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South Bay Spring Trailing!

Some hikes just know how to spring forward, especially after plentiful rains. From a hike to a hidden redwood grove to epic green hills and stunning panoramas, here are three South Bay ramblers to jump-start your spring trailing. Tip: Look for blooming wildflowers too!

Week 03.23.2017
Regions Northern CA

You Go Pogo!

Hike Pogonip park in Santa Cruz

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Skirting the campus of the University of California Santa Cruz is a higher education in going green (vast rolling meadows), being serene (hidden koi pond), and seeing red (redwoods!). Pogonip is a wander-land (and will have wildflowers to boot, in the coming weeks). Savor your…
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Get Coasting

San Luis Obispo Spring Getaway 2017

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Rain or shine, there’s one getaway that’s good all the time. San Luis Obispo (SLO) is just a few hours from both San Francisco and Los Angeles, and it’s the liveliest hub for easy access to outdoor and indoor adventures alike. In springtime, this Central Coast escape is famous…
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Grant You This

Hiking or biking in Joseph D. Grant County Park

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High up in the foothills overlooking Santa Clara Valley, Joseph D. Grant County Park is a vast landscape of hiking and biking terrain where the grass colors often run in hues of browns and bronzes. But just add water (aka heavy rains) and Joseph D. goes wild in more ways than its…
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Old as the Hills & Spring Fresh!

Hike the Ancient Oaks trail in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve

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Sprawling in the distance beyond Peninsula’s Skyline Boulevard are acres of open space and hills that in spring are absolutely superb for fresh scenery (and wildflowers!). Thanks to the efforts of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, you can hike through some stunning…
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    Easiest Best Hike in the World

    Choose the easiest and most view-rewarding hike in Yosemite. Okay, we’ll go first: the combination of hiking to Sentinel Dome and Taft Point. Both of these lookouts are within a couple miles of each other on Glacier Point Road

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    Nice Ring to It

    This tiny but mighty open space preserve on the Tiburon Peninsula can often exhibit a wide range of wildflowers late into the season, not to mention one of the most jaw-dropping views of the bay.

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    Bouquet of Waterfalls

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    Big Time Hike

    This is the largest grove of giant sequoias in Yosemite. We recommend this grand tour hike at 7.5 miles which includes a spectacular overlook.

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