Monday, September 29, 2014

60 Hikes in 60 Miles in 60 Weeks: Week Fifty-six
Round Valley Regional Preserve
Autumn foliage at Round Valley

What it's like:
An easy 4.1 mile loop through oak grassland north of Livermore.

Why now:
Sycamores and oaks are beginning to shake off their colorful leaves.

If you can't make it this week:
Outstanding in late winter. Round Valley hosts many golden eagles; they nest in spring, but you may see some any time of the year.

Insider tip:
Round Valley offers a (hike in) group camp site that is sometimes available to backpackers.

Round Valley is hike number 33 in 60 Hikes in 60 Miles: San Francisco (third edition)Read about this hike on BAHiker.

Alternate choice:
Enjoy autumn foliage at Shiloh Ranch, north of Santa Rosa. This 3.7 mile loop edges along a vineyard and climbs through oaks and bigleaf maples. Great views of surrounding Sonoma County.

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