Hike Olompali State Historic Park

Fall Hikes for the Season

Fall colors, beautiful light, crisp air: these three hikes are autumn-magical and good ways to spend time outdoors for a little alone time, or to share with family and friends over the holiday.

Week: 11.09.2022
Regions: Northern CA

Light of Los Trancos

Hike Los Trancos Open Space Preserve in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Hike Los Trancos Open Space Preserve in the Santa Cruz Mountains
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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Hidden Gems of San Ramon

Visit Forest Home Historic Park, Beer, Golf and Events

Slow down, get rejuvenated, and find some cheer (make that “cheers!”) in San Ramon.
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Opt for Oursan

Hike Along the Shores of Briones Reservoir in the East Bay

Hike the Oursan Trail alongside Briones Reservoir in the East Bay
Hike the trail less traveled in the East Bay's Briones Regional Park. The Oursan Trail is pure serenity on a wide hiking path skirting the northern shores of Briones Reservoir.
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Historically Serene

Hike at Olompali State Historic Park in Marin

Hike at Olompali State Historic Park in Marin
Olompali State Historic Park is a small park that packs big California history. Go on a mostly easy 3-mile loop hike where oak trees, big-leaf maples, and madrones are stunning in autumn.
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