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Short Hikes, Cool Views

Who says good views require big hikes? These three tame trails in the East Bay offer visual rewards without the extra miles.

Week 02.27.2020
Regions Northern CA

Hill Yeah!

Hike Crockett Hills Regional Park in the East Bay

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The East Bay's Crockett Hills Regional Park has a 3-mile loop overflowing with rolling landscape and beautiful scenery.
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Bridge the Distance

Hike Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline in the East Bay

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You like a good trail mix? Hike a blend of ridgetop rambling, bridge and bay views, and a eucalyptus forest at Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline.
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Wanda-ful Hike

Hike Mount Wanda in the East Bay

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When John Muir wasn’t trekking the Sierra, he could usually be found hiking near his home in Martinez, at Mount Wanda, named for his daughter.
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    Ride and Seek

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    Redwoods, Beach, Banner View!

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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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