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  1. Northern CA

    Peak-a-View!

    Who's ready for a fresh perspective? There’s a peak hike for that. Make that three peak hikes. Test your mettle on the Bay Area’s toughest hike (any guesses?), enjoy a more moderate Diablo adventure, or relax with a sunset hike on Tam.

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  2. Southern CA

    Waterfall Way to Hike

    Wait for it, wait for it... now! Winter rains mean waterfall hikes are an actual thing to do this year, but get to them sooner than later while the flow is still good.

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  3. Northern CA

    Panoramic Picnic Spots

    Ready to raise your picnic game? These hike-in spots offer incredible vistas to go along with your PB&J. From a brand-new trail to a less-traveled classic, here are three hike-in picnics where you’ll ascend to deliriously good views.

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    2022-01-19

    Your Winter Wellness Retreat: La Quinta

    La Quinta is one of SoCal’s best-kept secrets, a land of wild open spaces, deep history, beautiful art, and all kinds of ways to relax and soak in the healing power of nature.

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  5. Southern CA

    Surprise Views

    Surprise! These three hikes in North San Diego County are not only less traveled, they're filled with outdoor gems like Torrey pines, sandstone formations, wildlife, and vantage points with huge views.

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  6. Southern CA

    Find Fresh Views in Malibu

    Happy New Year. Ready for some bu-tiful outdoors? Malibu still has a few secrets to explore and we’ve got three less traveled beach and lake hikes for you to try something new for 2022.

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  7. Northern CA

    Waterfall Start to the New Year

    Want a waterfall way to kick off the new year? These three flows are all set within residential areas, making for easy access and nice strolls to oases buttressed by recent rains and other splashy features.

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  8. Northern CA

    Top 10 Outdoor Adventures of 2021

    Waterfalls, epic national park hikes, camping, and hidden backcountry are just a few of the adventures we loved this year! Here's our list of the year's 10 best outdoor adventures in California and the West. See you on the trails in 2022!

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  9. Southern CA

    Top 10 Outdoor Adventures for 2021

    Backcountry explorations, riverwalks, secret beaches, and adventurous day hikes in national parks ... here's our list of the top 10 adventures of 2021. See you on the trails next year!

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  10. Southern CA

    Happy Outdoors

    Wishing you a safe and healthy holiday. "Weathering the storm" has taken on multiple meanings recently—and something we can still be grateful for is the great outdoors as a respite. Here are a few ways to take it outside this season.

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  11. Northern CA

    Outdoors After Rain and Snow

    Wishing you a safe and healthy holiday. While the weather outside has at times been a bit frightful, the outdoors is still delightful, so if you're wondering where to go, here are some adventures that are good after rain or snow.

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  12. Oregon

    Sand, Sea, Waterfalls: Get Coasting

    From the coast to the waterfalls, Southern Oregon is a road-trip-ready adventure. Hike to inspiring overlooks, adventure along miles of wide-open sand dunes that inspired Frank Herbert’s Dune, and see the Highway of Waterfalls.

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  13. Northern CA

    Holiday Hiking Date

    Whether you like your hiking views to be merry and bright or prefer to play a little misty with a waterfall, these hikes offer just enough adventure to keep your spirits light.

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  14. Southern CA

    Merry Hiking in Monrovia

    Combine a wilderness wander with festive lights, find a trail less traveled for some peace on earth, and put some jolly in your step with an urban wander through Monrovia Old Town and up to the famous falls.

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  15. Sponsored
    2022-01-19

    Your Winter Wellness Retreat: La Quinta

    La Quinta is one of SoCal’s best-kept secrets, a land of wild open spaces, deep history, beautiful art, and all kinds of ways to relax and soak in the healing power of nature.

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  16. Oregon

    Wild Open Spaces: Oregon

    Mountain, forest, sand, sea, waterfalls, wine ... Oregon's seven distinct regions offer up one wondrous opportunity for adventures to remember. Check out the following region-specific itineraries in Oregon, get ideas and inspiration ... then go!

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  17. Northern CA

    Yule Tide Rambles

    With the holiday bustle in swing, you may want to find a hike that's like a yule log for your soul. Here are three South Bay options offering some comfort and joy to kids from 1 to 92.

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  18. Southern CA

    Under the Radar Desert Adventures

    Canyon hiking with cables, squeezing through slots, marveling at marbled red rocks and creative sculptures at an outdoor museum, find your best desert adventure on any of these great escapes.

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  19. Northern CA

    A Cornucopia of Adventure

    Get ready for a different type of feast: a cornucopia of outdoor adventures! These local hikes and bike rides are more fun than your uncle on his third eggnog.

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  20. Southern CA

    Feast on These Adventures

    Who's hungry? Not for food, but for an adventure! Get outdoors and trek to a lookout, step up to an urban hike, visit a historic suspension bridge, and find your way through a garden labyrinth. Not your standard turkey trot! 

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  21. Northern CA

    Peak Condition

    When the rain has scrubbed the sky clean, it's time to head for the hills. In fact, it's time to head for local peaks! These summit hikes deliver with rolling hill scenery, plenty of greenery, a splash of fall color, and of course grand views.

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  22. Southern CA

    Under the Radar Outdoors

    Carlsbad may be known for beaches but there’s a whole lot more to the great outdoors along its less crowded 7 miles of coastline. It’s home to a historic state park (with an upcoming holiday lights event!) and meditative hiking trails for tranquillity and forest bathing.

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