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Hike the Lands End Trail

San Francisco, California

The Lands End Trail is a fairly easy 3 mile hike along the coastline of SF. The highlights of the trail include access to China Beach, views of the Sutro Baths and the Golden Gate.

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Explore the Presidio's Hidden Treasures

San Francisco, California

Tucked into a corner of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area is the Presidio, a beautiful little oasis of forests, beaches, and sweeping views that locals love.

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Clifftop Camping & Hot Springs in Big Sur

Big Sur, California

Campsite: There is nothing quite like driving or biking along US-1, the Pacific Coast Highway.

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Hike the Redwood Regional Park Loop

Oakland, California

Tucked away in the hills of Oakland, you will find one of the homes of California's Coastal Redwoods.

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Climb and Hike in the Garden of the Gods

Colorado Springs, Colorado

If you are new to the area a stop by the visitor center can helpful to get a map of the trails and roads in the area as well as obtaining a climbing permit (one is needed to climb and is free).

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Hike the Wildwood Trail

Portland, Oregon

Take the train to Washington Park and hike through the arboretum. This will bypass a few miles of Wildwood Trail, but you won't miss much.

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Hiking the Jenkinson Lake Loop Trail at Sly Park

Pollock Pines, California

The Jenkinson Lake Loop Trail runs along Jenkinson Lake, making for an easy, shaded, and well-marked hike that the entire family can enjoy.

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Secret Stairs Astro Loop

Los Angeles, California

I learned about these remnants of Los Angeles history, just a few months ago. When I found myself in L.A. this past month, I decided to find some of these stairs, and find out what they’re all about.

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