Geek Outdoors

Grab a visor and strap on a fanny pack! It's time to explore your local outdoors the way a tourist might! Here are some fun ways to geek out(side).

Week 04.07.2015
Regions Southern CA

Two-che LA

Segway LA with Another Side of Los Angeles

The hottest thing on two wheels isn't a fancy new road bike: The hottest thing on two wheels is you—on a Segway. Surprise! Another Side of Los Angeles Tours isn't just an out-of-towners' thing; it's actually a popular urban Segway tour for locals too. Instead of hitting up the pr
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Triple Bagged

Reddings Three Peaks

What kind of peak-bagging adventure do you want to have this summer? A short ascent along a dormant volcano? A day hike to a gorgeous panorama of Northern California wilderness? Or a multi-day journey to one of the tallest summits in the lower 48? When Redding is your base camp f
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Pedal Boat Echo Park Lake

There's always something new going on in Echo Park, but there's also a way to enjoy some good old-fashioned fun. Strap on a life jacket and find a co-pilot for an afternoon of pedal boating on Echo Park Lake. It's easy to make a couple of laps in a short amount of time, but what'
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Tour de Force

Surrey Bike Griffith Park

Ready for a new spin on your next Griffith Park adventure? Explore it on a Surrey—the quirkiest four-wheel vehicle that's powered by … you! Taking the helm, you'll feel like you've boarded a private carriage, sans the horse. Nudge your pedal partner—it's time to roll. Working sid
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  1. Big Wave Hiking

    Pillar Point Bluff's amazing trail system is a coastal haven most popular for being the best spot to watch the famed Mavericks surf break in winter. But this place is beautiful year round for hiking.

  2. Sweet and Salty

    Located on Highway 1 about 18 miles north of Jenner, Salt Point State is wild, scenic, and one of the most beautiful places to do some classic coastal camping.

  3. Up Umunhum

    Rising from the Santa Cruz Mountains, Mount Umunhum is one of the Bay Area’s highest points, reaching an impressive 3,486 feet. With the new 7.4-mile (round-trip) addition to the Bay Area Ridge Trail, locals can finally step up to its peak.

  4. Barnabe Bonanza

    Sure, there are higher mountains in Marin (Mount Tam) and easier ascents (Mount Burdell), but is there a more expansive North Bay view? Barnabe Peak in Samuel P. Taylor State Park offers a glorious panorama including Mount Tam, Mount Diablo, and Mount St. Helena.


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  1. Secret Stair Master!

    Step up to a wonderful 2-mile, nearly 1000-step workout in peaceful Pasadena that is part leg labor, part suburban stroll, and all serene secret.

  2. Hidden Stairway in Silver Lake

    Life in Los Angeles can be vibrant in so many ways, including stairways! This hidden stairway hike in Silver Lake features colorfully artistic and historic steps via 1.5 miles, four unique staircases, and countless local food options for a bite to eat.

  3. Apple of Your Eye

    That fall feeling is definitely in the air and on display at the Oak Glen Preserve. Apple orchards and colorful leaves are a bonus, as are the apple cider donuts and slushies you can enjoy post-hike.

  4. Hidden Trio

    A trio of hidden canyons is often found in more remote places, but they're also on this urban walk in the serene hills of eastside’s Mount Washington. Head here for a beautiful 7-mile (round-trip) neighborhood tour of historic homes, ample greenspace, and, yes, three hidden canyons.