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  1. Waterfall Way to Hike

    Wait for it, wait for it... now! Winter rains mean waterfall hikes are an actual thing to do this year, but get to them sooner than later while the flow is still good.

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  2. Surprise Views

    Surprise! These three hikes in North San Diego County are not only less traveled, they're filled with outdoor gems like Torrey pines, sandstone formations, wildlife, and vantage points with huge views.

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  3. Find Fresh Views in Malibu

    Happy New Year. Ready for some bu-tiful outdoors? Malibu still has a few secrets to explore and we’ve got three less traveled beach and lake hikes for you to try something new for 2022.

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    Your Winter Wellness Retreat: La Quinta

    La Quinta is one of SoCal’s best-kept secrets, a land of wild open spaces, deep history, beautiful art, and all kinds of ways to relax and soak in the healing power of nature.

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  5. Top 10 Outdoor Adventures for 2021

    Backcountry explorations, riverwalks, secret beaches, and adventurous day hikes in national parks ... here's our list of the top 10 adventures of 2021. See you on the trails next year!

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  6. Happy Outdoors

    Wishing you a safe and healthy holiday. "Weathering the storm" has taken on multiple meanings recently—and something we can still be grateful for is the great outdoors as a respite. Here are a few ways to take it outside this season.

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  7. Sand, Sea, Waterfalls: Get Coasting

    From the coast to the waterfalls, Southern Oregon is a road-trip-ready adventure. Hike to inspiring overlooks, adventure along miles of wide-open sand dunes that inspired Frank Herbert’s Dune, and see the Highway of Waterfalls.

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  8. Merry Hiking in Monrovia

    Combine a wilderness wander with festive lights, find a trail less traveled for some peace on earth, and put some jolly in your step with an urban wander through Monrovia Old Town and up to the famous falls.

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  9. Wild Open Spaces: Oregon

    Mountain, forest, sand, sea, waterfalls, wine ... Oregon's seven distinct regions offer up one wondrous opportunity for adventures to remember. Check out the following region-specific itineraries in Oregon, get ideas and inspiration ... then go!

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  10. Under the Radar Desert Adventures

    Canyon hiking with cables, squeezing through slots, marveling at marbled red rocks and creative sculptures at an outdoor museum, find your best desert adventure on any of these great escapes.

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  11. Feast on These Adventures

    Who's hungry? Not for food, but for an adventure! Get outdoors and trek to a lookout, step up to an urban hike, visit a historic suspension bridge, and find your way through a garden labyrinth. Not your standard turkey trot! 

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  12. Under the Radar Outdoors

    Carlsbad may be known for beaches but there’s a whole lot more to the great outdoors along its less crowded 7 miles of coastline. It’s home to a historic state park (with an upcoming holiday lights event!) and meditative hiking trails for tranquillity and forest bathing.

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  13. Canyon Lands of LA

    Canyon dig it? Yeah you can—if you know the places to go for hidden canyon hikes found right within these three scenic LA neighborhoods. Add to your turkey-trot list!

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  14. Short Hikes to Savor

    With Daylight Saving Time ending this Sunday, it's okay to look on the bright side. Autumn days bring golden hues to horizons, and these short hikes are sweet for getting in some trail time and savoring the sunlight.

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    2022-01-19

    Your Winter Wellness Retreat: La Quinta

    La Quinta is one of SoCal’s best-kept secrets, a land of wild open spaces, deep history, beautiful art, and all kinds of ways to relax and soak in the healing power of nature.

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  16. Screaming Good Hikes for Halloween

    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 Hill-oween.

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  17. Views and Brews

    Easy magic trick: one, two, three ... San Dimas! This city tucked within the San Gabriel Valley is a gateway to glorious hiking trails less traveled, with stellar views and a few places to grab bonus brews.

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  18. Fall Color Hikes and Apple Cider Bonuses

    Fall colors, apple cider donuts, did we mention seasonal beer, too? Combine them all this fall with these fantastic harvest hikes filled with apple orchards, peaks, mountain views, and tasty treats.

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  19. Savoring Fall

    All aboard the wild train to Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years! Not ready to board that train? We don’t blame you—take some time to enjoy the onset of autumn with one of these beautiful and chill fall adventures.

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  20. Wild Hikes

    So close, yet so far away. These cities in SoCal offer fantastic nearby hiking destinations where you can go wild without having to go to the wilds!

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  21. Hill New Perspective

    If heading for the hills brings to mind the Hollywood Hills, it’s time for a new point of view. These three hills in parks and open spaces take you to a fresh perspective.

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  22. Amazing Coastal Hikes

    Sure, beach going is great, but sometimes you want to lace up the hiking boots before sinking your toes in the sand. These three coastal wanders offer a variety of ocean scenery, secluded beaches, and some mellow time on marshland. trails.

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  1. Can You Keep a Secret?

    The Southern Oregon Coast's Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor between Gold Beach and Brookings has so many sights to see, it’s hard to know where to spend your time. We like this trio of suggestions because you can do them as a three-in-a-row jackpot of coastal wonders.

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  2. Secret Trail at Torrey Pines

    Find cliff climbs, sandy strolls, and secret hikes throughout “America’s finest sandy stretch" at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve in San Diego County.

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  3. Ojai There!

    If a substantive and super scenic bike ride is right in your wheelhouse, do the 30-mile (round-trip) Ventura-to-Ojai bike path that begins (and ends) near the Ventura shoreline, pit stopping in delightful Ojai for food and drinks.

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  4. Fountain to the Falls

    There are three ways to reach the lovely Monrovia Canyon Falls, but only one of them is worthy of being named a good challenge!

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  1. Berkeley's Backyard Waterfall

    Tucked among the hillside homes of North Berkeley is a winding stairway that leads to the “secret” entrance of a Narnia-like canyon with a 40-foot waterfall.

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  2. The Carson Show

    Carson Falls is ready for primetime. This three-tiered, 100-foot stunner is hidden back in a canyon outside of Fairfax and reached on a 3.25-mile (round-trip) hike. The start of th

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  3. Falls of the Wild

    Through the redwoods you’ll go on this adventurous 9-mile (round-trip) out-and-back hike in the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park. This hike is loaded with charms, but the big riches come from viewing Maple Falls, a 30-foot stunner that comes to life after rains.

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  4. Hood's New Trail

    Tucked just on the edge of Sonoma Valley near Santa Rosa, Hood Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve has a brand-new trail leading up to a brilliant picnic spot with a panorama of Sonoma Valley all the way out to the ocean.

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