Adventures Tagged: Coastal

Short hike in Waianapanapa State Park in Maui Hawaii Short hike in Waianapanapa State Park in Maui Hawaii Short hike in Waianapanapa State Park in Maui Hawaii

A short hike through Waianapanapa State Park in Maui takes you through coastal caves through Maui’s rainforest along the Road to Hana.

Hiking Carquinez Strait Open Space Hiking Carquinez Strait Open Space Hiking Carquinez Strait Open Space

Hiking the west portion of Carquinez Strait Open Space offers some great views of San Pablo Bay and the Caquinez Bridge.

Hiking the Pygmy Forest and Salt Point Trails Hiking the Pygmy Forest and Salt Point Trails Hiking the Pygmy Forest and Salt Point Trails

A nice coastal hike in Northern California in Salt Point State Park takes you through the Pygmy Forest and down to the Pacific Ocean.

Camping at Woodside Campground in Salt Point State Park Camping at Woodside Campground in Salt Point State Park Camping at Woodside Campground in Salt Point State Park

The campgrounds at Woodside Campground in Salt Point State Park are protected from the wind and make a great launching point for hiking the Pygmy forest and Salt Point Trails. They are also a great mushroom foraging location when it’s the right season.

Hiking at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve Hiking at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve Hiking at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Off Hwy 1 in Carmel, the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve offers a number of trails with views of marine animals such as Sea Otters, Harbor Seals, Whales, Dolphins, and Sea Lions along with great coastal views among Cypress groves.

Mushroom foray and hike at Salt Point State Park Mushroom foray and hike at Salt Point State Park Mushroom foray and hike at Salt Point State Park

My first mushroom foray proved extremely bountiful through the pygmy and coastal forest of Salt Point State Park.

Short hike on Glass Beach in Fort Bragg Short hike on Glass Beach in Fort Bragg Short hike on Glass Beach in Fort Bragg

A short hike along Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, CA offering nice coastal views and beach-worn glass.

Hiking along the Pacific Ocean at the Mendocino Bluffs Trail Hiking along the Pacific Ocean at the Mendocino Bluffs Trail Hiking along the Pacific Ocean at the Mendocino Bluffs Trail

Gorgeous northern California hike along the coastal bluffs of the Pacific Ocean in Mendocino.

Hiking the Kortum Trail at Sonoma Coast State Park Hiking the Kortum Trail at Sonoma Coast State Park Hiking the Kortum Trail at Sonoma Coast State Park

A gorgeous but foggy coastal hike on the Kortum trail from Shell Beach to Goat Rock Beach offers a great hike through coastal wetlands on wooden walkways and a great view of shale bluffs and the Pacific coast from Sonoma Coast State Park.

Hiking the San Francisco Bay Area Ridge Trail Benicia Vallejo Buffer segment Hiking the San Francisco Bay Area Ridge Trail Benicia Vallejo Buffer segment Hiking the San Francisco Bay Area Ridge Trail Benicia Vallejo Buffer segment

A portion of the San Francisco Bay Area Ridge Trail runs through the Benicia Vallejo Buffer separating the cities with views of the northern San Francisco Bay and the Carquinez Strait.

Hiking the Tennessee Valley Trail in Marin Headlands Hiking the Tennessee Valley Trail in Marin Headlands Hiking the Tennessee Valley Trail in Marin Headlands

Great short coastal hike within the GGNRA Marin Headlands offers several trails to choose from in a valley leading to the coast.

Hiking Batteries to Bluffs Trail in San Francisco Hiking Batteries to Bluffs Trail in San Francisco Hiking Batteries to Bluffs Trail in San Francisco

Hikers flock to this scenic hike on sandy stairways along the Pacific coast with views of the Marin Headlands, Golden Gate Bridge, and the northwest tip of San Francisco.

Hiking the Martin's Path near Stinson Beach Hiking the Martin's Path near Stinson Beach Hiking the Martin's Path near Stinson Beach

Find a nice day and take a hike on the short Matin’s Path trail to the Pacific Ocean near Stinson Beach.

A Hike on the Steep Ravine Trail in Marin A Hike on the Steep Ravine Trail in Marin A Hike on the Steep Ravine Trail in Marin

Marin offers this great coastal hike in Northern California on the Steep Ravine Trail. Gorgeous redwoods, ocean views, and a cool sea breeze welcome you.

Hiking American Canyon Wetlands, Napa River and SF Bay Trails Hiking American Canyon Wetlands, Napa River and SF Bay Trails Hiking American Canyon Wetlands, Napa River and SF Bay Trails

Hiking along serene San Francisco Bay wetlands converted from a landfill and salt production area. This is a birder’s paradise with a large amount of wildlife, both winged and not.

Short hike on Limantour Beach in Southern Point Reyes Short hike on Limantour Beach in Southern Point Reyes Short hike on Limantour Beach in Southern Point Reyes

Took a very short hike along the beach at Limantour Beach in Point Reyes. The beach is very long and not all that crowded. The beach’s proximity keeps the waves fairly small here.

Hiking the Tomales Point Trail in Point Reyes Hiking the Tomales Point Trail in Point Reyes Hiking the Tomales Point Trail in Point Reyes

One of my personal favorites, the hike on Tomales Point Trail in Point Reyes is almost ten of the most scenic miles you’ll ever find yourself hiking. Tule Elk, wildflowers galore and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean in northern Pt. Reyes.

Hiking in Tomales Bay State Park Hiking in Tomales Bay State Park Hiking in Tomales Bay State Park

A short hike around trails through Tomales Bay State Park. Fern-covered forests and several beaches await.

