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  1. Urban Hike to the Shakespeare Bridge in LA
    Southern CA

    Architecture Walks in Los Angeles

    Lace up your shoes for an urban walk through parks with beautiful art and architecture. These three options offer spiritual resonance, UNESCO beauty, some Shakespeare, and signature neighborhood styles.

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  2. Woman exploring Vanalden Cave in the Santa Cruz Mountains
    Southern CA

    Cave Adventures

    Take your explorations deeper with these cave adventures across Southern California.

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  3. Hike Tomales Point Trail Point Reyes
    Northern CA

    Spring Classics

    Rolling hills, colorful flowers, soothing oases, and wildlife ... some hikes bring extra bling this time of year. Spring for these three classics.

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  4. Sponsored
    2022-06-22

    Stay Sunny!

    Minimize the screen time, maximize the great outdoors, and get the family on a trip to Sun Valley, Idaho! From pedaling the rails-to-trails bike path the locals love, to taking your pick of parks.

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  5. Woman hiking by some purple wildflowers at Sonoma Valley Regional Park
    Northern CA

    Wine Country Wildflower Hikes

    These three Sonoma County Regional Parks are on the smaller side, but they're mighty with blooming wildflowers and big views. Hike or bike these routes and bring a picnic too!

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  6. The Hollywood Sign Letters from behind overlooking the Los Angeles skyline
    Southern CA

    Three Hikes, One Sign

    With the Oscars this Sunday how about a hike to the ultimate showbiz sign. Here are three different hikes with unique perspectives of the Hollywood Sign.

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  7. Mountain biker on the trail at Fernandez Ranch in Martinez in the East Bay
    Northern CA

    Rainbow Connection

    These three Bay Area preserves are all about the rainbow of color currently casting across their rolling hills, and they should only get better in the next few weeks. Enjoy some spring bling!

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  8. Hiker celebrating at Condor Peak in the San Gabriel Mountains
    Southern CA

    Major Peak Hikes

    Now that we have longer days, it’s time for some longer hikes. These three peak-bagging hikes between 8 and 16 miles (round-trip) in the San Gabriel Mountains are truly challenging, with huge panoramic payoffs.

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  9. Northern CA

    Picnic With a View!

    Who's hungry for a picnic with beautiful views? From the redwoods to the beach to the bay, here are three places in Marin to relax with a charcuterie or barbecue feast, along with bonus hikes and bike rides.

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  10. Southern CA

    Three Hikes, One Preserve

    How much variety can you find on three hikes within one preserve? Find out at Rancho La Costa Preserve in San Diego County. It’s home to a secret canyon, a waterfall, and the tallest peak in Carlsbad. Three, two, one … hiking plan, done!

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  11. Southern CA

    Wellness Hikes and Bike Rides

    In tumultuous times taking a break in nature can be helpful ... among trees, birds, and trails less traveled. Here are some hiking and biking recommendations for taking a wellness break outdoors.

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  12. Northern CA

    Comfort Hikes and Bike Rides

    If you need a bit of a break to contemplate, or to find forms of comfort, sometimes it’s helpful to be in nature. These hiking and biking suggestions include a peace grove, quieter trails, early wildflowers, and some sweet farm animals.

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  13. Southern CA

    Secret Trails of Simi Valley

    Can you keep a secret? These less-traveled trails in Ventura County's heavenly slice of Simi Valley are short and sweet with stellar mountain and skyline scenery and bonuses like wildflowers and beer stops. Simi sensational!

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  14. woman biking bolinas ridge trail bay area
    Northern CA

    Ridgeline Trails With Hints of Spring

    Crisp skylines and the chance of early wildflowers festooning trails … yep, it’s a good time to do a ridge ramble in the Bay Area. Here are some hikes and bike rides featuring ridgelines for positive perspectives and hints of spring!

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  15. Sponsored
    2022-06-22

    Stay Sunny!

    Minimize the screen time, maximize the great outdoors, and get the family on a trip to Sun Valley, Idaho! From pedaling the rails-to-trails bike path the locals love, to taking your pick of parks.

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  16. Northern CA

    Hill Yeah!

    The Bay Area hills are alive with winter greenery, stellar scenery, and seasonally favorable temperatures for conquering peaks. These hikes (some with bike options) feature vistas, peak bagging, and prime picnic spots. Head for the hills!

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  17. Southern CA

    The Great Artdoors

    Ready for the great artdoors? SoCal has some beautfiul places to wander and see interesting, inspiring, and educational works, from murals and sculptures to installations and tasty food and drink bonuses.

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  18. Northern CA

    Dates Outdoors

    In this season of love and romance, there's one companion who never disappoints: the outdoors! Grab your favorite person or people and head out on some hikes and bike rides that are oh so sweet right now.

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  19. Southern CA

    Sweet Hikes, Bike Rides, and Bakeries

    Whether your relationship is new, or you’ve been together a long time, the outdoors makes a terrific companion. Gather your loved one(s) and head outside for these sweet hikes and bike rides, along with some post-adventure bakery treats.

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  20. Northern CA

    Look on the Bright Side

    Winter sunsets get a glowing review in California, whether you're watching one from a sand dune surrounded by mountains or pedaling your bike down by the sea. Here are some of the best hikes, bike rides, and viewpoints for catching one of nature's best light shows.

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  21. Two hikers on the ridge hiking to San Gabriel Peak in Southern California
    Southern CA

    Glow for It

    Fun fact: finding your glow doesn't mean choosing the latest facial serum promising shiny cheeks. The natural beauty of a winter sunset can get you glowing from the inside out! Here are some of the best hikes and viewpoints for watching one of nature's greatest lightshows. Shine on!

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  22. woman hiking Channel Islands
    Ventura County Coast

    California's Most Sea-nic National Park

    Blissful beaches, panoramic hikes, craft beer, and one of California’s wildest national parks—Ventura County Coast has the Southern California climate with its own distinct laid-back vibe. Here are five ideas for your adventure getaway.

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