Hiking Peters Creek Loop at Portola Redwoods State Park

Portola Redwoods State Park is frequently forgotten. Its more famous brother, Big Basin State Park, sees way more hikers. Nestled deep in the redwood-covered Santa Cruz mountains, the park has so many to offer. Peters Creek Loop trail features, probably, the most scenic area, that could compete with northern coastal groves. The trail is kick…

Yosemite Hike

Do you have one track that you never able to complete? Always something happens. Weather, timing, closures… For me its four mile trail that starts from Yosemite Valley and slowly climbs up to Glacier Point. On our first visit, it was so hot so after a mile of the hike, my not trained body gave…

Waterfall hikes. San Francisco South Bay and Peninsula edition

Winter brings rain, and with the rains, waterfalls season starts. When mountains and their mighty falls are still covered with the deep snow, Bay Area local waterfalls bring joy. This list includes waterfalls located in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Except for Long Ridge, you will need to pay for parking or entrance. Uvas Canyon also…

Portola Redwoods State Park: Tip Toe Falls

Winter is an eventful season. Snow in Sierras and Cascades, storms on the coast, rain in the Bay. And when it starts to rain the Bay Area, the best thing to do is go hike waterfalls. North Bay has its jewels, as well as Mt.Diablo. Peninsula has Big Basin famous Berry Falls and other smaller…