California is earthquake country - not exactly groundbreaking news - but the evidence is all around us in the Bay Area.
Mount Tamalpais is certainly not the highest peak in the Bay Area, but it’s perhaps the most dominating visually, presenting a graceful profile to San Francisco and the East Bay.
As one of the Bay Area's most accessible urban hikes, a climb up San Bruno Mountain has rewards at every twist and turn of the trail. The relative isolation of this steep-sloped, northernmost peak in the Santa Cruz mountain range has created habitat conditions for 14 rare and endangered species. With over 12 miles of trails there's much to see in this special place.
Fair or foggy, this loop up to Bonny Doon has much to offer, starting with fabulous coastal vistas along Highway One, then testing your stamina with one of the more challenging climbs in the region and ending with a fast descent into back into Santa Cruz.
As frequent readers of Ultimate Bike and Hikes have no doubt figured out, this author is a sucker for a great view.
To take a ride out to the lighthouse on the Point Reyes Peninsula is to take a journey back in time.
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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