15 Best Hikes in Orange County, California (Where to Hit the Trail)

Best Hikes in Orange County, California

The best hikes in Orange County! From panoramic ocean views to wildflowers, cascading waterfalls, and where to see local wildlife along the way. Orange County, California is one of the best places in Southern California to enjoy 42 miles of coastline and 278 days of sunshine. It’s no surprise then that Orange County is most … Read more

13 Best Malibu Hikes: From Waterfalls to Coastal Views 

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The best Malibu hikes! From waterfalls to coastal views, skip the beach and hit the trails to explore another side of Malibu, California. Malibu is famous for its scenic beaches, celebrity culture, and gorgeous coastal real estate. What you might not know about Malibu though is that it also has some of the best hiking … Read more

12 Best Santa Cruz Hikes (From a Local Who Grew Up Hiking Them)

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From redwoods to coastal views, these are the best Santa Cruz hikes from a local who grew up hiking them.  There’s a lot to love about Santa Cruz but perhaps one of the biggest draws to this coastal town is just how much nature there is to explore within the county.  As someone who grew … Read more

9 Places to See Redwoods Near San Francisco (Local’s Guide)

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The best places to see redwoods near San Francisco, from a local who grew up hiking through them. Walking through a hushed coastal redwood forest in Northern California is perhaps one of the most magical experiences you can have. It’s damp, quiet, peaceful, and you’re surrounded by some of the tallest and oldest trees in … Read more

Best Big Basin Hikes & Campgrounds | Big Basin Redwoods State Park

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Your complete guide to Big Basin Redwoods State Park. From the best Big Basin hikes to the best campgrounds and everything you should know before you go. Big Basin Redwoods State Park brings back fond memories from my childhood of hiking through the quiet redwood forest and being immersed in nature from a young age. … Read more

14 Best Hikes in San Francisco, California (From a Local)

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The best hikes in San Francisco! These are the best hiking spots around the city for good views and getting the good kind of lost in nature. No driving necessary.   Although there are various hiking opportunities and parks around the Bay Area and beyond, a lot of people don’t realize how many hiking opportunities there … Read more