Hiker taking a picture of the San Gabriel Mountains on a trail at Azusa River Wilderness Park in Los Angeles

Find Your Flow

Refresh your spring with some hikes and bike rides alongside rivers, with bonuses like artwork, flowers, and beer! Here are three places where adventure includes a river running through it. Get flowing!

Week: 04.27.2022
Regions: Southern CA

A River Runs Through It

Hike a riverside trail at Azusa River Wilderness Park in Los Angeles

hiker overlooking the scenery at Azusa River Wilderness Park in the San Gabriels
Hiker looking at the San Gabriel River in Azusa River Wilderness Park
Hiker walking on a trail at Azusa River Wilderness Park in the San Gabriels
Hiker taking a photo of the San Garbriels in Azusa River Wilderness Park in the San Gabriels
Even the most avid LA hikers don’t know there's a riverside hike at the base of the beloved San Gabriels in Azusa River Wilderness Park.
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Go "Into the Deep"

New Exhibition Opens at Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium introduces Into the Deep: Exploring Our Undiscovered Ocean, a first-of-its-kind living exhibition. Be among the first to witness the crown jewel creatures of the deep sea!
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Frogtown Strutter’s Stroll

Walking the Los Angeles River Trail Through Frogtown

Walking the Los Angeles River Trail Through Frogtown
Don’t go dismissing the Los Angeles River as merely a 51-mile concrete channel. It’s a genuine urban artery that links real neighborhoods, and its riverside bike/ped paths endear it to locals and sojourners alike. One of our favorite stretches runs through the Elysian Valley—a 2-
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Riding Riverside’s Riverside

Bicycling the Santa Ana River Trail in Riverside

Yes, Riverside has a river, and bicycling the Santa Ana River Trail from Fairmount Park to the Van Buren Bridge and back (a 12.8-mile round-trip) is a great way to see it. Well, you’ll see it occasionally, anyway. This well-trafficked bike route quickly links to Riverside’s more
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    When you arrive at Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve, you may wonder what could possibly be tucked behind a subdivision. But within minutes of hiking in this 155-acre preserve, the beauty reveals itself: majestic oak trees, wetland, spring wildflowers, and wowing views of the Mayacama Mountains and Russian River.

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    Shakespeare Bridge + Secret Garden

    Romeo, Romeo, we all know how this goes, but do you know how to go to the Shakespeare Bridge and secret gardens? We’ve got the online do-it-yourself hiking route for you.

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    Pinnacles of Spring

    Why hike at Pinnacles National Park? Spring's a beautiful time of year here. And you might spy the magnificent California condor soaring while you gain soaring views from the High Peaks Trail.

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