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  1. A woman stands at Dante's View in Death Valley, looking out to Telescope Peak and Manly Lake, Badwater Basin below.
    Death Valley

    Sunrise, Sunset, Starry Desert Hikes

    March in Death Valley is (dare we say) full of life! There’s a dark sky festival to kick off the month, and the temporary Manly Lake at Badwater Basin—the lowest point in North America—is still going strong (for now). Here’s your guide to a sunrise, sunset, and starry night hiking trifecta for winter and early spring in Death Valley National Park.

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  2. Southern CA

    Walks for Black History Month

    With a break in the stormy weather, now is a good time to venture out and pay homage to Black History Month at these monuments, landmarks, and murals in LA county. 

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  3. Northern CA

    Big Greenery and Scenery

    Some of the Bay Area's most impressive landscapes are bound to beam an iridescent green after giant rains (and a little patience waiting for the skies to clear). From brand-new trails to golden (er, green) oldies, here's where to see bright and beautiful scenery ... wait for it ... it's worth it! 

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    2024-02-07

    Sonoma Valley's 100 Days of Winter Wellness Guide

    This winter wellness plan goes to 100! Nurture yourself in 2024 with Sonoma Valley’s 100 Days of Winter Wellness guide. It’s a perfectly curated array of inspiration and ideas.

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  5. Northern CA

    Tidepooling & Good Migrations

    The stars of the sea and wetlands show up big during winter, just like the 49ers! From tidepooling and whale watching, to seeing birds of many feathers, these places from Santa Cruz to Marin are simply super. Go Niners!

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  6. Southern CA

    Dragon Days Ahead

    Lunar new year is February 10, and hopefully the wet weather won't dampen spirits for upcoming celebrations both this weekend and next. Check out these garden and urban park walks with on-site or nearby events for the Year of the Dragon!

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  7. Northern CA

    Where to Waterfall

    Looking on the bright side, when water falls: waterfalls! It'll take some patience waiting for all the storms to pass, but when we hit a dry spell, here are three waterfalls that should be in gushingly good form.

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  8. Woman hiking on the trail at Trebek Open Space in Los Angeles County
    Southern CA

    Post Rain Vistas

    Wait for it, wait for it ... when(ever) the rain stops, give Mother Earth a little time, then venture on some hikes that have beautiful views when the sky has been scrubbed clean.

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  9. Northern CA

    Down by the Shoreline

    Some nature strolls shine a little brighter after rains. Whether it's from the sky being scrubbed for cleaner and greener scenery, the birds coming together to fluff their feathers, or the beams of sunlight patching through the clouds to add a touch of golden light, these three short and beautiful strolls are sublime and worthy of your time.

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  10. Southern CA

    Winter Glow Hikes

    SoCal's late afternoon sun mixed with some clouds can cast beautiful light across landscapes near and far. Here are three less known hikes for soaking in some late-day sun and beautiful scenery.

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  11. Northern CA

    Weather or Not

    Rainy forecasts call for some options to keep outdoor excursions short but still sweet. Whether it's an easy waterfall hike, drive-in whale watching (with a hike option if the weather's good), or a multi-use path that's out-and-back with epic ocean views, here are some ideas for weathering the weather.

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  12. Southern CA

    Brighten Grey Days With Urban Art & Garden Walks

    When the weather forecast is grey and gloomy with a good chance of rain, you can still hit some more urban trails and find a little color in murals and gardens. Sunnier days ahead!

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  13. Northern CA

    Wildlife Among the Redwoods

    The winter season brings forth some of nature's miraculous, beloved, and quirky attractions. These three Bay Area hikes bring more than redwood big tree bling: they've got the stars of the season, from coho salmon spawning to a bonanza of banana slugs. Mind your step!

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  14. Southern CA

    Short & Mighty Workout Hikes (With Great Views!)

    No need to wait for the gyms to clear out by the end of the month. Step outside and turn your wellness dial to 11 on these three short but hearty hikes that offer a good workout and soul-quenching scenery.

