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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Sponsored
    2023-01-18

    Best in Snow

    There’s snow better destination for outdoor fun and events. Plumas County is a northern Sierra Nevada dreamland, with vast outdoor spaces, places, and races! Snowshoe Lassen Volcanic National Park, downhill ski at charming Coppervale Resort, and have a blast at the quirky Longboard Races.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Sponsored
    2023-01-18

    Best in Snow

    There’s snow better destination for outdoor fun and events. Plumas County is a northern Sierra Nevada dreamland, with vast outdoor spaces, places, and races! Snowshoe Lassen Volcanic National Park, downhill ski at charming Coppervale Resort, and have a blast at the quirky Longboard Races.

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  16. 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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  17. Southern CA

    Getting Loopy!

    Ever feel like you're going in circles? Maybe it's just the change of season. Go with the flow on any of these five less traveled—and geographically unique—loop hikes. Here's to feeling loopy!

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  18. Monterey

    Secret Spots of Monterey

    Monterey has a few sea-crets, both on land and within its world-famous national marine sanctuary. All you have to do is know where to go! From a phenomenal new exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, to new hikes and secret viewpoints, here's your guide for a wondrous getaway.

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  19. Southern CA

    Dana Point Less Discovered

    Long walks, secret beach hops, camping on the sandL here’s your quick guide to some of Dana Point’s less known outdoor delights.

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  20. Bikers taking in the view on the Bay Area Ridge Trail in El Sereno Open Space Preserve in the South Bay Peninsula
    Northern CA

    Favorite Ridge Trail Hikes & Bike Rides

    The Bay Area Ridge Trail (aka Ridge Trail) comprises over 400 miles of trails encircling the bay. That's a lot of hiking and biking and multi-use adventures! We've rounded up three of the best sections to do in San Francisco and the East and South Bay.

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  21. Northern CA

    Summer Cool Down

    The heat is on! So get to nature's best air conditioning by heading out to these Bay Area beaches. Time to chill out...

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  22. Southern CA

    Beach You To It!

    The heat's still on! These Southern California beach-based outdoor adventures offer some coastal chill, camping, and beautiful scenery—from murals, to viewpoints, and important stories.

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