Short and Sweet Hikes

Wineries less-crowded, beautiful grassland preserves, and the chance to spy a golden eagle (or two) on your hikes … there’s something about Ramona in San Diego County that beckons as a beautiful respite for everyone to enjoy. Keep Ramona on the shortlist the next time you need a peaceful break.

Week: 11.02.2022
Regions: Southern CA

Grasslands Galore

Hikes at Ramona Grasslands Preserve in northern San Diego County

Hiker at Ramona Grasslands Preserve in northern San Diego County
Hiker at Grasslands Preserve in northern San Diego County
Hiker looking out to the view at Ramona Grasslands Preserve in northern San Diego County
At the sprawling 3,521-acre Ramona Grasslands Preserve in northern San Diego County, there are just two loops: the 2-mile Wildflower Loop and the 0.8-mile Meadow Loop. Connect them both on this hike that explores the best features of the park.
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Winter Getaway to Central Oregon

Smith Rock
Central Oregon is home to the craft beer capital of the US, the Deschutes River, and trails for every kind of outdoor adventure: hiking, skiing, paddling, biking, and—of course—relaxing at fire pits.
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Hidden Hike, Huge View

Hike to a huge view at Luelf Pond County Preserve in San Diego County

Hiker going buy Luelf Pond entrance sign in northern San Diego County
Hiker looking out to view at Luelf Pond County Preserve in northern San Diego County
90-acre Luelf Pond County Preserve is a hidden treasure in San Diego County. It's home to a 1.5-mile (out-and-back) trail with a huge vista reward.
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Dos Picos

Hike Dos Picos County Park in Ramona, northern San Diego County

Hiker at Dos Picos County Park in San Diego County
The 1.4-mile loop around Dos Picos County Park is a small yet mighty gem in northern San Diego County. It's gentle and packs a bunch of scenery.
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  1. Sebastopol Food & Wine Roll

    One apple farm, three charming towns, multiple wineries, and infinite natural beauty. Savor a perfect autumn day in Sonoma County by biking the West County Regional Trail from Sebastopol to Forestville via Graton. It’s a 17-mile (round-trip) adventure. 

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  2. Hiker taking a photo of sunset at Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve

    Sunshine and Skyline

    Head to Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve for a 4-mile out-and-back hike on the Bay Area Ridge Trail that offers a front-row seat to spectacular sunsets.

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  3. Hike Los Trancos Open Space Preserve in the Santa Cruz Mountains

    Light of Los Trancos

    In autumn, Los Trancos Open Space Preserve lights up with orange-red maples, yellow hazelnut, and deciduous oaks, making this 2.5-mile hike in the Santa Cruz mountains a wonder-fall destination.

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    Center of Attention

    Central Oregon is home to the craft beer capital of the US, the Deschutes River, and trails for every kind of outdoor adventure: hiking, skiing, paddling, biking, and—of course—relaxing at fire pits.

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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.

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  2. Hiker at Dos Picos County Park in San Diego County

    Dos Picos

    The 1.4-mile loop around Dos Picos County Park is a small yet mighty gem in northern San Diego County. It's gentle and packs a bunch of scenery.

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  3. U-pick and Hike

    Some of the most delicious anywhere grow on trees high up in the San Bernardino Mountains in the town of Oak Glen, where Los Rios Rancho, So Cal’s largest historic apple ranch, grows 32 varieties, all completely organic, and available as u-picks.

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  4. Hike to an epic vista in the San Gabriels via the Colby Trail in Glendora

    Do It for a Donut!

    Why bust your legs on this 2.25-mile hike in the San Gabriels? Two words: Donuts. Donuts. Okay, you’ll also get great views and a fine workout, but we guarantee that the treat alone merits the trek.

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