Stories tagged: 
Outdoor Adventure
Ordered by publish date.

Chautauqua

"The Flatirons are Boulder's iconic backdrop."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Boulder, Colorado
 guide.

A series of photos of Colorado's Flatirons in Chautauqua as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Boulder.

Olympic National Park

"It's a stunning national park with great surf on the coast."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Seattle, Washington
 guide.

Hike to Second Beach in Olympic National Park for camping along a stunning beach as the sunsets on the ocean with good friends. It's part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Olympic National Park and for Seattle, Washington!

Lynn Canyon Park

"You’re covered by the canopies and you feel like you’re in Jurassic Park."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Vancouver
 guide.

Vancouver's locals recommend exploring Lynn Canyon Park as part of Dirt Road Travels' Vancouver, Canada city guide. They love the old oak trees, covered canopies, and remoteness of Lynn Canyon Park just outside of the city.

Golden Gate Bridge

"A bridge in the mouth of the bay."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Francisco, California
 guide.

Lester Koga, Co-Founder of Barebottle Brewing recommends walking across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for San Francisco.

Hike Lands End

"A rocky coastline with views out to the Golden Gate Bridge."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Francisco, California
 guide.

Sunski's co-founder Tom Stewart recommends hiking out past Ocean Beach to the Sutro Baths and Lands End as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for San Francisco.

Golden Gardens Beach

"An outdoor park for grillin and chillin."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Seattle, Washington
 guide.

Becca and Fitz Cahall from Duct Tape Then Beer recommend heading to Golden Gardens to take in the sunset in Seattle as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Seattle.

Bike the Seawall

"Stop on the beach and crack a can of good local cider while looking out at the sunset."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Vancouver
 guide.

Vancouver's locals recommend biking along the seawall as part of Dirt Road Travels' Vancouver, Canada city guide. They love the view of the city and passing the beach on your bike while the sunsets.

Mount Rainier National Park

"BAE-nier"

Local Must
: Part of the 
Seattle, Washington
 guide.

Head to Mount Rainier National Park for some hiking and climing, like at Paradise Hike and Tipsoo Lake outside of Seattle as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Seattle, Washington.

Visit June Lake

"A tiny town at the foothills of Mammoth."

Bonus Spot
: Part of the 
San Francisco, California
 guide.

If you're looking for outdoor adventures outside of San Francisco, visit the town of June Lake for hiking, biking and skiing as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for San Francisco.

Paddle to McCovey Cove

"It's really cool because you can paddle between big ships. It's totally nuts."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Francisco, California
 guide.

Ardy Sobhani, co-founder and CEO of Oru Kayak, recommends paddling out to McCovey Cove in San Francisco, California as his 'San Francisco Must' as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for San Francisco.

Hike the Greenwich and Filbert Steps

"It's like a microclimate, temperate rainforest within San Francisco."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Francisco, California
 guide.

Alyssa Ravasio, Co-Founder & CEO of Hipcamp, recommends walking up the Greenwich Steps as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for San Francisco, CA.

Surf Fort Point

"There's a surf spot under Golden Gate Bridge that's not for the faint of heart."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Francisco, California
 guide.

Tom Stewart, Co-Founder and CEO of Sunski Sunglasses, recommends surfing Fort Point looking out towards the Golden Gate Bridge as his 'San Francisco Must' as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide to San Francisco.

Mount Tamalpais State Park

"A peak in Marin County."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Francisco, California
 guide.

Alyssa Ravasia, founder and CEO of Hipcamp, recommends visiting the Marin Headlands and Mount Tam in San Francisco as her 'San Francisco Must' as part of the Dirt Road Travels city guide for San Francisco.

Surf Pacifica Beach

"A good beginner's spot."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Francisco, California
 guide.

Emery from Mollusk Surf Shop recommends surfing at Pacifica State Beach as his 'San Francisco Must' as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for San Francisco.

Visit Point Reyes

"A cape in Marin County."

