The view from The Meadows

Wunderlich County Park Loop 
5.5 miles – 1153 ft.

Wunderlich County Park in San Mateo County is a gem of a local hike spot with history. In addition to numerous hiking trails through redwoods,…

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View to the south from Arch Rock

Point Reyes: Arch Rock Loop 
11.7 miles – 1895 ft

Point Reyes National Seashore is a birder’s paradise with more than 45% of North American avian species living in the park. It’s also home to…

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Several people walk the meditation labyrinth at Lands End Point with Golden Gate Bridge in the background.

Lands End Loop: Sutro Baths, China Beach & Cliff House 
 5.2 miles – 916 ft.

This quintessential hike on the northwestern shore of the city of San Francisco (Lands End) offers one of my favorite views of the Golden Gate…

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A hiker crouching beneath a downed tree is dwarfed by the towering redwoods.

Armstrong Redwoods Loop 
 2.3 miles – 473 ft.

When visiting the Russian River Valley for a weekend wine getaway, it’s always good to mix a little exercise in with the indulgence. Armstrong Redwoods…

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The dock and general store at China Camp Village

China Camp Loop 
8.5 miles – 700 ft.

China Camp State Park gets its name from the historic fishing village that thrived along the shoreline here in the 1880s. At one time the…

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A movie-perfect view of the Pacific coast.

Coastal Trail: Tennessee Valley to Pelican Inn 9.7 miles – 2386 ft.

The stretch of the Coastal Trail from Tennessee Valley to Muir Beach is one of my all-time favorites in the Bay Area with postcard perfect…

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Redwood Creek

Muir Woods and Mt. Tam loop 
4.5 miles – 1831 feet

Muir Woods National Monument is a major tourist destination in the Bay Area with good reason. The majestic redwood trees are a wonder of Mother Nature…

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Mt. Diablo day

Mt. Diablo day

Saturday’s hike was our longest yet, 5.5 hours and a perfect round 12 miles (we walked a little extra distance in the parking lot to…

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Marin Headlands buddy hike

Marin Headlands buddy hike

Last weekend was a “buddy hike” in the Marin Headlands. For those who have been following the blog for awhile, you’ve heard that phrase before….

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Wildflowers of San Bruno Mountain

Wildflowers of San Bruno Mountain

San Bruno Mountain State Park is pretty unassuming. You drive past it on Highway 101 as you pass South San Francisco from SF. From the…

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