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    July 11th, 2019

    Summer's Best Bike Rides

    Roll call! Bike to a beach and get coastal views almost the entire way, enjoy some fat tire fun at…

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    July 4th, 2019

    Set 4th Outdoors!

    Add some outdoor sparkle to your Independence Day celebrations: From an easy bike ride with a craft…

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    June 27th, 2019

    Reservoir Rambles!

    The summer sizzle is on, so hit the refresh button! Keep your cool with these lake and reservoir…

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    09.09.2020

    Hidden Stairways of SF: Urban Hike

    This fabulous guided hike sold out fast, but new dates have been added! Get outdoors and explore the hidden stairways of San Francisco with Greg McQuaid (aka Irish Greg from KFOG). Small and socially distanced, this two-hour urban hike takes you to some of SF’s classic, hidden…

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    June 20th, 2019

    Solstice Hikes

    Celebrate the longest days of the year with some hikes, beaches, and urban wanders that let you get…

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    June 13th, 2019

    Father's Day in the Great Outdoors!

    Father’s Day is coming in hot, and if you’ve gone cold on plans, don’t panic. Treat dad to the great…

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    June 6th, 2019

    Urban Art Walks with Beer!

    Get your art fix without going into a museum. These three city art walks are amazing, with colorful…

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    May 30th, 2019

    Ahh-some Bay Area Hikes

    Your brain on a hike is a better brain! It’s true: Getting outdoors is proving to be one of the best…

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    May 23rd, 2019

    Spring into Summer: Your Outdoors Plan

    Cool weather be damned, summer’s knocking. From camping and hike-in beaches, to classic bike rides…

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    May 16th, 2019

    Spring It On!

    Need an excuse to cut out of work early and call it a weekend? Say you’ve got a fever … spring fever…

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    May 9th, 2019

    Fabulous Spring Hikes

    Some hikes just hit their stride in spring. These three North Bay gems have heaps of wildflowers and…

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    May 2nd, 2019

    Hike, Bike, and Beer!

    One of spring’s best destinations is much closer than you might imagine. Set in the shadow of Mount…

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    April 25th, 2019

    Yosemite Waterfalls Galore!

    The waterfalls are raging, the wildflowers are popping, and the snow-capped granite scenery is epic…

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    April 18th, 2019

    Don't Pass Over These Hikes!

    What’s more fun than a Cadbury Creme Egg? How about eye candy on trails? Here are some great Bay…

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    09.09.2020

    Hidden Stairways of SF: Urban Hike

    This fabulous guided hike sold out fast, but new dates have been added! Get outdoors and explore the hidden stairways of San Francisco with Greg McQuaid (aka Irish Greg from KFOG). Small and socially distanced, this two-hour urban hike takes you to some of SF’s classic, hidden…

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    April 11th, 2019

    Bloomin' Hikes

    Wait for it, wait for it … now! Spring is finally starting to shine with all the silver linings of a…

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    April 4th, 2019

    Redwoods in the Rain

    Hike, bike, camp … do it all even if the weather’s drizzly. Our iconic redwoods are your protective…

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    March 28th, 2019

    Wander Falls

    Clear skies one minute, gray the next … hey, no one’s gonna rain on your waterfall parade! From a…

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    March 21st, 2019

    Beach Hikes!

    Bluffs, beaches, bluffside hikes to beaches: Have it all! Here are three bluffside hikes with…

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    March 14th, 2019

    Where to Watch Whales from Shore

    Gray days ahead, and for once we’re not talking about the weather this winter! We’re talking about…

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    March 7th, 2019

    Wetland Walks

    What’s not to like about post-rain hikes? With all the lush greenery and busy birds, these wetland…

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    February 28th, 2019

    Short Hikes to Waterfalls

    The rain this winter has kept everyone on their toes. And the silver lining: waterfall flows! Here…

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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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    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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