Top 10 2019 Adventures (Readers Favorites)
It’s the day after Christmas, and our last issue of the year! So we’re going out like we always do, giving you the Top 10 Adventures of the year and adding on an 11th because there’s always a tie. In no particular order here are the adventures you most liked in 2019. See you in 2020!
Yosemite Hikes to Vernal and Nevada Waterfall
Bike the Contra Costa Canal Trail in the East Bay
Hike to Middle Velma Lake in Tahoe
Hike-in Camping at Pomo Canyon on Sonoma Coast
Hike to Big Views in Sunol Regional Wilderness
Hike the North Peak of Montara Mountain, then Hit the Beach!
Hike the Meditative Dean Trail in Huddart County Park
Hike Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park
Experience San Francisco's Salesforce Park in SOMA
Yosemite's New Explorer Cabins at Tenaya Lodge
Hike new trails at Jenner Headlands Preserve in Sonoma County
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Fall for the Treasures of North Lake Tahoe
North Lake Tahoe in fall is an amazing time. It’s less crowded, many hiking and biking trails are open, sunsets and starry nights are spectacular, and fields of aspens are a splendor across the region.View
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.View
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 …View
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.View
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Glamp in a tent cabin or stay in private patio room among redwoods in the heart of Russian River. And do some wine tasting at these two beautiful vineyards with airy cabanas and gorgeous views.View
Bodega's Hidden Hike-in Beach
Bodega Head has a mystical hike-in beach trail through secret sand dunes. Hike in, then enjoy the West's tastiest BBQ brisket on a patio overlooking Bodega Bay Harbor.View
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.View
Two Wheels to Wine in Healdsburg
Bike and wine taste among the vineyards of Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley in Healdsburg. The mostly flat backroads make for easygoing riding, with food and wine explorations too.View