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California Adventures

California’s terrain includes redwood forests, valley farmland, cliff-lined beaches, barren desert and snowy mountains. This incredible diversity makes California an amazing place to explore. We barely scratched the surface of what California has to offer but some highlights are Scuba Diving in Monterey Bay, hiking through redwoods in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and exploring the Pismo Sand Dunes on an ATV or dune buggy. This page has videos and downloadable guides of some of the best hikes and adventures in California.

Hiking to Burney Falls/Hunt Hotsprings

Both Burney Falls and Hunt Hotsprings are hidden gems in Northern California. Burney Falls is 130 ft. high with a constant flow rate of 380 million liters per day! Hunt Hotsprings are a little more off the beaten track and a bit of an adventure to get to. You may encounter some weirdos along the way but the thermal pools along the river are an amazing place to relax.

Difficulty Rating: 4/10

Adventure Guide Coming Soon!

Hiking Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park contains miles of hiking trails through the tallest living tree species, the coastal redwood. There are open meadows filled with herds of wild Roosevelt Elk, fern covered canyon walls, and sandy beaches. Today we took the James Irving Trail from the Visitor’s Center through towering redwoods and fern canyon to the coast.

Difficulty Rating: 5/10

Adventure Guide Coming Soon!

Hiking Damnation Creek Trail

Damnation Creek Trail is one of the most highly recommended trails in the Redwood State Parks. Coastal fog gives this trail a mysterious feel as you descend 1100ft through towering redwoods to the rugged northern Californian coast.

Difficulty Rating: 6/10

Adventure Guide Coming Soon!

Pismo Beach/Oceano Dunes

Pismo beach is a classic Californian beach town on the central coast.  Pismo has consistent waves and a beach break which make it a great surfing spot for all ability levels. Just three miles south of Pismo Beach are the Oceano Dunes, one of the most expansive costal dunes left in California. Thrill seekers must rent an ATV and/or dune buggy as riding the dunes was one of the most fun things we have ever done.

Difficulty Rating: N/A

Valencia Peak

Valencia Peak is located on the central coast of California in Montana De Oro State Park. It is a moderately challenging hike, and rewards successful hikers with panoramic views of the coastline. From the top, you can see all the way to Morro Bay and catch a glimpse of the Morro Rock.

Difficulty Rating: 5/10

Reservoir Canyon Trail

Reservoir Canyon Trail is a great half day hike for anyone in the San Luis Obispo area. The hike takes roughly three hours to complete and begins just outside of the city. From the top you will be rewarded with incredible views of SLO, the hilly landscape that surrounds it, and the coastline.

Difficulty Rating: 5/10

Big Sur

Big Sur is a scenic coastal drive with many beautiful spots to pull over and explore.  Our Big Sur adventure began at the Instagram famous Bixby Bridge, from there we headed south to hike along the coastal bluff in Andrew Molera State Park and through the Redwoods in Pfeiffer State Park. As the sun set the finale of our day was at McWay falls, a spectacular 80 foot waterfall that dumps directly into the ocean.

Difficulty Rating: 4/10

Adventure Guide Coming Soon!

Monterey Bay Diving

When you think of scuba diving most people picture swimming through crystal clear water with tropical reef fish surrounding you.  Monterey Bay offers a completely different diving experience.  The cold water kelp forest off the coast of California offers a unique diving experience that will not be forgotten!

Difficulty Rating: Diving Certification Required

San Francisco

San Francisco has a little bit of everything. With stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, a constant “show” put on by the sea lions of pier 39, and a multitude of sporting events to check out, there is truly something for everyone. San Francisco is a city like no other and it is amazing to explore!

Difficulty Rating: 1/10

McCloud Falls

McCloud Falls is a short 4-mile hike along the stunning McCloud River. It includes three different waterfalls and there is a campground if you plan to stay overnight. If you’re driving south on the I-5, you have to make the stop at McCloud Falls and enjoy the scenery.

Difficulty Rating: 3/10

Mount Shasta

The city of Mount Shasta is located in northern California at the base of one of the largest volcanoes in the state. Mount Shasta is a must visit location in California with endless outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, and camping.  Our adventure included a scenic bike ride around Lake Siskiyou and some explore up the mountain.

Difficulty Rating: 3/10