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Westside Rides

Traffic-free bike rides on LA’s westside? You bet. We’ve got two premier mountain bike routes that lead right into the wilds of the Santa Monicas from their stoop in Brentwood. One is fairly gentle; the other takes some thigh grease. Or you can opt for a classic strip of flat paved path along the coast that keeps the Pacific Ocean in view all the way. Look, Ma—no cars!

Week 02.01.2018
Regions Southern CA

Playa Del Hooray!

Cycling From Playa Del Rey to Manhattan Beach

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All 22 miles of the coastal Marvin Braude Bike Trail are wonderful, but the 6.3-mile (one-way) stretch between Playa Del Rey and the Manhattan Beach Pier is for cyclists who like wide-open sailing more than a crowded boardwalk scene—a great stretch for a fast spin, or to get the…
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New Log Cabin in Yosemite!

New Log Cabin in Yosemite at the Redwoods

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Winter in Yosemite is something special. No crowds, incredible hiking and snowshoe trails, your own log cabin in the woods … Yep, you can actually stay right inside the national park. The Redwoods In Yosemite has over 115 cabin options privately set in historic Wawona and within…
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Westridge Lollipop

Mountain Biking Loop in Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park

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This is why we mountain bike! A bit of challenge, stupendous views (mountain and ocean), and some Cold War history are a few of the highlights on this ride in the Santa Monica Mountains. Along the way, you get a long steady climb, some quick descents, and a couple of high-heart…
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Almost Easy

Mountain Biking Sullivan Canyon in Brentwood

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Yes, it’s almost easy! That’s the beauty of Sullivan Canyon, that rare mountain bike ride in the Santa Monicas that doesn’t blast right up steep slopes. For the first 3 miles, you’re so enchanted by the huge oaks and sycamores that drape across and shade the trail, you barely…
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    Duck, Duck, Goose!

    Try to get a first-come, first-served campsite at one of the Lakes Basin’s lakeside campgrounds. We love Goose Lake Campground, where there are just 14 sites and no motorized boats.

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    Shealor Stunner

    Robust mountains, striking slabs of granite, and deep green pine reflections make Shealor Lake near Kirkwood resort a jewel of the El Dorado National Forest. Reach this alpine oasis on a 1.3-mile hike.

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    National Parks Road Trip: Circle of Discovery!

    Love national parks? Love road trips? Combine the two on one fabulous Circle of Discovery route in Northern California and Southern Oregon! This itinerary features 7 national parks with wondrous features.

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    Peak-a-View!

    Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the entire country and the seventh deepest in the world. For one of the very best perspectives of this shining blue beauty, hike up to Garfield Peak.

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    Hidden Stairways of SF: Urban Hike

    This guided hike sold out fast, but new dates have been added! Get outdoors and explore the hidden stairways and gardens of San Francisco anew. Small group and socially distanced.

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    Lookout for This View!

    Sierra Buttes Lookout, at a lofty 8,591 feet, is a memory maker for its pucker-worthy stairway to the tower’s balcony. It's a 5-mile (round-trip) hike to reach it. And the reward? Epic!

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    Ah, Good Point

    Ready for a rewarding view? Head to to one of the Peninsula’s favorite promontories: Mori Point. Climb your way up the Bootlegger’s Steps to the Mori Point headland for awesome vantages of the San Mateo Coast.

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    Sleeper Hit

    It's all about the water, and the camping, at Utica Reservoir in Stanislaus National Forest, a High Sierra reservoir perfect for kayak explorations and pitching your tent lakeside..

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