Bay Area Ocean View Hikes – Miller-Knox Hills Loop

Miller knox View

If you are fancying a Mediterranean ocean view but you can’t get to one of those countries within an hour of drive ? Considering climbing up the Crest trail, pretend close your eyes, imagine that you just travelled to Nice, France and open your eyes, and there it is, a picture perfect ocean view. Location: …

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Guide to Horseback Riding in Half Moon Bay

As a Bay Area resident or as a tourist visiting San Francisco, one of the top activities I recommend as a local who loves exploring the Half moon bay costaline is to give yourself the joy of horseback riding Half moon bay. Horseback riding in Half moon bay is indeed such a great family friendly …

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River crossing Hike – Henry Cowell State Park, CA

Another gem of Santa Cruz mountains, the Henry Cowell State Park offers camping as well as day hike options. We did a 7.3 mile loop that took us through 4 river crossings, some waist deep.  We started at Rincon Fire road parking lot and followed the trail for 1.2 miles. The first river crossing comes …

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Castle Rock State Park, CA

Here is the link to Strava Map: https://www.strava.com/activities/1030567590 Starting point of the hike: https://goo.gl/maps/DiDSbWzvb5A2 This intersection has a few different trail starting points. We parked at the designated parking lot and started at the Skyline Trail (1.7 miles) towards Laughry Woods trail (1.8 miles). From Skyline trail you have to cross the main road to reach Laughry …

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Alamere Falls, Pointe Reyes National Seashore, CA

Trailhead parking lot :  http://g.co/maps/ujy4t An approximately 10-mile round trip to the waterfall pouring into the ocean, this hike started off with a nice shaded section of eucalyptus trees.  There was a Highway 1 closure due to road conditions and we took a long detour via Muir woods to reach the trailhead. But, the drive is …

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Coastal Hike – Mori Point to Rockaway Beach , CA

One of the best hikes that offer coastal view in the bay area is along the Pacifica beach area with stunning views of the coast, beach access and if you are lucky, wild flowers. We went in the first week of May 2017 and didn’t hope for any wild flowers, but what a surprise !!! …

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Nisene Marks State Park, CA – Maple Falls Hike

A short one hour away from Bay area, is this beautiful state park, with good number of hiking options of varying difficulty levels. We did a 10-mile hike that started at the George’s Picnic Area via Aptos Creek Fire Road. And took the Bridge Creek trail to the Maple Falls. It’s a moderate-to-easy hike with few short …

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