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Reservoir Rambles!

The summer sizzle is on, so hit the refresh button! Keep your cool with these lake and reservoir hikes and bike rides.

Week 06.27.2019
Regions Northern CA

Dam Tam!

Hiking Mount Tam's Alpine Lake

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Hike in the Sierra without leaving the Bay Area! Well, at least it seems that way. The sparkling reservoirs on the north side of Mount Tamalpais offer miles of hiking trails and the kind of peaceful forest sensation that could be a stand-in for low elevation Sierra Nevada. Alpine…
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Explore Wayyy Northern California!

Del Norte County Summer Adventures

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Gondola Through the Redwoods Where else can you take a gondola through a redwood forest? Hop on board the Trees of Mystery “Sky Trail” gondola for a bird’s-eye view of giant redwoods. Bonus: From the summit’s observation deck, you’ll get a mountaintop ocean vista, too! Low Tide…
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Spooner Afternoon

Hiking to Spooner Lake in Tahoe

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Tucked quietly away above Lake Tahoe’s eastern shore, Spooner Lake hides in plain sight. Just 12 miles north of Stateline on Highway 50, hikers, bikers, and beach loungers jet past this tranquil lake on their way to adventures on Tahoe, but with a bevy of activities and the…
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Crystal Clear

Bike Ride by Crystal Springs Reservoir

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Sitting juxtaposed to busy Highway 280 on the Peninsula, Crystal Springs Reservoir is a big, glistening, two-lake treasure worthy of more than a drive-by affair. Fed by High Sierra water piped from Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy, this tranquil oasis is best seen by biking the Crystal…
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    Tam Slam!

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    Secret Beach

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    Magical McClures

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    Easiest Best Hike in the World

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    Bouquet of Waterfalls

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