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?!

Week: 10.26.2022
Regions: Northern CA

Sebastopol Food & Wine Roll

Bike to Towns, Wineries, and Farmstands in Sebastopol Northern California

One apple farm, three charming towns, multiple wineries, and infinite natural beauty. Savor a perfect autumn day in Sonoma County by biking the West County Regional Trail from Sebastopol to Forestville via Graton. It’s a 17-mile (round-trip) adventure. 
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Redding for Fall Colors and Bike Rides

Autumn Bike Rides and Hikes in Redding

biker on Sacramento River Trail Redding
cyclists on trail in Redding
bridge over Sacramento River in Redding
Cyclists on Sacramento River Trail in Redding
Beautifully located in the sun-soaked Shasta Cascade region of Northern California, Redding (aka, Trail City, USA) has a few outdoors secrets for an ideal autumn escape.
Redding's Hike and Bike Guide

Sweet Roll El Dorado

Bike the El Dorado Trail Near Apple Hill in Placerville

Woman biking on the El Dorado Trail in Placerville
Step out of the car and onto a biking trail that resembles fall in Vermont. Just 40 miles from Sacramento, the El Dorado Trail in Placerville is a multi-use trail through with 12.5 paved miles.
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Two Wheels to Wine in Healdsburg

Bike Ride Dry Creek Valley in Healdsburg and Wine Taste

Bike Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley in Healdsburg
Bike and wine taste among the vineyards of Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley in Healdsburg. The mostly flat backroads make for easygoing riding, with food and wine explorations too.
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  1. Sebastopol Food & Wine Roll

    One apple farm, three charming towns, multiple wineries, and infinite natural beauty. Savor a perfect autumn day in Sonoma County by biking the West County Regional Trail from Sebastopol to Forestville via Graton. It’s a 17-mile (round-trip) adventure. 

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  2. Hiker taking a photo of sunset at Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve

    Sunshine and Skyline

    Head to Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve for a 4-mile out-and-back hike on the Bay Area Ridge Trail that offers a front-row seat to spectacular sunsets.

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  3. Hike Los Trancos Open Space Preserve in the Santa Cruz Mountains

    Light of Los Trancos

    In autumn, Los Trancos Open Space Preserve lights up with orange-red maples, yellow hazelnut, and deciduous oaks, making this 2.5-mile hike in the Santa Cruz mountains a wonder-fall destination.

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    Center of Attention

    Central Oregon is home to the craft beer capital of the US, the Deschutes River, and trails for every kind of outdoor adventure: hiking, skiing, paddling, biking, and—of course—relaxing at fire pits.

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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.

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  2. Hiker at Dos Picos County Park in San Diego County

    Dos Picos

    The 1.4-mile loop around Dos Picos County Park is a small yet mighty gem in northern San Diego County. It's gentle and packs a bunch of scenery.

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  3. U-pick and Hike

    Some of the most delicious anywhere grow on trees high up in the San Bernardino Mountains in the town of Oak Glen, where Los Rios Rancho, So Cal’s largest historic apple ranch, grows 32 varieties, all completely organic, and available as u-picks.

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  4. Hike to an epic vista in the San Gabriels via the Colby Trail in Glendora

    Do It for a Donut!

    Why bust your legs on this 2.25-mile hike in the San Gabriels? Two words: Donuts. Donuts. Okay, you’ll also get great views and a fine workout, but we guarantee that the treat alone merits the trek.

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