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Fabulous Spring Hikes

Some hikes just hit their stride in spring. These three North Bay gems have heaps of wildflowers and views that stretch from wine country to the Pacific. Spring into action!

Week 05.09.2019
Regions Northern CA

Big Burdell!

Hike to the Peak of Mount Burdell in Marin County

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If you’re gonna go big on a hike, make it at Marin County’s biggest open space preserve, Mount Burdell. And go to the summit. You’ll be sharing the trail with grazing cows, poppies galore, and beautiful birds on this 5-mile (round-trip) adventure. The vastness of the preserve…
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Six Picks for Sonoma

Six Outdoor Spring Adventures in Sonoma Valley

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1) Explore New (dog-friendly) Hiking Trails Bow-WOW! Only a mile from Sonoma’s Plaza, beautiful Bartholomew Park has reopened with a new backcountry trail system behind its (news!) namesake vineyard estate. Visit the wine tasting room and adjacent museum featuring plein air…
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Cheers to Chimney

Hike to Chimney Rock in Point Reyes National Seashore

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If you’re looking for all that Point Reyes has to offer in spring, Chimney Rock is the place to be. The 1.75-mile (round-trip) hike to Chimney may be short, but packs a visual punch, quadrupling the viewing thrills during spring and early summer. The cooler temperatures on the…
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Bedazzled Ridge

Hike at Jack London State Park on new east slope trail in spring in Sonoma

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Glitter, sparkles, bright paint … there are all kinds of ways to add a little color to your life. Nature’s version? Wildflowers! And they’re popping up all over the East Slope Sonoma Mountain Ridge Trail. Access this high, rolling trail from Jack London State Historic Park in…
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