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San Gregorio State Beach San Gregorio 7.0 mi away
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in San Gregorio
An excellent one, probably the best scenic beauty I have ever seen.
They also have tables near the parking area, great for a picnic.
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Pescadero State Beach Half Moon Bay 8.1 mi away
#4 of 20 Nature & Parks in Half Moon Bay
Such a calm and quiet place with great views and lots of wildlife to spot! Easy parking and quick access to the beach.
Great tide pools at low tide, plenty of beach areas to spread out, and fun rocks to explore / climb.
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Windy Hill Open Space Preserve Los Altos 6.3 mi away
#1 of 4 Nature & Parks in Los Altos
Or you can incorporate a wide open and sunny hike with amazing views by incorporating Spring Ridge and the Anniversary Trail to the peaks.
Things to look for: - wildlife paths on the hillsides - galls in the oak trees - sapsucker holes in the trees - acorn granaries - turtles in the pond - bullfrogs in the pond - various birds - woodrat nests
The Stanford Dish Palo Alto 8.3 mi away
#1 of 12 Nature & Parks in Palo Alto
A beautiful trail that is abuzz with bay area nature walk enthusiasts - a busy paved trail where a chat with a friend on this 1.5-hour hike ought to be part of the plan.
The Stanford University campus is beautiful and great to visit, and deep into the campus is The Dish - a 3.5 mile loop around a radio telescope run by Stanford Research Institute.
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in La Honda
The Visitor Center was built by the Islam Temple Shrine of San Francisco who owned the Redwood property as a summer retreat from 1924 to 1945 when they sold their operation to the State of California to create a n...
After a brief stop at the visitors center to get our bearings we headed up the "Old Tree" trail to have a look at the largest and oldest tree in the park.
Wunderlich County Park Woodside 6.4 mi away
#3 of 8 Nature & Parks in Woodside
Great trails from .7 mile to 9 miles with beautiful trees around every turn.
Combination of Redwoods, Eucalyptus, single track, meadows, and views!
Butano State Park Pescadero 7.4 mi away
#3 of 8 Nature & Parks in Pescadero
We did a 10-mile circular starting up the Año Nuevo Trail before turning right and walking the Olmo Fire Road for a few miles then taking a left down the beautiful Indian Trail to the spectacular Canyon Trail whic...
The Creek Trail is perfect for a short, easy, beautiful stroll through a redwood canyon.
Monte Bello Open Space Preserve Palo Alto 5.3 mi away
#7 of 12 Nature & Parks in Palo Alto
Big Basin Redwoods State Park Boulder Creek 10.4 mi away
#1 of 6 Nature & Parks in Boulder Creek
Big Basin, California's first state park and home to the largest continuous stand of ancient coast redwoods south of San Francisco, features miles of trails for hiking through this beautiful redwood forest.
Lots of picnic areas, accessible bathrooms, trails for every level of walker, an on-side mini-museum, and a gift shop all made this a great place to spend half a day -- or more, if you're a hiker.
Sam McDonald Memorial Park Loma Mar 2.9 mi away
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Loma Mar
#3 of 3 Nature & Parks in La Honda
Pomponio State Beach Half Moon Bay 7.3 mi away
#9 of 20 Nature & Parks in Half Moon Bay
The weather was cool when we arrived but the sun came out and the people were enjoying the water and the flowers and all that a sandy beach offers.
Pomponio is one of the larger beach parks along Rte 1 between Santa Cruz and San Francisco.
Hidden Villa Farm Los Altos 6.8 mi away
#3 of 4 Nature & Parks in Los Altos
Now the ranch promotes sustainable, organic farming, offers a CSA (community supported agriculture), many teaching and learning programs for children and adults, summer camps for kids, etc.
The hiking trails link up with other open space preserves so you can really go for miles and miles.
Rancho San Antonio County Park Cupertino 10.4 mi away
#1 of 4 Nature & Parks in Cupertino
There are plenty of trals... just flat all the way, to low level grades to a hill top climb with awesome views.. IN the spring you can hike along side streams.. there are also small farm animals on one trail.. tha...
Across from the Forum in the Santa Cruz mountain is a county park that allows you to escape from the madness of the valley, walk around Coastal Redwoods and see deer and squirrels.
