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13 Incredible Hikes Under 5 Miles Everyone In Northern California Should Take

Sitting at your computer and wondering what to do this weekend? How about throwing a few bottles of water and a PB&J into a backpack and get hiking? Northern California’s weather is incredible this time of year; clear skies, a light breeze and just enough sun to feel real good outside. Don’t feel like doing anything crazy-strenuous? That’s totally fine. We’ve got you covered. Here are 13 hiking trails under 5 miles that even your grandma would love.

It’s pretty safe to say that Northern California is the bomb when it comes to meandering paths and rocky peaks that are just waiting for our hiking boots. You’ve been given your marching orders, people. Get out there and enjoy the prettiest part of the country that you get to call home.

Joanne Kraft
Joanne is a fourth-generation Northern Californian. She knows good sour dough bread when she tastes it and understands the best parts of the Golden State are nowhere near Los Angeles.