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Nice site, close to Wall Street

Only downside of this campground is that some sites are right up on the road and it can see a decent amount of traffic, even later in the night as people search for site further down Potash Road. Try to snag one of the nice sites tucked up in the trees closer to the cliff.

Post-ride pizza + beer

If you've got time to kill after your ride, head down to Hood River. Watch the kiteboarders and windsurfers, then grab a bite at Double Mountain Brewery...good pizza! And beer, of course.

Great post-hike food in Kailua

Head to Fat Boy's chicken (garlic fried chicken!) and Island Snow across the street. Or head a little further north for breakfast diner food at Times Coffee Shop.

Awesome sport climbing

There are some fun options for bolted multi-pitch (just 2-3 pitches at most) deep in the quarry. If it's hot out, hike down and hop in the river afterwards. As mentioned, great day trip from the Bay.

Incredible climbing + easy backpacking combo

One of my favorite trips I've done in the Uintas. It's a short hike in, so no biggie to drag your climbing gear in addition to backpacking gear. Camp within a half mile of the crag...pretty awesome! Don't pack in firewood if you plan to have a fire, plenty of dry wood to burn in the area. Stop at High Mountain in Kamas on the way out for the best old fashioned burger + milkshake in Utah (debatable, but tied for the top position for sure).

Solid snacks and drinks at the cafe in parking lot.

Nothing better than a quick refuel right after a ride. They have coffee, smoothies, sandwiches, wraps, etc.

Beautiful and convenient location

This was an ideal campsite for a few days of mountain biking and exploring Moab.

Tranquil

The zen garden is impressive.

Gorgeous

I can't say much more than what you probably already expect from this place...it's a huge, stunning garden of roses. Enough said, right?

More secluded than Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley is usually thought of as the primo campgrounds, but I enjoyed staying here more. It was quieter and the sites are secluded. If you've got a bigger group, try to snag campsites #1 and #2, they're the first on the right and great for a larger group.

Best place to learn how to kite

Really great spot to learn to kite. SO much good food nearby...there are food trucks down by the water plus Double Mountain Brewery in Hood River. Solstice is really great wood fire pizza and drinks. If you're looking for a fancy dinner, Celilo is delicious.

Worth waiting in line

We got in late (2am-ish) on a Thursday night and signed in on the after-hours check in then waited in line for a solid 3-4 hours the next morning to pay for the night before and reserve a spot for the next couple nights. Definitely a pain but to sleep in the Valley without reservations is pretty amazing. You wake up in walking distance to world class hiking and rock climbing...doesn't get much better than that. Just plan well for the line...make coffee and breakfast, bring games, make friends...and you'll be good. FYI the check in opens at 8:30am, when we went to get in line at that time we were probably behind 30+ people. If you really want to get a jump on the day, get there by 6:00/6:30am.

Excellent climbing and easy camping

Like Josh said - the road is pretty rough, high clearance for sure and 4WD ideally. But the drive is worth it...really great climbing, not a ton of people but a good, friendly vibe. Plenty of nice dispersed camp sites, but no fires unfortunately. We brought a crew of a mix of experienced climbers and some who had never climbed before and we were able to find routes that everyone could get up on and have a good time.

fantastic

I loved this spot. We got lucky with really great surf two days in a row. Pretty foggy all day first day but mid-morning through early afternoon (when we took off) on the second day was sunny and glorious. Don't try to drive without 4WD. We had a little trouble and we were in a Tacoma. Keep your speed when driving through the softer sand. There are several opportunities to pick up cheap firewood in Ft. Bragg. Most of them we saw were just as you were going out of town heading north. There was no wood to be gathered on the beach.

I'll be coming back in the fall

Definitely not an easy run on a hot day but totally doable and would be a pretty mellow hike if you took it easy. I think it'd be ideal in the fall when the leaves in Emigration and Parleys are going off and it's a little cooler.

Go for sunrise!

We were on the trail at 1:20 AM and made it up about 30 min before sunrise at 5:40. The 2 hours of sleep before the hike sucked but other than that, I think this is the best way to tackled half dome. You'll be virtually alone on the trail the whole way up as opposed to the zoo of people for the majority of the hike if you go during daylight hours. Plus, hiking in the dark is pretty cool. We had no moon at all so the stars were unbelievable. Only about 20 people on the top, too. I did it last year during the day and the sunrise version is much more enjoyable in my opinion.

amazing campsite

This is one of my favorite campsites I've ever been to. It's a beautiful spot and you are in a prime location to explore the Moab area...Arches + Canyonlands NPs plus world class climbing, hiking, and mountain biking pretty much surrounding you. Get there early on a Friday to lock down a spot as it can get filled up pretty quick on the weekends, especially during the busier seasons (late spring + early fall, the hottest months in the summer will slow down a bit, but you don't want to be down here then anyway...it's HOT).

Perfect day hike

Hike through typically beautiful PNW mossy forest to the top with amazing views of the Seattle area and plenty of entertainment...on a good wind day there will be a bunch of paragliders launching from to different sites. Definitely continue on past the first open space where people are launching and make it all the way to the top. Worth it. If it's been raining, prepare for walking through a bit of a swamp from parking lot to trailhead.

cheat the system

Want to run through the park all the way to Ocean Beach...but NOT run back? Yeah me too. Depending on where home is for you, a good way to accomplish this little loop hole is run through the park all the way to the beach (~4 miles from the panhandle to OB, depending on how much you weave around the park) then take the bus or the N back. Stretch at OB, grab a bit out in the sunset, then relax for the ride home. Not bad.

this is a super popular hike...for good reason, it's pretty unbelievable. do yourself a favor and don't go during the summer. it will be pretty packed. if you can, time it right to go in the late spring or early fall when the summer crowds are gone but the water isn't frigid.

This is an awesome spot for body surfing - bring your wetsuit, fins, and/or a hand plane if there are waves.

This is a great spot for some fun, casual climbing. Bring a crew and hangout for the day. Wrap things up across the intersection at Porcupine Grill...nachos!

Refuel at Mill Creek Cafe on 3300 S and get the smothered breakfast burrito...or anything else on the menu, this place is good!

Ride to Ruth's Diner

One of the best rides in the SLC area for sure. If you're heading up Emigration Canyon...you have to go to Ruth's on the way down, even if you just get one of their warm dinner rolls + butter...you can thank me later