Adventures Tagged: County Park

Short hike on Glass Beach in Fort Bragg Short hike on Glass Beach in Fort Bragg Short hike on Glass Beach in Fort Bragg

A short hike along Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, CA offering nice coastal views and beach-worn glass.

Hiking along the Pacific Ocean at the Mendocino Bluffs Trail Hiking along the Pacific Ocean at the Mendocino Bluffs Trail Hiking along the Pacific Ocean at the Mendocino Bluffs Trail

Gorgeous northern California hike along the coastal bluffs of the Pacific Ocean in Mendocino.

Hike at Crane Creek Regional Park in Rohnert Park Hike at Crane Creek Regional Park in Rohnert Park Hike at Crane Creek Regional Park in Rohnert Park

Whether you’re disc golfing or hiking, Crane Creek offers gorgeous views in the Spring with green grass, wildflowers and oaks covered with spanish moss.

Hike through Helen Putnam Regional Park in Petaluma Hike through Helen Putnam Regional Park in Petaluma Hike through Helen Putnam Regional Park in Petaluma

An easy 5 mile hike through Helen Putnam Regional Park in Petaluma offers views of hills of rolling grasses and oak savannah.

Hike through Mount Hood Regional Park and Open Space Preserve Hike through Mount Hood Regional Park and Open Space Preserve Hike through Mount Hood Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

This fantastic north bay hike to the summit and beyond in Mount Hood Regional Park and Open Space Preserve is challenging but very rewarding with great views and a mix of terrains and trail types.

Walk through Maxwell Farms Regional Park Sonoma Walk through Maxwell Farms Regional Park Sonoma Walk through Maxwell Farms Regional Park Sonoma

A short stroll through Maxwell Farms Regional Park in Sonoma brings pleasant views of oak and bay trees along a nice creek. Easy walking with no hills.

Hike at Sonoma Valley Regional Park Hike at Sonoma Valley Regional Park Hike at Sonoma Valley Regional Park

A nice short hike through oak woodlands with a lake through Sonoma Valley Regional Park in Glen Ellen.

Hike in Lynch Canyon Open Space in Solano County Hike in Lynch Canyon Open Space in Solano County Hike in Lynch Canyon Open Space in Solano County

Currently only open weekends, this hike through Lynch Canyon Open Space has great views of Napa valley and the San Francisco Bay with over 10 miles of trails to choose from.

Hiking from Aetna Springs to Wild Lake through Napa County Hiking from Aetna Springs to Wild Lake through Napa County Hiking from Aetna Springs to Wild Lake through Napa County

A beautiful and serene hike from Aetna Springs to Wildlake through Napa County in late winter.

Hiking the Oat Hill Mine Trail in Calistoga Hiking the Oat Hill Mine Trail in Calistoga Hiking the Oat Hill Mine Trail in Calistoga

A beautiful historic hiking trail along an old wagon wheel rutted road which once led to Oat Hill Mine where material for quicksilver was mined until the 1960s.

Hiking the River to Ridge Trail in Napa Hiking the River to Ridge Trail in Napa Hiking the River to Ridge Trail in Napa

Free parking at Lincoln Park in Napa for the trailhead of the River to Ridge Trail in Napa offers a good hike with lots of options for loops through Skyline Wilderness Park.

Camping at Lake Mendocino in Northern California Camping at Lake Mendocino in Northern California Camping at Lake Mendocino in Northern California

Summer camping at Lake Mendocino in Northern California with plenty of water to play in, and a disc golf course nearby!

Hiking San Pedro Valley to Montara State Beach Hiking San Pedro Valley to Montara State Beach Hiking San Pedro Valley to Montara State Beach

Watch for a nice clear day and escape the heat hiking from San Pedro Valley Park to Montara State Beach and McNee Ranch starting in Pacifica and ending in Montara, CA.

