Fall Color Hikes and Apple Cider Bonuses

Fall colors, apple cider donuts, did we mention seasonal beer, too? Combine them all this fall with these fantastic harvest hikes filled with apple orchards, peaks, mountain views, and tasty treats. Bounti-fall times ahead.

Week 10.12.2021
Regions Southern CA

Apple of Your Eye

Hike and see fall colors at Oak Glen Preserve near Yucaipa

sunflowers on a trail at Oak Glen Preserve near Yucaipa
HIkers' boots amid fallen apples on the ground at Oak Glen Preserve near Yucaipa
Hiker in a redwood grove at Oak Glen Preserve near Yucaipa in Oak Glen Southern California
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.
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Volcan High Five!

Hike the Volcan Mountain Five Oaks Loop near Julian in San Diego County

Hikers on a trail at Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve near Julian in San Diego County
Hiker looking at the ruins of the Old Volcan Mountain Observatory Outpost near Julian San Diego County
Hikers on the trail at Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve in San Diego County
The moderate 5.5-mile round-trip Volcan Mountain/Five Oaks loop hike in the Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve near Julian transports you from lush farmland to a summit with panoramic views. And the hard cider post-hike bonus...
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Big Bear Hug

Hike to Grays Peak in Big Bear and Visit Oktoberfest

Sign for Grays Peak Trail in Big Bear Southern California
Fall colors on Grays Peak Trail in Big Bear Lakes Southern California
Hiker on Grays Peak Trail amid fall foliage in Big Bear Lakes
Grays Peak in Big Bear is fall-loaded with vibrant colors. This 6.8-mile (round-trip) hike in the San Bernardino National Forest provides all the fall feels, with crisp mountain air and beautiful churning leaves.
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