Wild Wild Coast

Do you like long walks on the beach? Well, then we have the perfect date for you! In fact, we’ve got three dates for you. These spots offer beautiful bluffside hikes with incredible vantages and beach walking too. Plus winter opportunities to spot wildlife like elephant seals and whales. Coast for it.

Week 01.13.2021
Regions Northern CA

Spit Shine

Hike Limantour Spit in Point Reyes

Limantour Beach in Point Reyes is wild and beautiful coastline. Walk the beach for a few miles and spy amazing wildlife along this narrow spit of sand flanked by the Pacific Ocean and Drakes Estero.
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Big Wave Hiking

Hike Pillar Point Bluff to See Mavericks in Half Moon Bay

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.
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2021 Hiking Calendar!

Download the 2021 Hiking Calendar from POST

Ready to kick off 2021? (Like we have to ask.) Literally kick it off, with a hike! Download the 2021 POST Hiking Calendar (complimentary)—with recommended trails for every month of the year.
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Drive-In Whale Watching

Whale Watching at Bodega Head

Hike and Whale Watch at Bodega Head
Just north of Point Reyes, Bodega Head sits high on the tip of a curving, thumb-like peninsula and offers excellent whale watching in winter.
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    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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  3. Strolling With Sam

    Most people come to Samuel P. Taylor State Park for the beautiful creekside campground and picnic areas. But the hiking here can be pleasantly peaceful on a short trail featuring old-growth redwood trees.

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    Four Ways to Fall for North Lake Tahoe

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  1. 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.

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  2. 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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  3. Rock Star Hike

    The sandstone giants of Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park might be the coolest damn formations in SoCal. Explore the craggy slabs on a 2.5-mile hike.

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  4. Clarity in Claremont

    The majority of Claremont Hills Wilderness Park is inaccessible, rugged terrain but there’s a 4.9-mile moderate loop that’s well-maintained and feels gloriously far away, despite being close to the city.

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