Oh That's Cool

We're all for a little sizzle in life, but this is next level! Since you can't crank the air conditioning outdoors, we found some ways to beat the heat and cool down, courtesy of nature. From coastal bike rides to redwood hikes and picnics, here are some ways to chill out(side).

Week 06.16.2021
Regions Northern CA

Jenner's New Views

Hike new trails at Jenner Headlands Preserve in Sonoma County

The beautifully developed trails at Jenner Headlands Preserve in Sonoma County offer access to quiet stretches of coastal redwood forest and huge views of the Pacific. It’s also a refreshing escape on hot days.
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Hike Reno Tahoe!

Amazing Summer Hikes Around Reno Tahoe

woman hiking Mount Rose by Lake Tahoe and Reno
Man looking at Truckee River in Reno Oxbow Nature Study Area
Man and woman enjoying food trucks in Reno
With its vibrant summer events and easy outdoor access, Reno Tahoe is a fantastic choice for adventure. From mountain peaks to premier views of Lake Tahoe, here are some of the best hikes in the region.
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Forest Bathe Under the Redwoods

Forest Bathing Among Redwoods at Sanborn County Park

Giant Douglas firs and a peaceful madrone- and tanoak-studded forest make the hiking at Sanborn County Park sublime, but there’s an added majesty here thanks to the Todd Creek Redwoods Grove.
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Strolling With Sam

Redwoods Hike in Samuel P Taylor State Park

Most people come to Samuel P. Taylor State Park for the beautiful creekside campground and picnic areas. But the hiking here can be pleasantly peaceful on a short trail featuring old-growth redwood trees.
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Ridgetop Rolling

Bicycle Ride the Nimitz Way Trail in Berkeley's Tilden Regional Park

Tilden Regional Park is the flagship of the East Bay Regional Parks system. And its best views? Find them along Nimitz Way, a paved, multi-use ridgetop trail. We recommend biking this trail for about 4 miles.
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Ride and Seek

Bike the Coastal Trail to Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay

Oceanside breezes, beautiful beaches, a car-free pathway for biking, and beer at the end: You’re on a roll! The San Mateo Coast was made for beach hopping and beer tasting …
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    Point Reyes National Seashore has several mountain bike–friendly trails that are itching to be explored. For a fantastic ride with sweeping views of Drakes Estero and southern Point Reyes, make the 4.3-mile (one-way) ride out to Drakes Head.

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    Anchor Yourself in Anchorage

    When it comes to the ultimate adventure basecamp, set your anchor in Anchorage. Located at the base of the Chugach Mountains, Anchorage gets you easy access to 60 glaciers to see, paddle up to, hike, fly over, or climb.

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  3. Secret Beach

    A hidden beach and a killer view? Those are hard to come by, but that’s exactly what you’ll get at Perles Beach on Angel Island. Bike or hike to this beautiful pocket cove.

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    Tucked away in the northern part of Point Reyes National Sea Shore, Marshall Beach is a sandy hidden haven set along the warm waters of Tomales Bay. And you can’t get to it by car!

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  1. Bear and Beer Necessities

    The Bear Canyon Trail to Bear Flats at Mount Baldy is a 3.4-mile (round-trip) hike with big mountain views. It also leaves you with enough time to grab a beer and quench your post-hike thirst.

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  2. Beach to Brew Times 2

    Nothing represents North County San Diego better than a walk on the beach and a stop at a local brewery—or two.

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    The Keiser Trail in Big Dalton Canyon Wilderness Park might not be big in mileage, but it’s definitely big on beautiful views of the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains.

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    Finding peace of mind in the middle of Los Angeles? Hey, it does happen every now and zen. Northeast of downtown is the 300-acre oasis of Ernest E. Debs Regional Park and a 5-mile

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