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Lookout Adventures

Some of the best views are from high atop a fire lookout. Here are three to put on your bucket list.

Week 01.09.2020
Regions Southern CA

Old Tower, New Home

Hiking to Castro Peak Lookout in Henninger Flats

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Castro Peak Lookout can be viewed via a 5.6-mile gut-bustin’, heart-thumpin’ out-and-back hike that delivers panoramic vistas of the San Gabriel Valley
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Lookout There!

Overnight escape at Oak Flat fire lookout in Sequoia National Forest

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Perched at 4,900 feet in the Greenhorn Mountains amid majestic oaks and huge, cleaved boulders, Oak Flat Lookout in Sequoia National Forest (named for the Giant Sequoia groves and namesake monument within its boundaries) is a point of geographic lucidity. You can see for miles in…
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Lookout!

Calpine Fire Lookout

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The hardest part about spending the night in Sierraville’s historic Calpine fire lookout? Deciding what time of year to go! Set at 5,970 feet, this private and cozy overnight escape offers something for every type of adventurer, including spectacular 360-degree views thanks to…
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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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    Malibu Hike, Canyon, Beach

    Get a highlight reel of the Malibu coastline on a 2.25-mile hike through Leo Carrillo State Park, featuring a canyon climb, Pacific panorama, and a beautiful beach.

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    Ride and Seek

    Oceanside breezes, beautiful beaches, a car-free pathway for biking, and beer at the end: You’re on a roll! The San Mateo Coast was made for beach hopping and beer tasting …

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    Redwoods, Beach, Banner View!

    Explore among the redwoods in Henry Cowell State Park on this magical 5-mile hike featuring the big trees, a beach, and a beautiful view from an observation deck.

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    Slide On Over

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