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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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    Shakespeare Bridge + Secret Garden

    Romeo, Romeo, we all know how this goes, but do you know how to go to the Shakespeare Bridge and secret gardens? We’ve got the online do-it-yourself hiking route for you.

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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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    The Highway of Waterfalls

    Ready for a totally refreshing road trip? Hit the Highway of Waterfalls! This stretch of road in Southern Oregon travels alongside the wild and scenic section of the North Umpqua River—and more than a dozen waterfalls.

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    Suspension Bridge Surprise

    This urban hike in San Diego connects two gardens by way of two spectacular bridges, including the awesome Spruce Street Suspension Bridge built in 1912.

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    Get Outdoors In Sonoma County This Fall

    Sonoma County's great outdoors includes hike-in beaches, hidden redwoods, and a new zipline-to-treehouse stay. Here are 5 of the best ways to explore outdoors in Sonoma County.

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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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    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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