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Fresh and Up!

We all have our favorite go-to for gaining a good point of view. Ready for a change of scenery? Lucky for us, there are plenty of local options! From the South Bay to San Francisco, here are three hikes off the beaten path and up to fresh points of view.

Week 06.15.2017
Regions Northern CA

Loch In!

Hiking at Loch Lomond in the Santa Cruz Mountains

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Tucked in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Loch Lomond Recreation Area is known for its gorgeous reservoir, less known for its charming Clar Innis Island (reached only by kayak or canoe) and almost entirely overlooked for its fantastic 4-mile (round-trip) hike through majestic redwoods…
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Reno Tahoe Trifecta

Reno Tahoe Trifecta of Summer Adventures

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When it comes to spending a weekend adventuring outdoors, you want the whole enchilada—an epic weekend taking you from mountaintops to lakefronts to the desert. Make it happen in Reno Tahoe, where a trifecta of classic adventures is basically in your backyard. Part 1: Bike one of…
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Tilden Topoff

Hiking Tilden Regional Park in the East Bay

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With a name like Seaview Trail, expectations run high. And this 3.5-mile loop in Tilden Regional Park delivers. You won’t have to find the viewpoints; they find you … in abundant panoramas. Starting from Inspiration Point, take Seaview Trail, cross Wildcat Canyon Road, and…
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Glen's a Ten

Hiking San Francisco's Glen Canyon

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The big wild right in our backyard? You bet! San Francisco’s Glen Canyon Park is 62 acres of dramatic rock formations, whimsical tree tunnels, and calming views amid constant city motion. Go on a 1.6-mile loop hike here and enjoy a piece of the wild, with a little urban flair too…
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    Nice Ring to It

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    Bouquet of Waterfalls

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    New Rules of the Trail

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