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At this 1,400-acre site on Sonoma Mountain in Glen Ellen,you can visit Jack London's home, his grave site and his experimental farm. You can also hike miles of scenic trails.

Jack London State Historic Park

At this site on Sonoma Mountain in Glen Ellen,you can visit Jack London's home, his grave site and his experimental farm. You can also hike miles of scenic trails.

The place where Harold drove his Jaguar off a cliff in the cult movie "Harold and Maude" is today the 105-acre site of freshly restored hiking trails and inviting habitat for endangered species.

Mori Point hike offers expansive vistas

The place where Harold drove his Jaguar off a cliff in the cult movie "Harold and Maude" is today the site of freshly restored hiking trails and inviting habitat for endangered species.

There are many great spots throughout the Bay Area to burn off your Thanksgiving Day meal. Photo: Brant Ward, The Chronicle

Enjoy the trail to enjoy the holiday feast

This preserve managed by the Marin County Open Space District offers multiple trails - including a loop that takes you past a seasonal hidden lake with croaking frogs, a spring and an oak tree that serves as a granary for acorn woodpeckers.

I'm told Tennessee Valley/Beach is a great place to take kids; just need to get there early in the day.

View facing the ocean and trails at Tennessee Valley, Marin- nice easy hike, ending at beach, good for kids

Mount Burdell

Hiking with Kids in Marin: Mount Burdell Open Space Preserve

There’s no shortage of great hiking and quality craft beer in Santa Cruz. So why not combine them? Below, we’ve paired some of our favorite trails with a nearby spot to enjoy a post-hike pint of local brew!

There’s no shortage of great hiking and quality craft beer in Santa Cruz. So why not combine them? Below, we’ve paired some of our favorite trails with a nearby spot to enjoy a post-hike pint of local brew!

Expect to see some fantastic views when hiking the Bay Area Ridge Trail.

Bay Area Ridge Trail adds another piece

Expect to see some fantastic views when hiking the Bay Area Ridge Trail.

Sonoma County's largest freshwater marsh sports a 1.8-mile multiple-use trail and a mixture of wetlands, riparian forest, woodlands, grasslands, vernal pools and open water.

Laguna de Santa Rosa Trail: Birder's paradise with a Sebastopol option

Sonoma County's largest freshwater marsh sports a multiple-use trail and a mixture of wetlands, riparian forest, woodlands, grasslands, vernal pools and open water.

Historic Trail. This trail is great because it makes me feel like I’m not smack dab in the middle of a city. It goes through a really nice wilderness area and ends up near Sutro Tower. The trailhead starts at Stanyan and 17th and is just a set of wooden stairs tucked in between two houses on the street.

Oh Happy Day // San Francisco Hiking Historic Trail. -- It goes through a really nice wilderness area and ends up near Sutro Tower. The trailhead starts at Stanyan and and is just a set of wooden stairs tucked in between two houses on the street.

Rush Creek - Novato, CA, United States. Dead oak tree.  For more photos go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/wdunby/sets/72157633261281433/

Rush Creek - Novato, CA, United States. Dead oak tree. For more photos go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/wdunby/sets/72157633261281433/

Novato Rush Creek, 5.5 mile out-and-back bike trail -- good for biking with a child?

Novato Rush Creek, mile out-and-back bike trail -- good for biking with a child?

The Mill Valley-Sausalito Path is part of a nationwide network of former railroad lines that have been transformed into hiking trails where you can hike, bike, skate and even ride horses.

Mill Valley-Sausalito Path: Follow the train line

The Mill Valley-Sausalito Path is part of a nationwide network of former railroad lines that have been transformed into hiking trails where you can hike, bike, skate and even ride horses.

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