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Address: Saratoga, CA
Activities: Hiking
Description: From mountains to the sea, all in this one hike.

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Walk along the hill crest

Beautiful views of the Santa Clara Valley. Lots of trails and choices. Sometimes a little steep, and most trails do not have shade. Parking can be a problem because we all want... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2014
Harry T
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Bay Area
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Santa Cruz, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We decided to hike this trail towards Berry Falls. We did not make it all the way to the falls (about 7 miles one way) but did get in a great hike. The first part of the hike takes you up the hill and you get a great view of the valley below. The fog was moving out which added... More 

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Bay Area
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Beautiful views of the Santa Clara Valley. Lots of trails and choices. Sometimes a little steep, and most trails do not have shade. Parking can be a problem because we all want to be there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is a beautiful hike! We took the bus from the Santa Cruz metro center downtown on a weekend at 8:30am which took us to the top of the coastal ridge. We hiked down to Waddell beach and that took about 6 hours. We then caught the bus back from Waddell creek to the Santa Cruz metro center at 5:15pm... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

My friend and I did the final 15 miles of the trail begining at Big Basin headquarters ending at Waddell Beach. This is an amazing experience and the trail is a relatively easy stroll through beautiful redwood groves. You also get to visit Berry Creek Falls about half way through which offers a good side hike to the cascade. The... More 

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Campbell, California
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34 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

This hike is quite challenging. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed. The views are stunnning and change with the seasons. Be sure to take an adequate supply of drinking water. Walking shoes are reccomended.

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San Francisco, California
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54 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

My friends and I went on a 4 day, 35 mile backpacking trip on the Skyline to Sea Trail. From Castle Rock, we backpacked approximately 11.4 miles to Waterman Gap. At Waterman Gap, there is an outhouse, trash can and potable water. Choosing a campsite is first come, first serve. If unlucky like us as we got there very late,... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

The trails at the top of the ridge were wonderful to run. We got up early, say 6 AM, and ran for about 90 minutes. The maps were easy to follow, the trails well marked and the scenery beautiful. The redwoods were glorious and fragrant and the madronia trees....wow. The only thing for this mountain girl to watch for was... More 

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Sweet hike! Enjoy another world! We took quite a few trails. Stop in at the ranger station, and they will suggest trails for you depending on your hiking ability, time available, and conditions of the trails. All trails were well-marked, and they will give you a nice trail map.

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Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA
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111 reviews 111 reviews
43 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

Can be done in one very long day or split up into an overnight or two short days [permits required form the St. Park]. Scouts use it as an introductory backpack trip for novices. The easiest way is to start on the coastal ridge, end up at the beach, while passing a waterfall and creek in the lower half. Even... More 

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