I admit, I blinked when my daughter asked me to take her hiking. It just never occurred to me that this is something she would enjoy. She’s is in a place of discovery right now & the summer introduced her to many activities that pushed her limits. I think it woke something up in her & I love it. When I asked her why she wanted to go hiking, he said she wanted to get stronger legs so she could be a stronger swimmer. Go girl!
I indulged in her request and took her to one of my favorite local spots – Lagoon Valley/Pena Adobe in Vacaville Ca. In my marathon running days, I used to hike to the towers to help build up my endurance. The varying degrees of elevation was a little bit of a surprise for her. I probably should have taken her on one of the more scenic & easier trails for her first excursion but I haven’t explored them solo so we took the familiar route.
She was such a trooper! We didn’t make it to the top tower but got much farther than I thought she would. She’s still on the fence if she’ll do this particular hike again but she appreciated the ice cream treat afterwards.
Lagoon Valley Regional Park
Click here to learn more about Lagoon Valley Regional Park
There is a $5 fee to access the park, as well as a $50 annual pass option. The park also provides other activity options including a dog park, mountain biking trails, basket disc golf or even paddle the lagoon.
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