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  1. Woman hiking at Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park in the East Bay
    Northern CA

    Tree Time

    What’s your preference: tranquility, festivity, or a little bit of both? Trees company! These outdoor adventures include redwoods, Torrey pines, Douglas firs, oaks, and beautiful spots for picnicking.

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  2. Southern CA

    Quiet Hikes of Sherman Oaks

    Sherman Oaks is known as a quiet suburb, and locals here know that it’s also home to some of the best quiet hikes in Los Angeles that are 2 miles or less— including a few secret canyons, an epic view, and a tranquil memorial walk by the river.

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  3. Southern CA

    Giving Hikes

    If you're thankful for the great outdoors, these hikes are excellent for their offerings in art, education, rejuvenation, fresh perspectives, and a chance to give back!

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    Hidden Gems of San Ramon

    Slow down, get rejuvenated, and find some cheer (make that “cheers!”) in San Ramon.

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  5. Northern CA

    Shake Your Trail Feathers

    Friends, family, family who are friends, what do you do when the holiday meal has been digested? Shake your trail feathers on these viewtiful hikes, bike rides to beer, and an urban stroll filled with iconic treasures.

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  6. Redding

    A River Runs Through It

    Surrounded by Shasta and Lassen and mountainous Whiskeytown, sunny year-round, and glistening with the Sacramento River running right through it, Redding is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Waterfall hikes, craft beer and artisan wines, beautiful biking—get Redding for a wonder-fall escape!

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  7. Hike Olompali State Historic Park
    Northern CA

    Fall Hikes for the Season

    Fall colors, beautiful light, crisp air: these three hikes are autumn-magical and good ways to spend time outdoors for a little alone time, or to share with family and friends over the holiday.

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  8. Southern CA

    Hikes with Pumpkin Spice

    Pumpkin cream donuts, pumpkin "pi" beer, pumpkin pancakes ... go on a hike, then hit some nearby spots that are adding seasonal treats to their menu. Mix it up!

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  9. Northern CA

    Chasing Sunlight

    Daylight saving time ends this weekend, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some beautiful light! Late afternoon hikes bring glorious sunlight this time of year—including for the magic hour. Here are three hikes for enjoying fall sunshine and sublime sunsets.

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  10. Southern CA

    Short and Sweet Hikes

    Wineries less-crowded, beautiful grassland preserves, and the chance to spy a golden eagle (or two) on your hikes … there’s something about Ramona in San Diego County that beckons as a beautiful respite for everyone to enjoy. Keep Ramona on the shortlist the next time you need a peaceful break.

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  11. Southern CA

    Ahh-tumn Outdoors

    That fall feeling is definitely in the air, and on display! Get outside and enjoy leaves turning colors and seasonal favorites like pumpkin patches and family friendly farms. Simply ahh-tumn!

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  12. Northern CA

    Fall-Filling Outdoor Adventures

    Hello, Ahh-tumn: Churning colors, apples in season, and harvest time in wine country… it’s all best experienced on these bike rides featuring fall foliage, food and winery stops, and fresh fruit charms …. How do you like them apples?!

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  13. Northern CA

    Wetland and Wild

    Hard work and commitment pays off when it comes to local initiatives to rehabilitate nature, including wetland envrionments once neglected. Celebrate restoration initiatives on these three hike, bike, and paddle adventures, among rejuvinated wetlands in the Bay Area.

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  14. Southern CA

    Pasadena Haunts and Hauntings!

    Filled with abundant nature, interesting history, craft beers, and—as it turns out—a fair number of hauntings, Pasadena has all the makings for a fall-filling day. These three urban walks offer everything from haunted histories to architectural wonders, and refreshing craft beers.

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    2022-11-09

    Hidden Gems of San Ramon

    Slow down, get rejuvenated, and find some cheer (make that “cheers!”) in San Ramon.

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  16. Southern CA

    Who Ghost's On These Hikes?

    Who ghosts there? Find out on any of these hikes known as haunts for roaming spirits, according to local lore ...

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  17. Northern CA

    Waterfront Wonders

    Autumn is a great time to hit the Northern California coast. Whether you're looking to camp, hike, or bike, these three spots are autumn-magic!

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  18. Southern CA

    Meet the Rock Stars!

    Go on some adventure hikes and get up close to some rock stars! Journey through three magnificent landscapes with incredible rock formations that have featured prominently in Hollywood history. It's Rocktober!

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  19. Northern CA

    Hikes & Wine in the Bay Area

    Autumn and harvest season are a great time to visit wineries in the Bay Area. And it's even better if you can combine your tasting experience with a do-it-yourself hike or garden stroll. Here are three places to combine the outdoors with the fruits of the vineyards.

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  20. Northern CA

    Fall For These Peak Hikes

    Official fall calls for some officially good views, and these peak and summit hikes deliver with coastal panoramas and top notch mountainous vistas. Here's your autumn viewfinder!

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  21. Northern CA

    Coasting in Mendocino: Stay, Eat, Beach

    Autumn on the coast of Mendocino County is spectacular, and sublime, thanks in large part to the beautiful and dramatic coastline with beaches all along the way. From where to stay, camp, eat, and beach, here are some ideas to get you inspired.

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  22. Southern CA

    Hispanic Heritage Month and the Great Outdoors

    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 16) we've rounded up some outdoor hikes and urban strolls to help celebrate this year's theme for the occasion: Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.

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