Emily KentExplorer

  • Hike the Humboldt Redwoods River Trail

    You probably won't find as many people along this trail (which I like!) as it's unmarked and sits just south of Rockefeller Loop which draws a good number of visitors, primarily because it has the tallest trees (also definitely worth a visit!). Th...

    3.4 miles 450 ft gain

  • Hike the Upper Piney River Trail

    Beginning at an elevation of 9,397 feet, this hike provides an easy 2.8 mile (one way) trip through the gorgeous meadows against the distant aspens and alpines. Wildflowers and wildlife are abundant, which make this trip a fantastic education and ...

    5.6 miles 350 ft gain

  • Hike Nimitz Way to Wildcat Peak

    Tilden Park is a beautiful recreational area with scenic hiking trails, a swimming lake, small animal farm, a steam train and botanical gardens. The versatility of this park makes it very family and kid friendly, and those who are looking for a mo...

    4.7 miles 1400 ft gain

  • Camp and Fish at Eleven Mile Canyon

    Located below the dam of the Eleven Mile Reservoir, Eleven Mile Canyon is a scenic spot for camping, fishing, hiking and climbing. There are four different campgrounds to choose from (Cove, Riverside, Spillway and Springer), though only one campgr...

  • Hike Sugarloaf's Pony Gate-Canyon Loop

    The Pony Gate-Canyon Loop within Sugarloaf Ridge State Park is a new favorite of mine on my list of family and kid-friendly hikes. Our little girls did great with this hike and loved it. If you can get moving early in the day and begin your hike a...

    1.7 miles 450 ft gain

  • Backpack to Ropi Lake

    The trailhead to begin this hike is located at: 38.8117 N, 120.1237 W. From Hwy 50 just south of Lake Tahoe, take Hwy 50 southwest for almost 11 miles, where you'll turn into the parking lot after crossing Pyramid Creek. There is a $5 day-use fee...

    5.6 miles 1900 ft gain

  • Hike the Stebbins Cold Canyon Loop

    Stebbins Cold Canyon is a great day hike for all skill levels, accessible year round, and offers an abundance of wild flower viewing, including the California poppy. Tog get to the hike, head about 8 miles west of Winters, CA, where a silver fire ...

    4.5 miles 350 ft gain

  • Bike the Gordon Valley to Wooden Valley Scramble

    This is a 13.5 mile loop route in Fairfield, California. The route has a total ascent of 498 feet and has a maximum elevation of 369 feet.Begin your ride at the corner of Oliver Road and Mankas Corner Road. Along Mankas Corner Road you'll pass the...

    13.5 miles 498 ft gain

  • Hike through Skyline Wilderness Park

    Enter the parking lot just off of Hwy 221. Plan to pay a $5 entrance fee at the kiosk. The trail head begins at the edge of the parking lot where you'll soon be passing by the Martha Walker Native Habitat Garden on your right. Veer left to continu...

    5.8 miles 1100 ft gain

  • Hike Through the El Yunque Rain Forest

    Hiking the El Yunque Trail is a 5 mile round trip, about 3 to 4 hours in duration, with a moderate to difficult skill level. In parts, the paved path is well-maintained, and in others, you'll need to navigate very wet, muddy terrain. The trail tak...

    5 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Bike the Cantelow Climb

    Begin your ride from Lagoon Valley Park in Vacaville, California. There is a parking lot here if you drive to the start of your ride (the park entrance fee is $3 per vehicle per day). Head out of the parking lot and turn right onto Rivera Road whe...

    19.68 miles 1119 ft gain

  • Photograph the Annual Sandhill Crane Migration

    This isn't your standard hiking/camping excursion, though it is a sight and sound of nature that you'll never forget. Every year, between 12,000 and 15,000 people from around the globe travel to Nebraska to witness this extraordinary event. Even i...

  • Paddle the Boundary Waters' Seagull to Saganaga Loop

    First, things first - plan your trip well! There are many details that need to go into planning even a short trip into the Boundary Waters. Various websites and companies exist to help you plan and check off all of the boxes prior to your departur...

    29 miles

  • Bike the Lake Berryessa Loop

    Begin your ride in Vacaville, California out of Alamo Creek Park (street parking is available and free). Head north on Alamo Drive and veer left onto Foothill Drive, then left (South) onto Pleasants Valley Road. After two miles, veer left onto Che...

    55.82 miles 1007 ft gain

  • Hike to the Summit of Mount Pilchuck

    This is a popular hike that draws outdoor-lovers of all skill levels, so if you can aim to go mid-week and avoid weekend crowds, it gives you a chance for a more serene experience. The high-elevation trail head starts you off at 3,000 feet (GPS co...

    5.4 miles 2300 ft gain

  • Hike the Dipsea Trail - Steep Ravine Loop

    This is definitely a worthwhile short hike, with views of the Bay Area, Marin Headlands, Golden Gate, and the San Mateo coastline. It's a 3.8 mile loop which takes you through forests of Redwoods and out to the coastline, even above the clouds on ...

    3.8 miles 1600 ft gain