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Small Towns, Big Adventures

Bright lights, big city … actually, some of the most interesting adventures are small town, big fun! We’ve got three small-town explorations for you that include waterfalls, murals, and fabulous vista hikes. (Plus our recommendations on great places to eat and drink.)

Week 01.30.2020
Regions Southern CA

Fountain to the Falls

Hike the Fountain to Falls Trail in Monrovia

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There are three ways to reach the lovely Monrovia Canyon Falls, but only one of them is worthy of being named a good challenge for 2020!
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Fill Up on Fallbrook

Visit Fallbrook California for Hiking, Eating, and Drinking

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This small town in northern San Diego County has more than 10 nature preserves. Explore two less-visited hiking havens: Hellers Bend and Dinwiddie Preserve
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North Lake Tahoe's 18 Winter Wows

18 Winter Wows in North Lake Tahoe

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See North Lake Tahoe's 18 Winter Wows
North Lake Tahoe's 18 Winter Wows

Old Towne Orange

Hike El Modena Open Space in Orange County

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Tour the county’s namesake city via a 2.5-mile hike in El Modena Open Space, followed by a stroll through the charming Old Towne district.
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    Bouquet of Waterfalls

    Like a good love letter, some of the best hiking trails are short and sweet. Cue the hike to Bouquet Falls in Santa Clarita Valley’s Bouquet Canyon.

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    Tam Slam!

    This 8-mile (round-trip) hike is a pure classic, with redwoods, water-flows, and soaring views of the coastline. Oh yeah, and that ladder!

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    Secret Beach

    A hidden beach and a killer view? Those are hard to come by, but that’s exactly what you’ll get at Perles Beach on Angel Island. This pocket cove is worth the 1.5-mile trek to get there.

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    Magical McClures

    McClures Beach is a seductive little spot: small, beautiful, and quiet. It’s easy to while away an afternoon-turned-sunset at this pocket cove in Point Reyes.

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