Briones Regional Park hike

Huge Views for the Holidays

Whether you're itching to bag a huge summit view, prefer to take a scenic hike to a less traveled beach, or just want a quick adventure up to an inspiring vista as part of the season's festivities, these three hikes and bike rides are bound to deliver that old holiday magic. Deck the trails!

Week: 12.07.2022
Regions: Northern CA

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East Bay Hike to Epic Views in Briones Regional Park

Hike Briones Regional Park in the East Bay
There’s a challenging 3.9-mile hike at Briones Regional Park where the reward is some of the East Bay’s best views.
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Best of Shasta

All Things Shasta: Lake, Dam, and Historic Park

Boat on Shasta Lake
Lake Shasta Caverns
Lake Shasta Caverns
Lake Shasta
When you book just a two-night stay in Redding, you’ll get complimentary tickets to Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark
Two Comp Tickets to Lake Shasta Caverns

Drake Awakening

Hiking Drakes Estero in Point Reyes National Seashore

Part salt water, part fresh water, Drake’s Estero is smack in the middle of Point Reyes, and one of only two marine wilderness areas in the entire nation. Yeah, it’s worth a look. Get the extended version by hiking right alongside it.
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Scene Stealer

Bike or Hike Saratoga's Fremont Older Preserve

The holiday season is filled with guilty pleasures: Spiked eggnog; buying yourself a gift; climbing to a panoramic high point via a short mountain bike ride or hike. Yep, you'll be practically stealing the sweeping view at Hunter’s Point in Cupertino's Fremont Older Preserve.
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