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  1. Beach You To It!

    The heat's still on! These Southern California beach-based outdoor adventures offer some coastal chill, camping, and beautiful scenery—from murals, to viewpoints, and important stories.

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  2. Beer Here Now

    The glass is more than half full on these three hikes that end in beer(s). Get your fill of outdoors with huge mountain views and a beach to beach ramble that goes between breweries. Here's to hikes, and beer!

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  3. Summer Sunsets

    Summer's not over yet! Bid a slow goodbye to the season by savoring some sunsets in these three special places where you can hike, stroll, or just relax.

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    2023-01-18

    Best in Snow

    There’s snow better destination for outdoor fun and events. Plumas County is a northern Sierra Nevada dreamland, with vast outdoor spaces, places, and races! Snowshoe Lassen Volcanic National Park, downhill ski at charming Coppervale Resort, and have a blast at the quirky Longboard Races.

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  5. Dog friendly full moon hike Westridge Trail Brentwood

    Sunsets, Starry Nights, and Moonlight Hikes

    Sunsets, starry nights, and a moonlight hike ... nature's light is genius at these three places to trek, camp, and enjoy some sunset viewing, too.

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  6. CA Backpacking and Wilderness Hikes

    California’s Sierra Nevada is a boon of wilderness wonders, from waterfalls and lakes to quiet and secluded backcountry camping amid forest and jagged peaks. Here are three amazing backpacking adventures, including a few that can be done as long day hikes.

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  7. Summer Hike Refresher

    Hot summer days are sending a message: pair your outdoor adventures with some fresh brews. After you bag these peaks or log the miles on these select hikes, refresh yourself at these excellent breweries nearby.

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  8. Park Yourself Here

    Trying to find a parking spot in LA … not fun! Trying to find a park in LA … hey now, that's pretty fun! Head out on a park- hopping bike ride, linger at a classic place for sunset viewing, and set your sights on a hidden mountain with iconic views.

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  9. Here Comes The Sun

    Inhale, exhale, and stay sunny this summer. Sun Valley, Idaho, is famous for its epic outdoors, but nature nurtures in so many different ways here: mountain yoga, summit hikes filled with flowing waters, wildflowers and vast alpine views, and car-free bike trails to botanical gardens plus fresh food stops. Oh, and those romantic dark sky starry nights...

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  10. A Walk Among Oaks

    A walk in the woods can be good medicine, and seeing the forest for the trees can also be beneficial. These three hikes feature beautiful and resilient oak trees along with big views for extra inspiration.

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  11. Firework Hikes

    Grab a headlamp and a sense of adventure to do any of these hikes in LA at sunset. And 4th of July bonus: the chance to catch some distant fireworks!

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  12. Okay, Malibu

    Summer! Ocean breeze, Pacific views, beach, blanket, beautiful hikes … okay, Malibu, you’re the quintessential California town to help kick off all the adventures.

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  13. This One's for Hank, and All Dogs

    In celebration of Hank and all dogs (including the ones who now run free in our hearts), here are some of Hank's favorite dog-friendly things to do in Northern California.

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  14. Person on boardwalk at the wetlands of San Dieguto Lagoon in Del Mar San Diego

    Hidden Gems of Del Mar

    San Diego County’s coastal gem of Del Mar is world famous for its beautiful beaches, but it’s still got a few watery and lush secrets … all you have to do is know where to go!

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  15. Sponsored
    2023-01-18

    Best in Snow

    There’s snow better destination for outdoor fun and events. Plumas County is a northern Sierra Nevada dreamland, with vast outdoor spaces, places, and races! Snowshoe Lassen Volcanic National Park, downhill ski at charming Coppervale Resort, and have a blast at the quirky Longboard Races.

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  16. Where to Camp

    Whether you like your camping adventure on an island, close to the sea, or at a reservoir with no motorized boats, these three places hit the spot … the sweet spot for pitching a tent and enjoying some hikes and kayak explorations.

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  17. Trees Company

    Trees are a vital part of our ecosystem, filtering air, providing shade, and just comforting us with their quiet beauty. From hidden redwoods to secret Torrey Pines and Joshua trees not in Joshua Tree, here are some top tall-tree outdoor adventures.

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  18. All Ride, All Ride, All Ride

    Next time you’re ready to go for a spin, try adding some parks, picnic spots, beach hangouts, and beer bonuses you just can’t find at the gym. Here are three beautiful trails to pedal this spring. All ride then, let’s go!

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  19. Urban Art Walks of LA

    LA is home to the great artdoors, and these three urban walks dazzle with everything from historic downtown parks and art complexes to a magnificent great wall of mural art in North LA.

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  20. Game Plan for These Outdoor Adventures

    Whether it's booking wilderness permits, finding first-come, first-served options, or just setting a date for a trip, it's good to have a game plan for some top outdoor adventures. Here are several favorites to plan for this summer.

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  21. Woman taking a photo of the San Gabriel Mountains from a hiking trail at Azusa River Wilderness Park in Los Angeles

    Find Your Flow

    Refresh your spring with some hikes and bike rides alongside rivers, with bonuses like artwork, flowers, and beer! Here are three places where adventure includes a river running through it. Get flowing!

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  22. Hiker walking into the Thurston Lava Tube in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

    Eight Great National Parks

    Happy National Park Week! Choosing some favorites is like putting together a Greatest Hits album: We think it's all good! Here's a compilation of 8 great national parks and some of our favorite adventures within them ...

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  1. Sponsored

    Best in Snow

    There’s snow better destination for outdoor fun and events. Plumas County is a northern Sierra Nevada dreamland, with vast outdoor spaces, places, and races! Snowshoe Lassen Volcanic National Park, downhill ski at charming Coppervale Resort, and have a blast at the quirky Longboard Races.

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  2. Hike from Point Fermin Park to Angels Gate Park

    Park it Here

    Do a 2.5-mile scenic hike from Point Fermin Park to Angels Gate Park in Los Angeles. It’s got big trees, big ocean views, and a food and beer bonus!

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  3. Skull On!

    Temescal Canyon not only has epic views, it's got a waterfall right now, one that only shows after big rains. Head out on this 4.6-mile loop.

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  4. Two people walking towards Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point Orange County

    Getting Salty

    Long walks on the beach are great, but what about long walks to the beach? This 7.7-mile (round-trip) to the beautiful Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point is one of the best in Orange County.

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  1. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park waterfall hike in Sonoma Valley

    Sweet as Sugarloaf

    Right in the heart of wine country there’s plenty more than wine flowing right now, with an oft unheralded waterfall that has surged to an exuberant spectacle from all the recent rain.

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  2. Muiraculous Beauty

    Ready to make your non-California friends jealous? Have a bonfire at Muir Beach while watching the sunset. This is Northern California living at its most braggadocious.

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  3. From Town to Falls

    Mount Tam’s Cascade Falls is a bit under the radar, tucked back off a residential area in Mill Valley. Some people drive up to the tiny parking lot nearest to the falls. Do an easy 3-mile (round-trip) hike right from downtown Mill Valley, weaving through quiet streets and secret trails.

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  4. oak manor labyrinth

    Loma Alta's Hidden Labyrinth

    Oak Manor Labyrinth in Marin’s Loma Alta Open Space is a hidden gem with huge views. The 2-mile out-and-back hike to reach it is a bit steep in parts, but the payoff is a 360-degree joy to the wild (with a bit of cityscape).

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