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San Francisco: Alameda Quicksilver County Park Loop Take a self-guided tour of abandoned mine shafts and old miner homesteads on this 7.9-mile loop with breathtaking vistas of the San Francisco Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains.Los Angeles: Crystal Cove State Beach Trace the rugged, uninhabited coastline of Crystal Cove on this 5.2-mile out-and-back to sunbleached bluffs, swirling tidal pools, and a deserted settlement of old beach villas.

John Muir Trail Section 5: Onion Valley to Whitney Portal Tag Mount Whitney, the Lower 48's highest peak, during this 42-mile trek into Sequoia National Park where there's more acreage of wilderness than you'll know what to do with.

Kings Canyon National Park: Bullfrog Lake Overlook via Kearsarge Pass Trek along a series of High Sierra lakes nestled in sculpted granite basins below towering alpine peaks on this 11.6-mile out-and-back.

San Francisco: Clipper Ridge Loop Watch ships glide into Half Moon Bay as you climb a steep ridgeline, then drop into a secluded ravine perfect for spying wildlife.

This loop with recommended spur trail runs 7.6 miles.

Los Angeles: Zuma Canyon Loop This 4.2-mile hike begins in a deep cleft of the Santa Monica Mnts., then winds up a mellow ridgeline with gorgeous ocean views.

Zuma Canyon is a lush basin of wildflowers in season.

San Francisco: Rodeo Beach Loop This 9.6-mile hike offers a tour of the Marin Headlands, then loops to include fine bluff views of San Francisco Bay and the Pacific. San Francisco: Sam Mc Donald County Park Loop This 5-mile loop wanders through huge redwood stands along the western slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

San Francisco, CA: Pirates Cove Loop, Golden Gate National Recreation Area Ahoy matey!

Come along on a foggy, mysterious hike to Pirates Cove in Golden Gate National Recreation Area just outside of San Francisco, California.

Oakland, CA: Stewartville Backpackers Camp, Black Diamond Mines Backpack into California’s history to Stewartville Backpackers Camp, when Black Diamond Mines was the largest coal mining operation in the San Francisco East Bay Hills. Wanda, John Muir National Historic Site Roam the Alahambra Valley hills, where John Muir spent 32 years of his life, enjoying Mt.

Wanda's nature trails in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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