San Francisco, CA
Pathfinder | 80 pts
Bumpy, unpaved, eight-mile-long road leads almost right up to this wonderful, if short, hike. It really is preposterously lush and quite unique. Other trails nearby seem enticing, though we took the coast trail instead which proved to be slightly less than stellar, the three waterfalls along the way being something of a disappointment and the scenery otherwise not tremendously varied. Fern Canyon, though, is not to be missed.