Posts Categorized: Hiking

Hiking During COVID

By Dave Kelly Over the past year and a half or so, we’ve all had to change our lives and restrict many of our favorite activities. What we soon realized is that being outdoors can be healthy, uncrowded, and fun. But as more and more of us came to this realization, hiking and biking areas… Read more »

Hiking the Ranches of Loreto

By Dave Kelly and Trudi Angell No visit to Loreto is complete without a trip to historic San Javier, it’s peaceful village, and magnificent mission. On the scenic drive from Loreto, you’ll pass several working ranches, many that welcome visitors. Visiting a local ranch is a wonderful experience. The ranches are fully operational, and the… Read more »

Peninsula Picks: Hiking in Baja

The natural beauty of the peninsula makes Baja ripe for epic hiking opportunities. But hiking has not traditionally been as popular as one would think. Trails (if there are any) are not well-marked, and there’s not a lot of public information. But that’s changing little by little as a more developed hiking scene is evolving… Read more »

Hiking the Sierra de la Laguna

By David Kramer The Sierra de la Laguna had been a legend and a lure, growing in my imaginings for some time. The seed was planted years ago, under the huge and newly-built palapa restaurant on the beach at Cerritos. A middle-aged, expat ‘bro’ with tattoos and Oakley sunglasses that reflected the world as a… Read more »

Mountain Biking in Loreto

By Dave Kelly, co-author of “Hiking Loreto” While not as well known for mountain biking as are other areas in Baja, Loreto does offer some enjoyable rides for all abilities. With mountain biking growing in popularity, expect to see a rise in the number of trails being built in the area. For now, there are… Read more »

The Yellow Brick Road

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By Dave Kelly, co-author of “Hiking Loreto” The Yellow Brick Road is an easy short hike with an optional longer loop, and wonderful views. This hike is just a short drive from Loreto and easy to find. Drive south from Loreto on Highway Mexico 1 past Nopolo and Loreto Bay. As the highway reaches the… Read more »

Emerald City

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By Dave Kelly, co-author of “Hiking Loreto” If there is a heart of the Sierra Giganta, the Emerald City arroyo is one of its major arteries. Close to Loreto and just off the San Javier road, this hike is relatively easy at the beginning and most hikers can easily reach the first waterfall without too… Read more »

Puerto Escondido, Tabor Canyon, and the Tripui Hills

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By Dave Kelly, co-author of “Hiking Loreto” Located about 10 miles south of Loreto is the picturesque Puerto Escondido. The port is under new management and is currently going through major renovations. The port has a full service marina, grocery store, PepeGina’s restaurant, RV park, and the Tripui hotel. The groundskeeper at the Tripui Hotel… Read more »

The Mission Walker: Trekking El Camino Real

When she was diagnosed with gallbladder cancer, Edie Littlefield Sundby was given three months to live. In response, she beat the cancer and decided to walk the 800-mile Alta California Mission trail from San Diego to Sonoma. When the cancer returned, she beat it again and then decided to walk the other 800 miles of… Read more »