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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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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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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Buddy hike: Tennessee Valley and the Coastal Trail

Buddy hike: Tennessee Valley and the Coastal Trail

Our latest hike was a buddy hike: a smaller hike with our buddy group instead of the entire team. It was also a shorter hike…

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