Bonus Spot
: Part of the 
San Francisco, California
 guide.

If you're in San Francisco, drive a bit north towards Point Reyes to see the Cypress Tree Tunnel as part of the Dirt Road Travels city guide for San Francisco.

Surf Ocean Beach

"There's fantastic surf at Ocean Beach. Just don't tell too many people about it."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Francisco, California
 guide.

Sunski's Co-Founder Tom Stewart recommends heading out to surf at Ocean Beach as his 'San Francisco Must' as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for San Francisco.

Golden Gate Park

"The hippy ethos still lives on in that bubble around Golden Gate Park."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Francisco, California
 guide.

Tom Steward, Co-Founder of Sunski Sunglasses, recommends walking around Golden Gate Park in San Francisco as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for San Francisco.

Drive to Yosemite

"America's most famous national park."

Bonus Spot
: Part of the 
San Francisco, California
 guide.

Drive a few hours outside to heat to Yosemite Valley as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for San Francisco.

Drive North to Redwoods National Park

"A spot to drive amongst the giants."

Bonus Spot
: Part of the 
Oakland, California
 guide.

If you're visiting Oakland or San Francisco, drive a few hours north to Redwoods National Park for stunning views amongst giant trees as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide to the Bay Area.

Set Out for the Oregon Coast

"A beautiful stretch along the Pacific."

Bonus Spot
: Part of the 
Portland, Oregon
 guide.

Head out of Portland and visit the Oregon Coast as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Portland.

Hike Lewis River Falls

"Head out to a swimming hole or go for a hike."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Hood River, Oregon
 guide.

Jure from White Salmong Baking Company recommends going for a swim or hike oat Lower Lewis River falls outside of Hood River, Oregon as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Hood River.

Lake 22

"The hike's not too long, but the rewards are pretty high."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Seattle, Washington
 guide.

If you're looking for an easy hike that's close to Seattle, John Chung from 45th Stop N' Shop a Poke Bar recommends heading out to Lake 22 as his 'Seattle Must' as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide.

Pittock Mansion

"Views of the mountains over the city of Portland."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Portland, Oregon
 guide.

Leigh Capozzi, Co-Founder of North Drinkware, recommends hiking Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Portland.

Visit Mount Hood

"Oregon's most iconic peak."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Portland, Oregon
 guide.

North Drinkware's Co-Founder Leigh Capozzi recommends visiting Mount Hood as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Portland, Oregon.

Ferry to Bainbridge Island

"It's a touristy thing that the locals love to do."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Seattle, Washington
 guide.

Pete from Ivan & Alyosha recommends taking the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island as the sunsets as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Seattle, Washington.

Hike to Oyster Dome

"A 6 mile hike to oysters and beer."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Seattle, Washington
 guide.

Steve Luke from Cloudburst recommends heading out to hike to Oyster Dome for some delicious food and beer and views as part of the Seattle, Washington Dirt Road Travels city travel guide.

Bike the Burke-Gilman Trail

"A trail with tons of uses, right along the water."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Seattle, Washington
 guide.

Bryan Pape from MiiR recommends getting out and biking the Burke Gilman Trail as part of Dirt Road Travels city guide for Seattle.

Drive the Pacific Coast Highway

"The longest state route in California."

Bonus Spot
: Part of the 
San Luis Obispo, California
 guide.

Drive the Pacific Coast Highway through towns like Santa Cruz, Monterey, Big Sur and Santa Barbara to get to San Luis Obispo as part of the Dirt Road Travels city guide for San Luis.

Corner Canyon

"Some of the best mountain biking trails in the whole country."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Salt Lake City, Utah
 guide.

Davis Smith, Co-Founder and CEO of Cotopaxi, recommends mountain biking in Corner Canyon in Salt Lake, Utah. It's all part of the Dirt Road Travels city guide for Salt Lake.

