Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Take A Hike!

Take a Hike!



Spring has officially sprung bringing beautiful weather and a variety of plants in full bloom. This is a fantastic time to take advantage of the many incredible hiking trails we have in the San Francisco Bay Area. Looking for a new adventure? Check out the list below of the best places to see nature’s finest.

·        East Bay:
o    Sunol Regional Wildnerness: Nestled in the East Bay Hills of Pleasanton, this is a great place to see wildflowers. Easily accessible for hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders. Safe for hiking alone or with families.  ebparks.org/parks/sunol
o    Mt. Diablo State Park: Mt. Diablo is great for a variety of fitness levels. It’s not uncommon to see hikers as well as cyclists tackling the mountain. There are entrances to the park in Danville, Walnut Creek or Clayton. parks.ca.gov
·         San Francisco:
o    The San Francisco Botanical Gardens: This is a great place to take kids to see local “wildlife.” There is a cost $7/adults; $5/children ages 12-17; $2/children ages 5-11; free to SF residents and children 4 and under; $15/family of 2 adults + 2 children of same household. sfbotanicalgarden.org
o    The Presidio: There are miles worth of trails in the presidio with beautiful eucalyptus forests as well as historical buildings. There are always events happening in the area and can be fun to experience on a relaxing Sunday afternoon. presidio.gov
·         Marin:
o    Mt. Tamalpais: You can see everything on these trails from the ocean, to redwood groves, to old oak trees to amazing wildflowers. This is a trail not to be missed.  parks.ca.gov

o    Point Reyes National Seashore: Hiking can range from easy to challenging. Reaching the lighthouse gives you a spectacular view of the ocean. There are several amazing beaches and restaurants locally that make the trek worth it. nps.gov/pore

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