Pearson-Arastradero Preserve Palo Alto 7.3 mi away
#5 of 12 Nature & Parks in Palo Alto
My morning hiking group loves the easy access off 280, sufficient parking on weekdays, and clean bathrooms.
But it is refreshing and a good 1-2 hour walk in nature.
Filoli Woodside 11.4 mi away
#1 of 8 Nature & Parks in Woodside
View the fantastic water colors of plants as you walk through the check in center, then walk over and tour the mansion (kitchen is amazing as are all the fireplaces), and on out to the back to wander through beaut...
There is also a very welcoming and delicious cafe for lunch, and a nice gift shop, which includes an ample selection of diverse, lovely and sometimes quite unusual plants.
Bean Hollow State Beach Pescadero 9.7 mi away
#2 of 8 Nature & Parks in Pescadero
These horizontally-mounted stone formations include a sphere that is mounted on a pedestal (not shown in the photos that I posted here) and an amazing reproduction of a human skull (about 3 feet by 4 feet) (also n...
Bean Hollow State Beach is California postcard perfect!!
Cowell Ranch State Beach Half Moon Bay 8.5 mi away
#8 of 20 Nature & Parks in Half Moon Bay
Great spot for a short hike to stand on the cliffs overlooking the beach and then descend down the stairs to the beach.
We enjoyed the easy walk, view of the farm, beach, cliff, birds and some plant.
The Pescadero Flowery Pescadero 7.4 mi away
#8 of 8 Nature & Parks in Pescadero
Huddart Park/Skyline Loop Woodside 8.5 mi away
#5 of 8 Nature & Parks in Woodside
This park offers some amazing views of red wood trees, the whole bay and beautiful mountains.
What a nice place to spend the day under the huge redwoods and other trees in the park near the top of the mountain.
#7 of 8 Nature & Parks in Woodside
Castle Rock State Park Los Gatos 10.9 mi away
#2 of 6 Nature & Parks in Los Gatos
... waterfall with a nice view and then transition to combination hike/rock scramble along an escarpment with incredible views of the Santa Cruz mountains and peek a boo view to the Pacific Ocean to the northwest.
The moisture keeps the forest cool, especially in the first part of the hike, around the beautiful rocks and moss-covered trees are majestic as if you've stepped into another land in time.
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Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden Palo Alto 11.0 mi away
#3 of 12 Nature & Parks in Palo Alto
I like walking around, seeing whatever's blooming, watching the various kinds of bees working those flowers, enjoying the textures and colors of all the different plants.
The Master Gardeners Club took over the whole city block bequests to the City of Palo Alto by Proctor and Gamble’s heiress Elizabeth Gamble - planted for year round flower displays, topiaries, handicap access gard...
#1 of 2 Nature & Parks in Stanford
Some of the sculptures blend into the natural site and will surprise you as you wander; interspersed are benches for lingering, and right next door is the Windhover Contemplative Center, an ideal pairing with the...
An enterprising anthropology graduate student brought craftsmen and artists from New Guinea to Stanford some years ago to carve a fascinating series of sculptures, totem poles, drums, etc.
Redwood Grove Nature Preserve Los Altos 9.4 mi away
#2 of 4 Nature & Parks in Los Altos
Harkins Trail Redwood City 8.3 mi away
#8 of 8 Nature & Parks in Redwood City
Mindego Hill Trail Redwood City 8.4 mi away
#7 of 8 Nature & Parks in Redwood City
Edgewood Park Natural Preserve Redwood City 10.8 mi away
#1 of 8 Nature & Parks in Redwood City
The Edgewood Park is high above Redwood City and there are views along the hiking trails of San Carlos to the north and Menlo Park and Palo Alto to the south.
A small nature center on the property is staffed by knowledgeable docents who love to chat with visitors, so make time to stop by during your visit.
#2 of 12 Nature & Parks in Palo Alto
Birders will love the variety of birds including Curlews, Marbled Godwits, Willets, Sandpipers, Cormorants, a wide variety of ducks, Canada Geese, Avocets, Long-Necked Stilts, and many other occasional shore visit...
I daresay Palo Alto's Bayside character on the east side of Highway 101 is missed by 99.9% of all Silicon Valley visitors - The vastness of the San Francisco Bay, the hills that make up the Valley of Hearts Deligh...