Hiking San Pedro Valley to Montara State Beach Hiking San Pedro Valley to Montara State Beach Hiking San Pedro Valley to Montara State Beach

Watch for a nice clear day and escape the heat hiking from San Pedro Valley Park to Montara State Beach and McNee Ranch starting in Pacifica and ending in Montara, CA.

Hiking Cataract Falls Trail on Mt. Tamalpais Hiking Cataract Falls Trail on Mt. Tamalpais Hiking Cataract Falls Trail on Mt. Tamalpais

A gorgeous vertical hike along the Cataract Falls Trail on Mt. Tamplpais in Fairfield, CA. Seemingly endless waterfalls cascade along this wooded out and back trail. The hike ends with gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean overlooking Bolinas.

Hiking Tomales Point Trail in Point Reyes National Seashore Hiking Tomales Point Trail in Point Reyes National Seashore Hiking Tomales Point Trail in Point Reyes National Seashore

The Tomales Point Trail is a 9.5 mile hike along a northern peninsula of Point Reyes National Seashore between Tomales Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Herds of Tule Elk, flocks of sea birds, wildflowers, and excellent coastal views treat hikers on this beautiful hike in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Tidepool Walk at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Tidepool Walk at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Tidepool Walk at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

The best tidepools in the San Francisco Bay Area, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve isn’t much of a hike but offers you freedom to walk around expansive tidepools and a perfectly clean beach. Watch for low tides to visit.

Hiking SF Bay Trail in Candlestick Point SRA Hiking SF Bay Trail in Candlestick Point SRA Hiking SF Bay Trail in Candlestick Point SRA

The lengthy SF Bay Trail runs alongside the SF Bay and 3COM/Candlestick Park in the section named Candlestick Point State Recreation Area. Two and a half miles of scenic bay hiking to be had here.

Hiking Angel Island State Park in the SF Bay Hiking Angel Island State Park in the SF Bay Hiking Angel Island State Park in the SF Bay

Take a ferry to hike or bike on the gorgeous island called Angel’s Island State Park. Excellent 360 degree view of the San Francisco Bay from Mount Livermore, the highest point on the island.

Hiking Beaches at Garrapata State Park Hiking Beaches at Garrapata State Park Hiking Beaches at Garrapata State Park

Wow, the beaches here are gorgeous and the Pacific Coastal Range rises abruptly along Highway 1 South of Monterey at Garrapata State Park.

Hiking Bay Area Ridge Trail and others in San Francisco Presidio Hiking Bay Area Ridge Trail and others in San Francisco Presidio Hiking Bay Area Ridge Trail and others in San Francisco Presidio

The Presidio has a lot of hiking trails situated in the northwesternmost part of the city. Great views of the Golden Gate and Pacific Ocean await.

Hike on Lands End Trail in San Francisco CA Hike on Lands End Trail in San Francisco CA Hike on Lands End Trail in San Francisco CA

The Land’s End trail on the Pacific Ocean in San Francisco offers an excellent and relaxing hike with gorgeous sunset views.

Hiking through Muir Woods Hiking through Muir Woods Hiking through Muir Woods

An excellent winter hike through Muir woods including the Bootjack trail, Troop 80 trail, Panoramic trail, Sierra Trail and the Camp Eastwood trail. Views of flowing creeks, the Pacific Ocean, Redwoods, ferns and mushrooms.

Hike at Mussel Rock in Pacifica California Hike at Mussel Rock in Pacifica California Hike at Mussel Rock in Pacifica California

I bet Scooby Doo wouldn’t have tried sailing around Mussel Rock. This was an odd hike. The area is full of landslide, and landslide protection. In fact you hike on it. Will have to visit on a clear day but the highlight is definitely making your way down to the rocks at low tide right by Mussel Rock itself.

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Mid winter was a great time to go see Alamere Falls in Pt. Reyes. The easy terrain makes this medium distance hike seem like nothing. There are three sets of waterfalls, two lakes and some mud along the way. There is a minor climbing challenge to descend to the very bottom falls, which are the best of the three.

Hiking amongst hang Gliders at Fort Funston Hiking amongst hang Gliders at Fort Funston Hiking amongst hang Gliders at Fort Funston

Hiking along Fort Funston can be a little crowded but offers great ocean views and a special treat in having hang gliders flying by you as you walk.

Hiking the Mori Point Trail in Pacifica California Hiking the Mori Point Trail in Pacifica California Hiking the Mori Point Trail in Pacifica California

Mori Point is on the more northern side of Pacific on the peninsula. It’s a fairly short hike but offers some minor elevation change and great views of the Pacific ocean. Stop by the cafe at the pier for a snack.

Hiking at Milagra Ridge Hiking at Milagra Ridge Hiking at Milagra Ridge

A hike along the coast in Pacifica, CA. Milagra Ridge County Park is currently going through restoration (and preservation). Offers great views north to Mt. Tamalpais and south along the Coastal Mountains.

Trail at Ano Nuevo curved by an earthquake fault Elephant seals on the beach at Ano Nuevo Coastline of the Pacific Ocean at Ano Nuevo

Ano Nuevo is west of Hwy 1 not too far north of Half Moon Bay. Dramatic earthquake faults and coastline mixed with sand dunes and elephant seals.

Backpacking in Pt. Reyes Backpacking in Pt. Reyes Backpacking in Pt. Reyes

A backpacking trip along the Coast Trail (and others) along Pt. Reyes National Seashore near Pt. Reyes Station in California.