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Down the road, over the hill- a hiking we will go

Updated on December 8, 2012

California hiking trails

A trail in Yosemite National park
A trail in Yosemite National park
Picnic at Yosemite
Picnic at Yosemite
Lake Hennessy in Napa with the Hiking club from Benicia, Ca.
Lake Hennessy in Napa with the Hiking club from Benicia, Ca.
Biking at Lake Tahoo
Biking at Lake Tahoo
Burney Falls near Redding, CA
Burney Falls near Redding, CA
Joshua Tree park near Palm Springs
Joshua Tree park near Palm Springs

The wonder of nature and healthy living

After reading 10 easy-to-plan Staycations to Adventure I began remembering how much my husband and I enjoy a day away without having to pay ( an arm and a leg). It really got my adventure juices to flowing and I am ready to take to the hills or anywhere away from home.

Gary and I both love to hike and bike so a few years ago Gary found a local hiking club in the neighboring town. They plan a hike at least once a month and more often as weather permits. The trails are usually within fifty to seventy miles and range from areas near or beside the ocean to hills covered with forest or seasonal beauty.

During the past year I have had knee problems that finally resulted in surgery a few months ago. I have been advised to switch to riding my bike instead of walking or hiking.I love bike riding so that is a great idea!

We live in a town that has some pretty nice walking/biking trails but recently I had the idea to load our bikes on the car and drive to small country towns and then ride the bikes and explore different places. We both enjoy small towns with antique shops and unique cafes so that is what we are planning to do until the winter rains begin.

University of California, Davis has a beautiful path that winds around through the college, beside a stream and there are many native plants with names of each visible as your wonder along. I imagine most towns have bike paths along the roads if not separate paths for our use. I can hardly wait until next week when we plan to begin these adventures!

Some of our favorite hiking spots in California are: Lake Tahoe, Lake Hennessy, Napa, Burney Falls, Redding, Joshua Tree National park, Palm Springs and Lake Tahoe.

The regional parks all welcome the ones of us who love to be outside enjoying nature.

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    • Bettyoverstreet10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Betty (Alawine) Overstreet 

      5 years ago from Vacaville, Ca.

      I will check it out. Gary loves Yosemite, used to take his kids when they were little. We were there in snow once, and again when my knee started to bother me so couldn't hike. Have a great weekend!

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Of the places you mentioned, I have visited Joshua Tree National Park as well as places in Napa...although we were not on bikes. Hope your knee is well healed so that you can enjoy hiking as well as biking. There is nothing better than seeing nature up close and personal like the two of you are getting to do. Nice! If you wish to see some gorgeous scenery check out my hub on Pictures of our hiking in scenic Yosemite National Park. Some breathtakingly beautiful hikes are there to be enjoyed!

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