Labor Day Sneak Away

Who’s ready to get sneaky? As in sneaking away this weekend for a quick outdoor escape. From camping to coastal hiking, bike rides with beers, and redwoods rambles, here are some ideas nearby and not too far. Sneak attack!

My Weekend Sherpa:

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1) Easiest Best Hike in the World

Choose the easiest and most view-rewarding hike in Yosemite. Okay, we’ll go first: the combination of hiking to Sentinel Dome and Taft Point. Both of these lookouts are within a couple miles of each other on Glacier Point Road, and…

2) Bike to Beers (& Bites)

Ride your bike on a car-free trail and take a break at an alehouse ... yes, please! Backed by looming Mount Diablo, the East Bay’s Contra Costa Canal Trail is an easygoing 23-mile (all-in) trail following its namesake canal, passing…

3) Yosemite's New Cabins

The only thing more magical than visiting Yosemite in the fall is staying in your own private cabin while there!

Yosemite's New Cabins

4) Bear Necessity!

There’s an ancient forest that’s been given a new lease on life and just opened to the public in June! Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve is ideal for summer hiking thanks to shaded trails that keep things cooler. Monarch…

5) Tahoe Trio of Lakes

Three alpine lakes, superb views, and shoreline camping for soaking it all in … Loch Leven Lakes is pure Tahoe wilderness. This 7.2-mile out-and-back in Tahoe National Forest is great for a long day hike, or a weekend of adventure camping…

6) Believe It!

A hidden speakeasy, loads of extraordinary murals and sculptures, and fabulous outdoor beer gardens … where? Reno! We’ve said it before; we’ll say it again: The biggest little city is quickly on the rise for its burgeoning art scene, artisan…

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