Beer Hikes

Hike, then beer? We’ve brewed up some summer adventures where all trails lead to beer(s)! These three routes have plenty of great vistas, beaches, and forest features, followed by nearby brewpubs for refreshing your spirits, and quenching your post-hike thirst. Ale’s well that ends well!

Week 07.20.2021
Regions Southern CA

Bear and Beer Necessities

Hike the Bear Canyon Trail to Bear Canyon Flats Backcountry Camping Area at Mount Baldy

Woman walking through a forested section of the Bear Canyon Trail in Angeles National Forest Los Angeles County
Woman stopped on a trail to look at the big mountain views from the Bear Canyon Trail in Angeles National Forest
Woman hiking on the Bear Canyon Trail in Angeles National Forest and surrounded by huge mountain views on Mount Baldy in Los Angeles County
The Bear Canyon Trail to Bear Flats at Mount Baldy is a 3.4-mile (round-trip) hike with big mountain views. It also leaves you with enough time to grab a beer and quench your post-hike thirst.
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Anchor Yourself in Anchorage

Best Summer Adventures in Anchorage Alaska

Ptarmigan Portage Glacier Boat Ride near Anchorage
Portage Pass glacier hike near Anchorage Alaska
When it comes to the ultimate adventure basecamp, set your anchor in Anchorage. Located at the base of the Chugach Mountains, Anchorage gets you easy access to 60 glaciers to see, paddle up to, hike, fly over, or climb.
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Big Dalton Views and Brews!

Hike the Keiser Trail in Big Dalton Canyon Wilderness

Woman hiking in a forest on the Keiser Trail in Big Dalton Canyon Wilderness Park in Los Angeles County
Official trail sign for Big Dalton Canyon Wilderness in Los Angeles County
The Keiser Trail in Big Dalton Canyon Wilderness Park might not be big in mileage, but it’s definitely big on beautiful views of the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains.
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Beach to Brew Times 2

Beach Hiking Between Breweries in North San Diego County

Nothing represents North County San Diego better than a walk on the beach and a stop at a local brewery—or two.
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