Dam Good Hikes!

You just wanna go on a dam hike! Well, we have a few options for you. These three hikes include historic dams and serene scenery. Dam it all, go do them!

Week 02.03.2021
Regions Southern CA

Santa Year Round

Explore Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Los Angeles County

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Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale is an 836-acre county park with a namesake dam. Explore highlights on a 4-mile loop featuring a lake, a beach, and beautiful mountain vistas.
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Ready When You Are: Reno Tahoe

Wide Open Winter Adventures in Reno Tahoe

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Reno Tahoe snowshoe woman in forest
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With outdoors being essential for health and wellness, and new protocols in place, Reno Tahoe welcomes visitors! It's wide open with snowshoe trails, fire pits by the river, skating, and hot springs.
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Hot Dams!

Hike to Historic Dams at Santiago Oaks Regional Park in Orange County

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Hot dam! Head to Santiago Oaks Regional Park for the best dam hike in Orange County. This 3.5-mile loop goes through riparian and chaparral environments with mountain vistas and two impressive dams.
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On A Mission

Hike Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego and See Old Mission Dam

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Feeling dammed up? Head for Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego for a 3-mile out-and-back trail that features a historic dam, ancient oaks, and a fresh perspective on the value of green space.
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