The Cliff Lodge

"An oasis - a hot tub and pool, looking out at the mountains."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Salt Lake City, Utah
 guide.

Lindsey and Jainee from WYLDER Goods recommend visiting the pools and hot tubs at The Cliff Lodge in Park City, Utah. It's all part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Salt Lake.

Flying Dog Trail

A local mountain biking favorite.

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Salt Lake City, Utah
 guide.

Trent from Shades of Pale recommends mountain biking down the Flying Dog Trail in Salt Lake, Utah. It's all part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Salt Lake!

Sequoia National Park & King's Canyon

"The land of giants."

Bonus Spot
: Part of the 
Santa Barbara, California
 guide.

Visits Sequoia National Park and King's Canyon, just a short drive from Santa Barbara, Ventura or Ojai, as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Santa Barbara.

Death Valley National Park

"A ghost town full of colorful rocks."

Bonus Spot
: Part of the 
Santa Barbara, California
 guide.

Visit California's beautiful desert Death Valley, which is just a short ride from Santa Barbara, Ventura and Ojai, as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Santa Barbara.

Alabama Hills

"A rock formation on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevadas."

Bonus Spot
: Part of the 
Santa Barbara, California
 guide.

Visit the Alabama Hills, which are just a short drive from either Santa Barbara, Ventura or Ojai as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Santa Barbara.

Eldorado Canyon

A gorgeous Colorado State Park outside of Boulder.

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Boulder, Colorado
 guide.

Ultra-runner and climber Anton Krupicka recommends hiking through Eldorado Canyon when you're in Boulder, Colorado. It's part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Boulder!

Rocky Mountain National Park

415 square miles of spectacular mountain environments.

Local Must
: Part of the 
Boulder, Colorado
 guide.

Photos of Rocky Mountain National Park outside of Boulder, Colorado.

Mount Evans

"The drive up to 14,000 feet can be scary, but the views are stunning."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Denver, Colorado
 guide.

Colorado's Governor John Hickenlooper recommends driving to the top of Mount Evans in Denver, Colorado as part of the Dirt Road Travels Denver city guide.

Betasso Preserve

"A park in the rugged foothills of the Rockies."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Boulder, Colorado
 guide.

Alex Hanifin from Alpine Start recommends mountain biking during sunrise at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, Colorado. It's part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Boulder!

Channel Islands National Park

"A park that's wonderful for hiking and snorkeling."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Ventura, California
 guide.

Patagoni's CEO Rose Marcario recommends visiting Channel Islands National Park as her 'Ventura Must' as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Ventura, California.

Fish the San Diego Pier

"Fish while looking out towards downtown."

Bonus Spot
: Part of the 
San Diego, California
 guide.

Fish looking out towards downtown on the San Diego Pier next to Fathom Bistro, Bait & Tackle as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for San Diego.

Sunset at Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Park

"A great place to watch the sunrise or catch the sunet."

Bonus Spot
: Part of the 
San Diego, California
 guide.

Catch the sunset at Ellen Browning Scipps Memorial Park if you're in San Diego, California as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for San Diego.

Surf Cayucos

"If there's surf breaking, you can just jump off the pier."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Luis Obispo, California
 guide.

Chris Burkard recommends surfing at Cayucos in San Luis, California as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide to San Luis Obispo.

Shell Beach

"There's really incredible kayaking there."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Luis Obispo, California
 guide.

Chris Burkard recommends surfing Shell Beach in San Luis, California as his 'San Luis Obispo Must' as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide to San Luis.

Kayak Hearst Beach

"You can rent kayaks and cruise through a bunch of really cool sea caves."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Luis Obispo, California
 guide.

Chris Burkard recommends going kayaking in the ocean at Hearst Beach in San Luis Obispo as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide to San Luis Obispo.

Hike Bishop Peak Trail

"It's got incredible, killer views of the entire county."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Luis Obispo, California
 guide.