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    2024-02-07

    Sonoma Valley's 100 Days of Winter Wellness Guide

    This winter wellness plan goes to 100! Nurture yourself in 2024 with Sonoma Valley’s 100 Days of Winter Wellness guide. It’s a perfectly curated array of inspiration and ideas.

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  16. Southern CA

    Fresh Outlooks

    Happy New Year! When the rain settles, go find a fresh outlook on any of these viewtiful hikes to kickstart 2024.

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  17. Northern CA

    Bright on Time for 2024

    Happy New Year! Start 2024 off in the right light, with these lighthouse hikes that include upcoming bonus tours and events like Moongazing. Plus, make it a hike a month with the help of POST's new 2024 hiking calendar. 

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  18. Northern CA

    Top 10 Outdoor Adventures of 2023

    Coastal cabins, unique beaches, beautiful views, classic California, and some points beyond: Here are the Top 10 adventures of the year. See you in 2024!...

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  19. Southern CA

    Top 10 2023 Outdoor Adventures

    It's the greatest hits of the great SoCal outdoors, and a few points beyond. Here are the top 10 adventures of 2023, based on very scientific evidence (basically, what you engaged the most!). Have a happy new year and see you in 2024!

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  20. Northern CA

    The Most Waterfall Time of the Year

    If the weather outside has been frightful, it's waterfall hikes that can be delightful. Here are three to do when heavy rains subside. Happy holidays.

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  21. Southern CA

    Shhh...Hikes and Walks and Super Scenic Spots

    Happy holidays. Find some merry outdoors with a less known hike, urban walk, and a super scenic hilltop spot.

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  22. Northern CA

    Peaceful Hikes for the Holidays

    Nature can be a perfect place for a little peace and quiet time. Here are three tranquil hikes to escape the hype of the holiday season and make everyone merry. Joy to the wilds.

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  1. From Town to Falls

    Mount Tam’s Cascade Falls is a bit under the radar, tucked back off a residential area in Mill Valley. Some people drive up to the tiny parking lot nearest to the falls. Do an easy 3-mile (round-trip) hike right from downtown Mill Valley, weaving through quiet streets and secret trails.

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  2. The Carson Show

    Carson Falls is ready for primetime. This three-tiered, 100-foot stunner is hidden back in a canyon outside of Fairfax and reached on a 3.25-mile (round-trip) hike.

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  3. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park waterfall hike in Sonoma Valley

    Sweet as Sugarloaf

    Right in the heart of wine country there’s plenty more than wine flowing right now, with an oft unheralded waterfall that surges to an exuberant spectacle from all the recent rain.

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    Sonoma Valley's 100 Days of Winter Wellness Guide

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  1. A woman stands at Dante's View in Death Valley, looking out to Telescope Peak and Manly Lake, Badwater Basin below.

    Sunset Hike (and Manly Lake Vista!) at Dante's View

    It’s one of the world’s best places to watch a sunset. Dante’s View is a 5,476-foot vantage of the whole southern basin of Death Valley from the top of the Black Mountains. On clear days you get views of both the highest and lowest points in the contiguous U.S. 

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  2. Skull On!

    Temescal Canyon not only has epic views, it's got a waterfall right now, one that only shows after big rains. Head out on this 4.6-mile loop.

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  3. Woman hiking on the trail at Trebek Open Space in Los Angeles County

    Trebek Open Space

    While most hikers head over to adjacent Runyon Canyon, instead do the 2-mile hike at Trebek Open Space and pay your respects to the legendary Jeopardy host and philanthropist, Alex Trebek.

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  4. Woman on Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes at Death Valley National Park

    Starry Night & Dark Sky Adventures

    You don’t have to stay out all that late to experience eminent stargazing at Death Valley National Park. The park's been given the highest ranking of darkness by the International Dark-Sky Association. Here are a trio of amazing ways to witness the mesmerizing night sky at Death Valley:

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