Going Wild for Flowers!

What’s wild and has wildflowers? Three East Bay hikes: one on Mount Diablo, one in Coyote Hills, and one across Pleasanton Ridge. It’s the call of the wild ... and the wildflowers!

Week 04.27.2017
Regions Northern CA

Diablo's Back Way

Hiking Mitchell Canyon Back Creek Loop at Mount Diablo State Park

A hike with sweeping East Bay vistas, rushing creeks, and colorful wildflowers—Mount Diablo’s got your back! As in Mitchell Canyon Back Creek Loop, a 7-mile (round-trip) hike with a bunch of spring’s best (and brightest!) features. You’ll have to work a bit—the hike ascends 1,700
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Line 39 Wine and the Great Outdoors

In California we’re pretty lucky; we’re home to the great outdoors and amazing wines—and Line 39 celebrates both! The 39th parallel runs right through the heart of California wine country and is the inspiration for Line 39. They got their start with Sauvignon Blanc grapes from La
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Call of the Coyote

Hiking Coyote Hills Regional Park

Wild and scenic Coyote Hills Regional Park is probably best known for its birdlife—from hawks to herons, kestrels to kingfishers. But its 978 acres of marshland and grassy hills is also fringed with flowers now—wildflowers! Enjoy it all on a 5-mile loop hike. From the southeast c
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Pleasanton Pursuit

Hiking at Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park

The rolling green hills of Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park are bringing an extra burst of color this spring—wildflowers hidden in the emerald grasses are popping up and should soon be in full bloom (give or take rains!). Enjoy a 4.8-mile loop (and loping) hike among this park’s 5,
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