Chris Burkard recommends hiking up to the top of Bishop Peak in San Luis Obispo as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide to San Luis Obispo.

Surf Pismo Pier

"It's one of those magic spots where there's always waves and always surf."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Luis Obispo, California
 guide.

Chris Burkard recommends catching an early morning surf at Pismo Pier in San Luis Obispo as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide to San Luis Obispo.

Montaña de Oro State Park

"You can walk for miles without seeing another human."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Luis Obispo, California
 guide.

Jad Josey from GoWesty recommends hiking in Montana de Oro State Park as his 'Los Osos Must' as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide to San Luis Obispo.

Visit Morro Bay

"A huge monolith, out in the middle of the ocean."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
San Luis Obispo, California
 guide.

Chris Burkard recommends swimming and surfing near Morro Bay in San Luis Obispo as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide to San Luis Obispo.

Cliff Jump the Sunset Cliffs

"Jump into the Pacific."

Bonus Spot
: Part of the 
San Diego, California
 guide.

Jump into the Pacific Ocean from Sunset Cliffs Natural Park in San Diego as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for San Diego.

Ecotopia Hot Springs

"The hot springs are great."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Ojai, California
 guide.

Sune Goldsteen from Tipple & Ramble recommends visiting the Ecotopia Hot Springs as her 'Ojai Must' as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Ojai.

Surf The Hatchery

"When I'm out there, I haven't got a worry in the world."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Hood River, Oregon
 guide.

Mike and Cecily Diffin from Mike's Ice Cream recommend sailing The Hatchery on the Columbia River Gorge as their 'Hood River Must' as part of the Dirt Road Travels digital travel guide for Hood River.

Camp at Lost Lake

"A gorgeous view down a dirt road."

Bonus Spot
: Part of the 
Hood River, Oregon
 guide.

Head out of town on a dirt road and drive up to camp out and watch the sunrise over Mount Hood at Lost Lake in Hood River, Oregon. It's part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Hood River.

Catch Sunrise at Trillium Lake

"One of the most classic views in America."

Bonus Spot
: Part of the 
Hood River, Oregon
 guide.

Drive to Mount Hood and set-up camp at Trillium Lake to watch the stars set and the sun rise outside of Hood River, Oregon as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Hood River.

Visit Ventura Beach

"If you're lucky, you might see some dolphins."

Bonus Spot
: Part of the 
Ventura, California
 guide.

Surf Ventura Beach in Ventura, California as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Ventura.

Walk Lake Merritt

"The outdoors, in the center of town."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Oakland, California
 guide.

Erica Perez, co-owner of the Oaktown Spice Shop, recommends walking around Lake Merritt as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Oakland.

The Muir Woods

"You're kind of an asshole if you come to Oakland and don't visit the Ewok Village."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Oakland, California
 guide.

Alex Tweet, owner of Fieldwork Brewing, recommends going for a hike in the Muir Woods - the scene of the Ewok Village in Star Wars - as his 'Oakland Must' as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Oakland.

Redwood Regional Park

"Head there for some of the best views of the Bay Area."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Oakland, California
 guide.

Ben Brewer of Blue Bottle recommends heading out to Redwood Regional Park to take in the outdoors outside of Oakland, California as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for Oakland.

Sugarloaf Mountain Trail

A 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder.

Local Must
: Part of the 
Boulder, Colorado
 guide.

The Sugarloaf Mountain Trail outside of Boulder, Colorado.

Hike Bear Peak West Ridge

"A less steep, less technical approach to Bear Peak in Chautauqua."

Recommendation
: Part of the 
Boulder, Colorado
 guide.

Hike Bear Peak when you're in Boulder, Colorado. Just be sure to watch out for bears and their cubs!

Hike in Stanley Lake

"The Schwabacher Landing of the north."

Local Must
: Part of the 
Stanley, Idaho
 guide.

Stanley Lake is a gorgeous campsite and hiking area just outside of town in the Sawtooth Mountains.

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