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Go take a hike -- and here's where

November 01, 2009|Jen Leo

You could use Twitter or Facebook to ask friends for hiking and biking recommendations -- but then you'd have to wait for a response. Check in with Trails.SierraClub.org to find a trail or share a favorite of your own.

What's hot: "Find a Trail" does just what it says, but I found it much easier to browse this site (which is still being developed) by states instead of getting specific in my keyword search. Rather than look for easy hikes in Los Angeles, I searched California trails and found 195 results, including Aliso Creek Trail and Bikeway in south Orange County, Big Bend Trail in Laguna Beach and Bridge to Nowhere in Angeles National Forest. The Trails website took me to the Sierra Club website, which offers plenty of outdoors-related content and activity options.

What's not: Although the site says online members (free to join) are adding "groups" every day, there aren't yet many to choose from. You can search by keyword on the "groups" page, but because the list isn't long, I used the category section on the left nav bar of the same "groups" page. Outdoor Interests and National Parks had the most to choose from.

-- Jen Leo

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