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Wildlife Hikes for Winter

Word to the wild! Winter’s one of the best times for spotting seals, whales, and birds on a hike. From Año Nuevo to Palo Alto, here are three hikes for seeing wildlife in winter.

Week 02.21.2019
Regions Northern CA

Going Big on the Coast

Hike Among Elephant Seals at Ano Nuevo State Park

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What’s one of the best things to do on the California coast during winter months? Whale watching! Especially, migrating gray whales. And San Mateo County’s Año Nuevo State Park puts you in the perfect position to see them, via a 3-mile (round-trip) hike that includes a stretch of…
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From Waterfall Trails to Delicious Ales

Concord Winter Adventures

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1) Grandest Picnic of Them All Pair your lunch with one of the biggest views in the West! At 3,849 feet, Mount Diablo’s summit has a panorama of more than 200 miles of California landscape. Which is why the 6.5-mile Grand Loop trek around the East Bay’s tallest peak should be on…
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Wetlands & Works of Art!

Hiking Palo Alto's Baylands Nature Preserve

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If the only bird you pay any attention to is the one you see on Twitter, then Palo Alto has an outdoor surprise for you. Baylands Nature Preserve is considered one of the best birding spots on the West Coast and gets bragging rights as one of the largest tracts of undisturbed…
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Whale, Hello There!

Whale Watching at San Gregorio State Beach on the San Mateo Coast

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Blissfully quiet on winter mornings, San Gregorio State Beach on the San Mateo Coast is ideal for spying gray whales.
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