Hiking Lake Marie and the Bay Area Ridge Trail in Skyline Wilderness Park Hiking Lake Marie and the Bay Area Ridge Trail in Skyline Wilderness Park Hiking Lake Marie and the Bay Area Ridge Trail in Skyline Wilderness Park

Skyline Wilderness Park is a county park in Napa with a lot of different activities including two of my favorites: Hiking and Disc Golf. Play an 18 hole course or hike one of the eight trails through the park.

Hiking Alston Park in the North Bay Area Hiking Alston Park in the North Bay Area Hiking Alston Park in the North Bay Area

A very dog-friendly park on the west side of Napa with an off-leash area. Several short trails to choose from, this is a very wide open park with very few trees surrounding a wine vineyard.

Hiking Westwood Hills Park in Napa Hiking Westwood Hills Park in Napa Hiking Westwood Hills Park in Napa

A vast number of shorter distance single track and fire road trails await among rolling hills, oaks and mossy rocks in Napa.

Hiking Edgeview County Park and Natural Preserve Hiking Edgeview County Park and Natural Preserve Hiking Edgeview County Park and Natural Preserve

A pleasant hike in Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve which contains a nearly 500 acre woodland full of interesting native plants and rare animal species offering views to the bay and the SF watershed.

Hiking the San Francisco Bay Trail in San Mateo and Foster City Hiking the San Francisco Bay Trail in San Mateo and Foster City Hiking the San Francisco Bay Trail in San Mateo and Foster City

The SF Bay Trail circles the San Francisco Bay. This paved hike’s portion of the trail starts at Shoreline Park in San Mateo and ends beyond the San Mateo bridge in Foster City.

A hike on the San Francisco Bay Trail in Burlingame A hike on the San Francisco Bay Trail in Burlingame A hike on the San Francisco Bay Trail in Burlingame

Continuing my exploration of the SF Bay Trail, this section was in Burlingame on the peninsula and included Coyote Point County Park.

Tidepool Walk at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Tidepool Walk at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Tidepool Walk at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

The best tidepools in the San Francisco Bay Area, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve isn’t much of a hike but offers you freedom to walk around expansive tidepools and a perfectly clean beach. Watch for low tides to visit.

Hiking Montara mountain via San Pedro Valley Hiking Montara mountain via San Pedro Valley Hiking Montara mountain via San Pedro Valley

Excellent coastal hike in Pacifica and Montara, CA to the summit of Montara Mountain. Excellent views and a great variety of trails, flora and fauna.

Hiking San Bruno Mountain State and County Park Hiking San Bruno Mountain State and County Park Hiking San Bruno Mountain State and County Park

San Bruno Mountain State and County Park offers excellent views of San Francisco from the south side and a view of the bay, Mt. Diablo, and even Mt. Tamalpais. The moderate Ridge Trail is my favorite and gives you a taste of the whole park.

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Long holes, good hiking, scenic, challenging and sometimes a little muddy. Stafford Lake in Novato is home to a giant hole 8 at 1,044 feet.

Hiking in Wunderlich County Park Hiking in Wunderlich County Park Hiking in Wunderlich County Park

A stroll through the Redwoods in Woodside, CA in Wunderlich County Park. Included are the Bear Gulch Trail and others.

Hiking through Huddart County Park Hiking through Huddart County Park Hiking through Huddart County Park

A cool hike through redwoods in Woodside, CA, Huddart County Park offers several choices in trails with fair distance and a nice foresty feel.

Hiking at Milagra Ridge Hiking at Milagra Ridge Hiking at Milagra Ridge

A hike along the coast in Pacifica, CA. Milagra Ridge County Park is currently going through restoration (and preservation). Offers great views north to Mt. Tamalpais and south along the Coastal Mountains.

Hiking Juipero Serra County Park Hiking Juipero Serra County Park Hiking Juipero Serra County Park

A short but nice hike through Junipero Serra County Park in San Mateo, CA. Included are photos from the Quail Loop Trail and more.