Hill New Perspective

If heading for the hills brings to mind the Hollywood Hills, it’s time for a new point of view. These three hills in parks and open spaces take you to a fresh perspective. Hill yeah!

Week 09.21.2021
Regions Southern CA

Fun on Fiji

Hike Fiji Hill and Visit Adjacent Occidental College in Los Angeles

Hiker at Fiji Hill at Occidental Campus Los Angeles
Hiker taking a break on the ascent of the trail at Fiji Hill in Los Angeles
Hiker sitting at bench at summit of Fiji Hill in Los Angeles
Fiji Hill adjacent to Occidental College makes a great workout with nice cityscape vistas on this 2-mile route in Eagle Rock.
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Elephant in the Open Space

Hike to a Beautiful Views at Elephant Hill Open Space in Los Angeles County

Do Not Feed The Dinosaurs sign at Elephant Hill Open Space in Los Angeles
Hiker on trail pointing to surrounding hills at Elephant Hill Open Space in Los Angeles
Hiker going down a trail at Elephant Hill Open Space in Los Angeles
Elephant Hill Open Space, a less-traveled, 20-acre public green space, can be hiked via a 2-mile DIY urban adventure that includes a leg-busting workout and elephant-size views.
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Big Tree Park

Explore Big Tree Park in Glendora in Los Angeles County

See the massive Moreton Bay fig and find plenty of historic and foodie treasures on this 3-mile urban adventure that includes a hidden wilderness area with panoramic views of the city of Glendora.
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Weekend Sherpa Podcast: Take it Outside

Weekend Sherpa Podcast: Take it Outside

Weekend Sherpa Podcast: Take it Outside.
paddle the Napa River
Adventure for your earbuds. What's new in the world of the outdoors? Listen to Weekend Sherpa co-founders discuss local hikes, beaches, bike rides, camping spots and all kinds of travel and adventure in California and beyond!
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  1. Up Umunhum

    Rising from the Santa Cruz Mountains, Mount Umunhum is one of the Bay Area’s highest points, reaching an impressive 3,486 feet. With the new 7.4-mile (round-trip) addition to the Bay Area Ridge Trail, locals can finally step up to its peak.

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  2. Cross It Off Your Bucket List

    Crosstown Trail San Francisco may be one of the most beautiful city walks in America, passing through less-visited nooks and crannies while also taking in greatest hits, including mosaic stairways.

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  3. Kirby Your Enthusiasm

    Just west of the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin is one of the Bay's most-accessible secluded beaches. Kirby Cove is accessed by hiking or biking a 1-mile fire road down to the beach, where the reward is an all-time classic Golden Gate view.

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  4. Napa's Wild Side

    It’s wine country’s Amazon. Cutting 50 miles through the famous Napa Valley and emptying into San Pablo Bay, the gentle Napa River is an ecological—and recreational—delight. And Napa Valley Paddle helps you enjoy it.

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    Weekend Sherpa Podcast: Take it Outside

    Adventure for your earbuds. What's new in the world of the outdoors? Listen to Weekend Sherpa co-founders discuss local hikes, beaches, bike rides, camping spots and all kinds of travel and adventure in California and beyond!

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  2. Secret Trail at Torrey Pines

    Find cliff climbs, sandy strolls, and secret hikes throughout “America’s finest sandy stretch" at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve in San Diego County.

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  3. Secluded Royale

    Panoramic coastal views and a killer leg workout combine on this 2.7-mile (round-trip) out-and-back hike to secluded Coast Royale Beach in Orange County

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  4. Border Field State Park

    Border Field State Park is the southernmost point in California as well as one of the last beautiful undeveloped coastlines in the state. Visit this natural refuge for a 4.5-mile hike featuring important history and wildlife habitats, plus stunning SoCal beach scenery.

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