Stones are visible in the clear water of Cathedral Lake which reflects the peak in the background.

Best Hikes in Yosemite

These hikes in Yosemite are a smorgasbord of short, rewarding hikes to full-day long-haul challenges, with a nice selection in between to satisfy everyone.

Moon Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon

Travel writer and experienced outdoorswoman Ann Marie Brown offers her in-depth knowledge of Yosemite, from hiking through Tuolumne Meadows and horseback riding in Wawona to buying shower time at local campgrounds. Brown provides trip strategies for every type of traveler, including The Hardcore Hiker, The Waterfall Lover, and even A Winter Weekend, for those visiting […]

Sunlight filters through the trunks of thin tall redwoods along the wooded portion of the trail.

San Francisco Bay Area Day Hike: Pomo Canyon Trail

Although the trail presents great views of the ocean and the Russian River when the weather is clear, it also leads to a destination that doesn’t need sunshine to be enjoyable. In fact, a hike to Pomo Canyon’s redwood grove in dense fog or light rain may be one of the most romantic walks you’ve ever taken. Learn more about this hike from expert Ann Marie Brown.