas and gorgeous views.

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    Seed the Day!

    Redwoods in Orange County? It's true! Find them on this 2-mile loop hike in Brea's Carbon Canyon Regional Park, home to 241 Sequoia sempervirens specimens. The tallest is nearly 100 feet!

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    Opt for Oursan

    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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    Muir Woods Through the Backdoor

    A backdoor entrance into Muir Woods? Hike a tranquil trail that starts in Mount Tamalpais State Park and quietly leads into Muir Woods, letting you avoid the busyness of the main parking area.

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    Forest Bathe Under the Redwoods

    Giant Douglas firs and a peaceful madrone- and tanoak-studded forest make the hiking at Sanborn County Park sublime, but there’s an added majesty here thanks to the Todd Creek Redwoods Grove.

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