hiking + photography
day hikes in the bay area and beyond
Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
8.0 miles1600 ft elevation gain
Popular trail with scenic views of Santa Clara Valley
Las Trampas Regional Wilderness
5.3 miles1383 ft elevation gain
Panoramic views of the East Bay and wildflowers galore in the spring.
Recommended
Flatirons
2.6 miles1557 ft elevation gain
Hike through an expansive meadow followed by a climb to the iconic flatirons of Boulder, CO
Lassen Volcanic National Park
3.0 miles300 ft elevation gain
Multicolored volcanic landscapes are viewable in this unique area of the park
Recommended
Castle Rock State Park
7.8 miles1656 ft elevation gain
Large rocks for rock climbing and scenic overlooks into the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Almaden Quicksilver County Park
6.3 miles987 ft elevation gain
You can see quick a few remnants of an old mining site here. Minutes away from Highway 85, this is a great quick escape.
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
5.5 miles1664 ft elevation gain
Steady climb up the scenic coast of Big Sur. Redwoods, canyons, ocean views, and a waterfall - it's all here.
Recommended
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
6.7 miles800 ft elevation gain
Groves of redwoods, remnants of a wildfire, and an optional historic train ride to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
Stevens Creek County Park
6.3 miles1318 ft elevation gain
A lush landscape of rolling hills hidden away just minutes away from Cupertino.
Recommended
Calero County Park
5.2 miles990 ft elevation gain
Easy to access from 101 with views of rolling hills and the Calero Reservoir
Sunol Regional Wilderness
4.9 miles1150 ft elevation gain
Ascend along a creek to see Sunol's Cave Rocks, High Valley Camp, and Flag Hill.
Recommended
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
6.0 miles760 ft elevation gain
Peaceful walk through old growth coastal redwoods.
Recommended
Crater Lake National Park
3.4 miles1010 ft elevation gain
Go well above Crater Lake for great views of this stunning lake
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
5.0 miles1250 ft elevation gain
A scenic climb out of Big Basin onto a rock formation.