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Canyon Creek Lakes in Trinity Alps – Backpacking Guide

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Canyon Creek Lakes in Trinity Alps is a moderately trafficked beginner friendly backpacking trip. I was 6 months pregnant when I did the hike and it was really enjoyable even during the pregnancy.    Canyon Creek Lakes Hike Stats: Distance: 16 miles round trip to lower canyon creek lake and back.  Elevation:  3200ft (according […]

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River crossing Hike – Henry Cowell State Park, CA

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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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Nisene Marks State Park, CA – Maple Falls Hike

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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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