Hike Tomales Point Trail Point Reyes

Spring Classics

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

Week: 03.30.2022
Regions: Northern CA

Coyote Calling

Hike among Wildflowers at Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve near San Jose

A rainbow of wildflowers, grass-green hills, and beautiful views make Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve a wonderful hike in springtime. The park’s signature hike is the 4-mile Arrowhead Loop.
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Guide to the Best Wildflower Walks

POST's Digital Guide to Wildflower Walks

POST digital guide to wildflower hikes
purple wildflower
California Poppy flower
Coyote Valley wildflower hike
Where will you wildflower this season? Check out POST’s 2022 digital guide to Wildflower Walks and find the best in bloom around the Peninsula and South Bay.
The Best Wildflower Walks

Hello, Sunol

Hike Sunol Regional Park for Wildflowers

Person taking a hiking break sitting on a bench overlooking scenery at Sunol Wilderness Regional Preserve
Hiker on trail at Sunol Wilderness Regional Preserve
purple wildflowers alongside a hiking trail at Sunol Wilderness Regional Preserve
It's one of the grandest hikes of them all: Sunol Regional Park positively beams in spring. Take the grand tour and see major landmarks in the park on a 6-mile (round-trip) hike featuring babbling brooks, beautiful peaks, and burgeoning wildflowers.
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Exclamation Point!

Hike the Classic Tomales Point Trail in Point Reyes National Seashore

Hike Tomales Point Trail in Point Reyes
Maybe it’s the constant ocean breeze, or the burly tule elk, or the chance to see spouting gray whales: There’s something about Tomales Point Trail. It’s a simple 4.5-mile hike to a promontory overlooking the Pacific. But what you encounter along the way … well that’s pure Point Reyes.
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