30 Epic Northern California Hikes for Your Bucket List

person standing at the base of a redwood tree

If you love hiking, Northern California has just about every kind of hike you can imagine. Redwood forests? Check. Fern-covered canyons? Got it. Rugged coastline and black sand beaches? Yup and yup. There’s an astounding number of incredible hikes in Northern California for just about every difficulty level and location! We’ve grouped this post by … Read more 30 Epic Northern California Hikes for Your Bucket List

San Francisco to Muir Woods (With or Without Reservations): How to Get There & What to Do!

A path leading through a foggy redwood forest in Muir Woods, surrounded by tall red tree trunks of the redwood tree

Just about an hour north of San Francisco, you’ll find towering old-growth coast redwoods deep in a beautiful national forest, right in the heart of Marin County. Muir Woods, named for the famous conservationist John Muir, is one of the gems of the San Francisco Bay Area, located in Mill Valley, California.  It’s a popular … Read more San Francisco to Muir Woods (With or Without Reservations): How to Get There & What to Do!

7 Easy Yosemite Hikes for Beginner Hikers

Out of all the national parks in the United States, Yosemite is one of the most iconic! If you like the peace and quiet of a beautiful national park, this is an ideal stop on your next trip to California. You can breathe easy – (uh, provided you aren’t visiting during wildfire season!) – and … Read more 7 Easy Yosemite Hikes for Beginner Hikers

11 Best Redwoods Near San Francisco

Whether you’re a born-and-raised Californian or visiting Northern California for vacation, you can’t help but feel awe every time you’re in the presence of a mighty redwood. Redwoods are some of the tallest trees in the world, and some can live to two or three thousand years old. While you can indeed find a few … Read more 11 Best Redwoods Near San Francisco

12 Best Yosemite Valley Hikes for All Levels

Yosemite Valley – just the name alone conjures up images of magnificent views, taller than belief granite walls, and thundering waterfalls. Even a single day in Yosemite Valley will show you that Yosemite lives up to its reputation as a premier national park! Every year, nearly 5 million people visit Yosemite National Park. The park’s … Read more 12 Best Yosemite Valley Hikes for All Levels

21 Best Hikes in Los Angeles (For All Levels!)

Los Angeles is the city that dreams are made of! The rich and famous often take center stage in this dazzling city full of glitz and glamour, leaving other aspects behind closed curtains. It’s time to bring your attention to the city’s vast and varied—and rather breathtaking—geography with these incredible hikes in L.A. L.A. is … Read more 21 Best Hikes in Los Angeles (For All Levels!)

How to Hike Santiago Peak, the Tallest Mountain in Orange County

Santiago Peak, also referred to as Saddleback Mountain, is Orange County’s highest summit. It’s also one of the most scenic and worthwhile hikes in Orange County! The mountain, located in Cleveland National Forest and amongst the Santa Ana mountain range, overlooks South Orange County and the Los Angeles Basin with incredible city views and steep, … Read more How to Hike Santiago Peak, the Tallest Mountain in Orange County

9 Best Hikes in Big Sur to Add to Your Bucket List

Big Sur is an unbeatable highlight of California’s coast! Nature lovers dream of this beautiful area because of its picturesque camping sites, unparalleled hiking trails, and magical ocean views. Big Sur includes stunning coves, waterfalls, and rock formations, unlike any other area of the state, making it a popular spot for visitors and native Californians. … Read more 9 Best Hikes in Big Sur to Add to Your Bucket List

7 Breathtaking Malibu Hikes with Mountain and Coastal Views

Welcome to Malibu, where there are endless coastline and ocean views! While these views can be enjoyed by taking a drive along the Pacific Coast Highway or at one of the many Malibu beaches, there are even better vantage points for taking in all the beauty of this coastal city—on a hike in Malibu! Malibu … Read more 7 Breathtaking Malibu Hikes with Mountain and Coastal Views

6 Exciting Palm Springs Hikes for Your Next Getaway

With Joshua Tree National Park (and its awesome hikes) so close by, the remaining Palm Springs area doesn’t get much attention but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t! Palm Springs is located between not one, not two, but four mountain ranges — and let us not forget about the Coachella Valley stretching in almost every direction! … Read more 6 Exciting Palm Springs Hikes for Your Next Getaway