3 Day-Hike Ideas in Northern California

What is your kind of hike? Are you the type that likes hikes that are moderately strenuous--manageable but still get your heart pumping?

Then this list is for you. We've got day-hike ideas here that are not too difficult, but still leave you with a feeling of accomplishment. Moreover, since these trails are not too strenuous, you can bring a bit of comfort with you like a glass of wine to enjoy upon reaching your end destination.

  1. Ewoldsen to McWay Waterfall Trail: You can't go wrong in Big Sur with its incredible stretch of coastland. The Ewoldsen Trail is a 4-1/2 mile (roundtrip) hike that will take you through Redwood Groves, rocky streams, and picturesque views of the Pacific. You can then cross the street to try the McWay Waterfall Trail which takes you to an iconic view of the 80-foot waterfall cascading down the shore.
  2. Lake Margaret Trail: Found in the El Dorado National Forest, this are has many options for day-hikes of every level. The trail is a 5-mile roundtrip where you will see scenic views of beautiful meadows and granite formations. You will also get to enjoy fun water crossings and swim in a cool lake.
  3. Fern Canyon Loop Trail: A simple 1-mile loop, Fern Canyon Loop Trail is an easy hike that kids will enjoy. Here you will go from beaches to redwoods to 80-foot vertical walls covered with ferns.

What are you waiting for? Book your hike holiday in these destinations!

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