the nature-worshiping, fun-loving adventurer’s guide
GraniteMaps is a clear and reliable way for mountain bikers and hikers to explore Wilder Ranch and UCSC's upper campus.
A satisfying half-day hike featuring long valley views, skyscraping redwoods and a delightful mini-gorge complete with a waterfall built to scale.
There's more to Año Nuevo than elephant seals.
Looking for a quick getaway or workout? This lollipop satisfies with a good 500-foot climb to a lofty redwood-lined ridge before descending to picturesque Fall Creek and following it back to the start of the loop.
A steep trail and epic views just outside Half Moon Bay.
The first draft of the San Vicente Redwoods access plan is out, with good news for mountain bikers, hikers and equestrians—and a lot fewer dogs in its future than you might think.
Two adults, four kids, one VW camper and a very crowded national park.
Sky lupine, blue-eyed grass, checkerbloom and a bazillion poppies are out on this favorite trail of mountain bikers and hikers alike.
The best places in Santa Cruz County to go hiking in wet weather.
Early results from Cemex access surveys suggest dogs and horses could become points of contention.
The fight to save the Monarch... read more
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