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  1. Hike the Tahoe Rim Trail: Insider Tips on Planning a Trip

    Ready to plan your own alpine lake adventure? Check out these insider tips on how to hike the Tahoe Rim Trail.

  2. Santa Cruz Weekend Guide: Hiking, Biking, and Coastal Adventures

    This California surfing mecca has plenty of appeal beyond the waves. Our Santa Cruz weekend guide will provide inspiration for your getaway.

  3. Insider’s Guide to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park

    Explore the ancient trees and magical mountains in this incredible region. This is a premier destination for hiking and camping!

  4. Insider's Guide to Pinnacles National Park

    Rock castles that reach into the sky are the beacons of adventure at Pinnacles National Park. Hike, climb, and camp in this amazing park.

  5. An Insider's Guide to Lake Tahoe Trail Running

    Fresh mountain air, miles of rolling trails, and blockbuster views of the alpine lake make Lake Tahoe trail running simply sublime.

  6. More Lava, Less Crowds: A Guide to Lassen Volcanic National Park

    With geothermal wonders, campsites galore, and one-tenth the crowds of Yosemite, Lassen Volcanic National Park is worth the drive from SF.

  7. 7 Great Reasons You Should Run the Bay to Breakers

    The Bay to Breakers promises craziness, costumes, and some seriously cool San Francisco history.

  8. 10 Must-Do Adventures for Any Lake Tahoe Bucket List

    From exploring world-class hikes to paddling the famous alpine lake's azure waters, these adventures should be on any Lake Tahoe bucket list.

  9. 5 Must-Do Summer Events in San Francisco

    Swim from Alcatraz, take in a kite festival, see free music at Stern Grove: It's all on tap at these great summer events in San Francisco.

  10. Romantic Spots in the Bay Area for an Outdoorsy Getaway

    Valentine's Day is the perfect time to visit these romantic spots in the Bay Area, where hiking, biking, and paddling up the adventurous amor.

  11. The Best Day Hikes Around San Francisco: 7 Local Favorites

    From the lofty summit of Mt. Diablo to coastal waterfalls, this list of the best day hikes around San Francisco is sure to spark exploration.

  12. 5 Things to Know If You’re Planning a Trip to the Lost Coast

    The Lost Coast, a 24-mile strip of untouched beach five hours north of San Francisco, has to be one of the most remote adventures in CA.

  13. Dipsea Trail: San Francisco's Most Technical Hiking Trail

    The Dipsea Trail runs from the Marin County of Mill Valley all the way to the Pacific Ocean, an epic adventure from land to sea.

  14. The Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail: San Francisco's Most Epic Backpacking Trip

    One of the hands-down best backpacking trips in the Bay Area, if not all of California: the Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail.

  15. 10 Best Hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area

    Hiking in San Francisco is a great way to take in views of the legendary city. Here are 10 of San Fran's best treks.

  16. The Dipsea: The Bay Area's Most Historic (and Hardcore) Trail Race

    The Dipsea Race is the oldest trail running race in the nation, and it is a true local's event, with people throughout the Bay Area vying for a spot.

  17. Q&A with San Francisco Runner Blane Bachelor

    Blane Bachelor, San Francisco runner, talks about her commitment to the sport and what makes California a runner's paradise.

  18. So, You Want to Run the Dipsea Race? Insider Tips for Newbies

    The Dipsea Race is the oldest trail race in the country, and one of the most notorious. Here's an insider's guide for first-timers.

  19. Blane Bachelor: Finding Peace on San Francisco Trails

    San Francisco-based freelance writer Blane Bachelor talks to RootsRated about her longtime love of running.

  20. 5 Must-Do Bay Area Adventures for 2015

    San Francisco and its surrounding areas are full of opportunities for exploration. Here are 5 can't-miss Bay Area adventures to do in 2015.

  21. New North Lake Tahoe Ale Trail Highlights Adventure and Ales

    Spring in Lake Tahoe is a sublime time of year. Raise a glass to the season with the North Lake Tahoe Ale Trail.

  22. The Best Trail to Tavern Pairings in San Francisco and the Bay Area

    What better way to top off a hike than by tipping back a pint or two? Here, the best trail to tavern pairings in San Francisco.

  23. 5 Life Lessons from the World’s Hardest Rock Climb

    In mid-January 2015, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgenson completed the hardest rock climb the world has ever seen. Here are our takeaways.

  24. Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Set to Open

    The Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, which opens June 6, is a testament to the two-wheeled set.

  25. The Best Bay Area Bike Rides (and the Breweries to Visit After)

    No disrespect to protein drinks, but nothing tastes better than a beer after a long ride. Here, the best Bay Area bike rides, paired with great breweries.

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