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April 28, 2006 4:37 PM   Subscribe

I love Bay Area Hiker (that's San Francisco Bay) — do you know of any great hiking sites for other regions of California?

I enjoy Jane's trail descriptions, knowledge of flora and fauna, directions to the trails and all the other need-to-know info she provides. Are there any other sites like this specfic to particular regions of California?
posted by DakotaPaul to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (9 answers total)
I am rather fond of Kevin Gong's site.
posted by symphonik at 5:17 PM on April 28, 2006

I've used Local Hikes in the LA area. I think the content is user generated, so the quality of the descriptions will vary with the quality of the person entering the description.
posted by willnot at 5:22 PM on April 28, 2006

symphonik -- thank you for that wonderful link! My husband and I recently moved to the bay area (San Mateo) and are looking forward to a lot of great hiking. I already found Bay Area Hiker, but Kevin Gong's source is a great additional resource. Thanks!!
posted by handful of rain at 5:30 PM on April 28, 2006

well - this is a bit off-topic - if you're on the peninsula (like san mateo), you should check out the mid-peninsula regional open space district. i haven't been to every single one, but the ones i have been to (russian ridge, monte bello, los trancos, corte de madeira, long ridge) are all excellent, and free.
posted by sergeant sandwich at 5:44 PM on April 28, 2006


I smell a Bay Area Meetup coming. :)

(maybe a hike even)

My personal favorites, for what it's worth, are the long loops at Purisima Redwoods, Joseph Grant, and Black Mountain.
posted by symphonik at 7:18 PM on April 28, 2006

Maybe something the archives for the local TV show "Bay Area Backroads" will pique your interest. They occasionally have hiking areas on the show.
posted by drstein at 7:40 PM on April 28, 2006

Here is one I use, ventanawild
posted by hortense at 10:06 PM on April 28, 2006

Another great link, sergeant sandwich! Thanks so much -- I'm looking forward to checking out all the dog-friendly sites. I'm loving this thread!
posted by handful of rain at 12:42 PM on April 29, 2006

Another Bay Area site with some longer hikes. I haven't tried any of these (or many of the shorter ones on the other sites) -- most of my hikes have been city walks -- but I'm moving back to the Bay Area in two weeks and am looking forward to trying my feet on some of them. Thanks for the links and the post!
posted by blucevalo at 9:45 PM on April 29, 2006

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