What is Heartfelt Hikes?

Hi! Welcome to Heartfelt Hikes! We really appreciate you taking the time to read our posts and hope Heartfelt Hikes functions as a useful guide to help you discover some amazing hike destinations, primarily within the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area.

A little about me before diving into our first hike – my name is Denise and I’m a heart transplant recipient in my mid 50’s. My family and I have just started a non-profit organization, Heartfelt Help Foundation, which is partnered with Heartfelt Hikes to help heart transplant recipients with their post-transplant expenses. Please check that out as well! I have always loved the outdoors and dreamed of the possibility of taking the hikes and getting to the places I can today.

Heartfelt Hikes is a place where you can find reviews of hikes in the greater North Bay (California) area (mostly). I love hiking and try to get out most weekends. I am not a mountain climber though, so here you will find long and moderately challenging day trips. I love Northern California so much and can’t wait to share some of my favorite spots with you. I’ll write a short review and end it with a rating – hearts, of course. Five hearts will be the top rating! Won’t you join me on the path?