All Stories from Northern CA
Yuba Dubba Do!
The Buttermilk Bend Trail in South Yuba River State Park is a classic, 3-mile out-and-back canyon trail that parallels the bank of the beautiful rough-and-tumble Yuba River.View
You Know Kehoe?
Hiking with your dog in a national park? Almost unheard of! But Point Reyes National Seashore has an easy and short hiking trail to a stunning beach that’s dog-friendly on its north side. Kehoe Beach is a beautiful place to hang out even if you don’t have a dog.View
Little Hike in the Big Woods
Redwoods, river crossings, waterfalls, and wildflowers—the South Bay’s Portola Redwoods State Park packs a lot of nature’s best features. Enjoy them hiking this 2.5-mile loop.View
Rosy in Roseburg
Surrounded by the spirited Umpqua River, southern Oregon’s Roseburg is on the map yet off the beaten path.View
Sea It All This Spring!
Go deeper on your next adventure! Monterey Bay Aquarium allows you to go Into the Deep. Be mesmerized by the flashy, iridescent, and adorable creatures in the ever-evolving, fully bilingual exhibitView
Can't Top This
San Francisco’s Presidio was already a fantastic place to hang out for the afternoon, a beautiful site within the largest urban national park in the United States (the Golden Gate National Recreation Area). And the new Presidio Tunnel Tops is like a cherry on top. Tunnel Tops is just as it sounds: a park on top of tunnels! Presidio Parkway tunnels to be precise.View
Make It McInnis
The old adage that good things come in small packages fits well when you visit San Rafael’s 450-acre McInnis Park. Mini-golf, tennis courts (for pickleball, of course!), and a stellar skate park all feature into the activities here.View
Bikes, Birds, and Beautiful Blossoms
This 8-mile out-and-back bike ride or walk on the Los Gatos Creek Trail offers the best highlights of the season; wildflowers, busy birds, and sunny picnic spots.View
Oregon's New Mountain Bike Destination
Southern Oregon is on a roll! Just 15 minutes from Klamath Falls, Spence Mountain is a new trail system built by mountain bikers, for mountain bikers. Trails range from novice and e-bike friendly to fast and flowy.View
Maisie Peak & The Seven
Bag a peak, see some wildflowers—it’s the best of both worlds on this 5-mile loop at Fremont Older Open Space Preserve. You’ll stand atop Maisie’s Peak and enjoy a walk through the Seven Springs Loop.View
Waterfalls, Wildflowers, Wildlife
Talk about good timing! When waterfalls and wildflowers begin fading in other places, there’s an outdoors mecca that’ll be freshly blooming—and H2O booming: Plumas County!View
2023 Wildflower Walks Guide!
Take a walk on the wildflower side with the organization who knows the best spots to see spring blooms. Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) has released their (complimentary) 2023 Wildflower Walks guide.View
Spring for a New Adventure
North Lake Tahoe is having a spring for the ages, with historic snow levels. This season has always been special: There are great mid-week deals, and this year the snow is going to stick around for a while—skiing until July! Make a week of it!View
Just minutes from San Francisco, San Bruno Mountain is like an island of nature amid a sea of urban bustle. With wildflower season starting to kick into high gear, spring is an ideal time to hike this floral wonderland.View
The Bounties of Bouverie
Wildlife, wildflowers, and a hidden waterfall! The Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen is a protected sanctuary of diverse ecosystems, plentiful wildlife, and—in spring—wildflowers. The only way to see it all is on guided walks.View
Top Dog Destination
Redding is a pawsitively ideal destination for you and your four-legged pal. Surrounded by Shasta and Lassen and mountainous Whiskeytown, with year-round sunny days and the gleaming Sacramento River running right through it, Redding is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream.View
Sonoma for Film, Food, Wine, Fun!
Exquisite food events, extraordinary wine tastings, exceptional films, and super fun parties: Spring into Sonoma March 22 - 26 for the West’s best film, food, and wine extravaganza.View
Big Foot in the Big Trees
When dinosaurs roamed the earth they shared space with giant sequoias, the biggest trees in the world. Get up close to these bold beauties on a docent-led snowshoe trek in Calaveras Big Trees State Park.View
Stay at Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia National Park
Stay in a modern yet rustic lodge with vaulted wood-beam ceilings, grand stone fireplaces, panoramic windows overlooking a snow-filled forest, and jagged mountain peaks all around. Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia National Park has adventure trails leaving right from its lobby.View
The Beauty of Black Mountain
Rising 2,800 feet over the Peninsula’s Monte Bello Open Space Preserve, Black Mountain—the inspiration behind Mountain View’s name—quietly stands watch over the South Bay.It’s also one of the few local summits with its own backpacking camp.View
Rosy in Roseburg
Surrounded by the spirited Umpqua River, southern Oregon’s Roseburg is on the map yet off the beaten path.Experience Roseburg
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