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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: Starting point of the hike: 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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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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Valley of Fire State Park, NV

Reading Time: 2 minutes After a full day at Zion National Park, we drove in the direction of Nevada and stayed at a motel in St.George, UT. Next day morning, on the way to home, we stopped at Valley of Fire State Park, outside of Las Vegas. This park is certainly a magic hour visit worthy for photography. Sunrise/sunset […]

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Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, UT

Reading Time: 2 minutes On the way to Grand Canyon National Park from Bryce Canyon National Park, we made another unplanned stop at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. We had no idea of this park, just saw the board on the highway and decided to check it out. Turned out to be a great park that has a […]

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Mavericks Cliffs Trail – Half Moon Bay, CA

Reading Time: 2 minutes Just an hour drive from south bay, Mavericsk Cliffs Trail at Half Moon Bay is an easy hike along the cliffs overlooking the famous surf location. I started the walk at Tide Pool Parking lot (google it for direction), and the trail starts just across the parking lot through a gate that leads to the cliff. […]

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