Adventures Tagged: National Park

Hiking the Pipiwai Trail in O'he'o Gulch to Waimoku Falls in Maui Hiking the Pipiwai Trail in O'he'o Gulch to Waimoku Falls in Maui Hiking the Pipiwai Trail in O'he'o Gulch to Waimoku Falls in Maui

A great hike on the Pipiwai Trail in the O’he’o Gulch in Haleakala National Park on Maui winds through bamboo forests and along a river with excellent waterfall views.

Group Backpacking Trip to Glen Aulin and May Lake in Tuolumne Meadows Yosemite Group Backpacking Trip to Glen Aulin and May Lake in Tuolumne Meadows Yosemite Group Backpacking Trip to Glen Aulin and May Lake in Tuolumne Meadows Yosemite

A group backpacking trip through Tuolumne Meadows from Lembert Dome to Glen Aulin and on to May Lake at almost 10,000 ft. elevation.

Hiking Vernal Falls and Nevada Falls up the Mist Trail and back on the John Muir Trail Hiking Vernal Falls and Nevada Falls up the Mist Trail and back on the John Muir Trail Hiking Vernal Falls and Nevada Falls up the Mist Trail and back on the John Muir Trail

Hiking the Mist Trail to Vernal Falls and continuing on to hike to Nevada Falls is an epic adventure that you won’t soon forget. To make this a loop trail consider taking the John Muir Trail back down to the trailhead.

Hike on the Yosemite Valley Loop Trail and the Mirror Lake and Snow Creek Trails Hike on the Yosemite Valley Loop Trail and the Mirror Lake and Snow Creek Trails Hike on the Yosemite Valley Loop Trail and the Mirror Lake and Snow Creek Trails

A gorgeous unseasonably snowy spring hike along a portion of the Yosemite Valley Loop Trail to the Mirror Lake and Snowy Creek Trails.

Camping at North Pines Campground Site 500 in Yosemite National Park Camping at North Pines Campground Site 500 in Yosemite National Park Camping at North Pines Campground Site 500 in Yosemite National Park

A great 3 night camping trip to Yosemite at site 500 in North Pines campground with snow, good hiking and a couple great hikes.

Hiking among Giant Sequoias at Mariposa Grove in Yosemite Hiking among Giant Sequoias at Mariposa Grove in Yosemite Hiking among Giant Sequoias at Mariposa Grove in Yosemite

This hike through the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias at Yosemite National Park might be crowded, but it yields breathtaking examples of some of the earth’s oldest and largest trees.

Camping at North Pines Campground in Yosemite Camping at North Pines Campground in Yosemite Camping at North Pines Campground in Yosemite

North Pines campground in the northeastern part of Yosemite Valley is a favorite offering great access to the river and a secluded feel.

A hike among Sequoia at Tuolumne Grove in Yosemite A hike among Sequoia at Tuolumne Grove in Yosemite A hike among Sequoia at Tuolumne Grove in Yosemite

The hike down to the Sequoia tree grove at Tuolumne Grove in Yosemite is hilly but hikers are rewarded with numerous large Sequoias and an old tree tunnel, without the crowd.

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.

Hike to Echo Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park Hike to Echo Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park Hike to Echo Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Starting at Summit Lake this relatively easy hike to Echo Lake takes you by several smaller lakes and includes crossing a beautiful meadow. Excellent views of Lassen Peak and Bumpass Mountain.

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.

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 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.

Hiking to Lower Yosemite Falls Hiking to Lower Yosemite Falls Hiking to Lower Yosemite Falls

Somewhat seasonal, Yosemite Falls is one of the highlights of visiting the National Park. A nice short hike that isn’t too wet and offers a number of great photograph opportunities.

Hiking to Bridalveil Falls in Yosemite Hiking to Bridalveil Falls in Yosemite Hiking to Bridalveil Falls in Yosemite

Bridalveil Falls flows year-round from Bridalveil Creek and is the first set of falls seen as you enter Yosemite Valley. Prepare to get a little wet on this nice, short and paved hike to it’s base.

Hiking to Mirror Lake and Meadow Hiking to Mirror Lake and Meadow Hiking to Mirror Lake and Meadow

Great views and a pleasant trail through the northeast end of Yosemite Valley, the hike to Mirror Lake is a must do short hike while visiting the Yosemite Valley.

Camping at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Camping at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Camping at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite

Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite lies in the Yosemite Valley east of Curry Village. It is the closest to Happy Isles and the Mist Trail with a seasonal creek behind some of the sites. Site 174 was great.

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.

Backpacking in Tuolumne Meadows within Yosemite National Park Backpacking in Tuolumne Meadows within Yosemite National Park Backpacking in Tuolumne Meadows within Yosemite National Park

Tuolumne Falls, White Cascade, Glen Aulin, McGee Lake, Polly Dome Lakes, May Lake and Mount Hoffman made for an excellent backpack journey begging for extra memory cards for your camera.

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.