Screaming Good Hikes for Halloween

Looking for an outdoor adventure to get into the Halloween spirit? Hike these hills for a whole variety of thrills in more ways than stunning views: from creepy crawlies to growler treats (beer!), get out there and have a Happy Hilloween.

Week 10.27.2021
Regions Southern CA

Spidey Senses

Hike Tarantula Hill in Thousand Oaks Then Visit Tarantula Hill Brewing

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A tarantula ornament on the fence at Tarantula Hill in Thousand Oaks California
A woman hiking the wide, paved trail at Tarantula Hill in Thousand Oaks California
Spin a hiking web on a 1-mile out-and-back up Tarantula Hill, followed by a 1-mile DIY loop through Conejo Valley Botanic Garden, then refresh with a local brew at Tarantula Brewing in Thousand Oaks.
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Central Oregon: Center of Adventure

Craft Beer and Year-round Adventure in Central Oregon

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beer after mountain biking in Bend Oregon
It's good to be the center of it all—and that's especially true in Central Oregon, home to the craft beer capital of the nation, the Deschutes River, and more adventure trails than you can dream of.
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Shadow Lands

Hike Shadow Hills in Burbank and Enjoy Beers at Lincoln Beer Company

Hiker on a trail at Shadow Hills with views of the Verdugo Mountains
Hiker on a rock taking pictures of the sun shadows at Shadow Hills near Burbank
Hiker on the trail at Shadow Hills overlooking the Verdugo Mountains
Shadow Hills near Burbank is home to a hidden hike with magnificent views of the Verdugo Mountains. Follow it up with craft brews at Lincoln Beer Compay.
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Bewitching Buzzard

Bag Buzzard Peak in Los Angeles County

A quiet hike in the San Jose Hills provides the setting for a fantastic 4.25-mile out-and-back adventure to 1,345-foot Buzzard Peak, where 360-degree views await.
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Weekend Sherpa Podcast: Take it Outside

Weekend Sherpa Podcast: Take it Outside

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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Trending Stories NorCal

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  1. Big Wave Hiking

    Pillar Point Bluff's amazing trail system is a coastal haven most popular for being the best spot to watch the famed Mavericks surf break in winter. But this place is beautiful year round for hiking.

  2. Sweet and Salty

    Located on Highway 1 about 18 miles north of Jenner, Salt Point State is wild, scenic, and one of the most beautiful places to do some classic coastal camping.

  3. 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.

  4. Barnabe Bonanza

    Sure, there are higher mountains in Marin (Mount Tam) and easier ascents (Mount Burdell), but is there a more expansive North Bay view? Barnabe Peak in Samuel P. Taylor State Park offers a glorious panorama including Mount Tam, Mount Diablo, and Mount St. Helena.


Trending Stories SoCal

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  1. Secret Stair Master!

    Step up to a wonderful 2-mile, nearly 1000-step workout in peaceful Pasadena that is part leg labor, part suburban stroll, and all serene secret.

  2. Hidden Stairway in Silver Lake

    Life in Los Angeles can be vibrant in so many ways, including stairways! This hidden stairway hike in Silver Lake features colorfully artistic and historic steps via 1.5 miles, four unique staircases, and countless local food options for a bite to eat.

  3. Apple of Your Eye

    That fall feeling is definitely in the air and on display at the Oak Glen Preserve. Apple orchards and colorful leaves are a bonus, as are the apple cider donuts and slushies you can enjoy post-hike.

  4. Hidden Trio

    A trio of hidden canyons is often found in more remote places, but they're also on this urban walk in the serene hills of eastside’s Mount Washington. Head here for a beautiful 7-mile (round-trip) neighborhood tour of historic homes, ample greenspace, and, yes, three hidden canyons.