11 Amazing Northern California Hikes Under 2 Miles You’ll Absolutely Love

You don’t have to be an extreme mountaineer to love nature. It’s just as much fun to go for a short walk in the woods as it is to go on a long hike.

All throughout the state you’ll find gorgeous loops and short overlook trails that only take a little bit of time to complete—and they’re just as stunning as the more rigorous hikes Northern California is known for. Here are 11 of our favorite short trails that pack a lot of scenery into a smaller package. We know you are going to love them.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Have you ever hiked any of these trails? What other gorgeous hikes are there in Northern that are less than two miles? Share your experiences and suggestions with us!