Outdoors Fourth Sure!

While this certainly won’t be your typical Fourth of July, we’re lucky we have some beautiful outdoors. Check out our New Rules of the Trail, and check out these hikes and bike rides. Be safe, happy Fourth!

Week 07.01.2020
Regions Northern CA

Purisima Charisma

Hike Purisima Creek Redwoods on the San Mateo Coast

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Hundred-foot redwoods, a shaded canyon, and views overlooking Half Moon Bay. This 10-mile loop hike in Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve is a roller-coaster of uphill and downhill along with easygoing stretches through some of the Bay Area’s most beautiful landscape…
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All Roads Lead to Rogue

Rogue Valley Road Trip in Southern Oregon

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Idea for your next road trip: Go Rogue! The Rogue Valley in beautiful Southern Oregon has some of the state’s best hiking, swim holes, and wineries, and the charming historic towns of Ashland, Medford, and Jacksonville.
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Dam Tam!

Hiking Mount Tam's Alpine Lake

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Hike in the Sierra without leaving the Bay Area! Well, at least it seems that way. The sparkling reservoirs on the north side of Mount Tamalpais offer miles of hiking trails and the kind of peaceful forest sensation that could be a stand-in for low elevation Sierra Nevada. Alpine…
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Peak a Boo-Yeah!

Hike to Wildcat Peak in Tilden Regional Park East Bay

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Laurel Canyon Trailhead in the East Bay’s Tilden Regional Park is like finding the entrance to Narnia and getting whisked away to a magical landscape.
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Lake Loop

Biking around Spring Lake in Santa Rosa

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The template for a perfect multipurpose park? Hundreds of acres of open space, wending hiking and biking trails, glistening lakes, and picnic spots galore. Spring Lake and Howarth Park in Santa Rosa certainly fit this bill. The two parks border each other and make up more than…
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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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New Rules of the Trail

New Rules of the Hiking and Biking Trails

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As some parks around California begin to re-open, we came up with tips for being responsible on your outdoor adventures. Let’s do our part so we can all keep enjoying the parks.
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    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 …

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    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.

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    Boontime!

    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.

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