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The Ultimate Sunday Hike

Hike Maisie's Peak for Spectacular South Bay Views

A short drive and a mildly strenuous hike deliver great rewards at one of the South Bay's most accessible open spaces. Located on the western, urban fringe of Santa Clara County, the Fremont Older Open Space Preserve protects over 739 rugged acres.

Step Up in Golden Gate Heights for the Ultimate Weekend Hike

Exploring neighborhoods is an intrinsic part of getting to know any city, whether visiting as a traveler or rambling through a local hood. No doubt one of the more interesting aspects of San Francisco is its geography—it's surrounded by water on three sides and said, like Rome, to be built on seven hills.

Ultimate Sunday Hike: Dog Walking the Oakwood Valley Trail

Oakwood Valley trail

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area's Oakwood Valley is a perfect hiking spot for a variety of users. Easily accessible from both San Francisco and Marin, the secluded 1.5-mile loop combines a fire road and trail, and passes through mighty eucalyptus groves, verdant meadows, as well as strands of bay laurel and oak interspersed with lush ferns.

The Ultimate Sunday Hike: Panoramic Views at Ring Mountain in Tiburon

If you're in the mood for all around killer views, great spring wildflowers, and some moderately challenging uphill hiking then Ring Mountain in Tiburon is just the ticket. Easily accessible from both San Francisco and the East Bay, it's a great place to show a new visitor to the Bay Area the dramatic geography that makes this place so special.

The Ultimate Sunday Hike: Sonoma Valley Regional Park & Suttonfield Lake

Looking for a delightful winter hike in the woods? One you can do in the rain, without muddying up the hiking shoes?

The Ultimate Sunday Hike: The Albany Bulb

 One of the many iconic scultures at the Albany Bulb

Urban wasteland or artistic expression? Visit the Albany Waterfront Trail (aka the Albany Bulb) and decide for yourself. 

The Ultimate Sunday Hike: The Back Door into Muir Woods

Back Door to Muir Woods

Muir Woods National Monument in Marin County is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Bay Area.

The Ultimate Sunday Hike: Pogonip Park Santa Cruz

Pogonip Park Santa Cruz

If you've read this far, it's probable the title of this month's hike piqued your curiosity. I discovered this hidden jewel on a recent weekend in Santa Cruz; we were looking for some easily accessible morning hiking/dog walking.

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