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  • Hike the Hill 88 Loop

    This quick, yet challenging trail run is located just minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Grab your dog (on-leash), park in the large lot next to Rodeo Beach and hit the trail! The climb starts up the Coastal Trail to the right end of the par...

    5.5 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Hike toward Ear Mountain on the Rocky Mountain Front

    Ear Mountain's trailhead is located about 125 miles north of Helena. Besides being a hefty hike, Ear Mountain's unique shape draws attention to it every year. It has a flat top while also having sheer cliffs on either side. It sticks out from the ...

    10 miles

  • Ski or Snowboard at Showdown Resort

    An easy day trip from Helena, Great Falls, and Bozeman, Showdown Resort is a great place to bring the family for a fun day crushing turns on the mountain. With 1400 vertical feet to ski down, this mountain may be small compared to other well-known...

  • Fly Fish at Big Spring Creek

    Big Spring Creek is home to big brown trout as well as rainbow trout. While most trout are about 12-18" in length, there are some larger ones waiting for you!  The creek runs for about 30 miles with gorgeous views all along the way. Almost the ent...

  • Catch a sunset at the Oceano Dunes

    Driving on the beach is fun, and there are few places in California where you can legally do it. Just south of Pismo Beach you'll find Oceano Dunes. Pay the $4.00 entrance fee and drive your car right onto the beach. Keep an eye on tides and watch...

  • Rock Climb and Explore Hellgate Gulch

    Known as one of the most serene climbing areas in Montana, as well as some of the best sport climbing in the state, if you're a climber, Hellgate Gulch is worth the visit. Within 30 miles of Helena, you'll be climbing on limestone's funky pockets....

  • Day Hike the Routeburn Track

    New Zealand's incredible Routeburn Track is popular for a reason, and to this day it is still one of the most beautiful hikes I've done. Usually backpacked in 3-4 days, this 20 mile hike is possible to do in one!  During Great Walks season (Octobe...

    20.5 miles 4100 ft gain

  • Cycle the Palmer and Cat Canyon Roads in Santa Maria Valley

    You can't go wrong with cycling around the Santa Maria Valley area. There is an abundance of interesting roads to ride along with scenic hills meandering through wineries.  I started my ride at the Los Flores Ranch Park parking lot and headed east...

    30 miles

  • Ride Your Bike Near the Highwood Mountains

    Ride across high plains, over rolling hills, or even through mountain passes, all depending on how long you want to ride for.  A popular day ride goes from Highwood, MT to Belt, MT and back. This 40-50 mile ride, whether you chose to make it a loo...

    40 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Hike or Trail Run the Rice Ranch Trail

    Hike, mountain bike, or trail run the Rice Ranch Trail in Orcutt, CA. This park is relatively small, but a great place for a hike or run. I did a 3 mile loop and could easily have added on a couple more miles. Hike up to water towers at the top an...

    3.2 miles 400 ft gain

  • Trail Run, Hike, or Mountain Bike Los Flores Ranch Park

    I'm a sucker for a good ridgeline trail, and Los Flores Ranch Park has lots of them. For a solid 5ish mile loop with about 600 ft of elevation gain, take the Manzanita Trail to the Ridge Top Trail for sweeping views of the valley, vineyards, and o...

    5 miles 700 ft gain

  • Explore Hellgate Canyon

    This challenging loop is just over 6 miles roundtrip and is well worth the effort. Just outside of Missoula, MT, you'll quickly escape the energy of the city as you explore the canyon and start hiking uphill.  Begin at the Kim Williams Trailhead o...

    6 miles

  • Fly Fish the Sun River South of Choteau

    Looking for a place to fish trout that's far less populated than other common fishing spots in the area?The Sun River is over 100 miles long, and about 70 miles of that is available for trout fishing. A good portion of the river is challenging to ...

  • Explore First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park

    Come for the scenic views and stay for the trip back in time. The First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is a National Historic Landmark. This bison cliff jump consists of a mile-long sandstone cliff, and at certain places, there are over 18 feet o...