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DEAR NATURE LOVERS,   “NATURAL HISTORY OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA,” Nature Explorations with Diane West-Bourke  FALL 2018 HIKES begin on: OCT. 9th (6 Tuesdays)    OR      OCT. 10th (6 Wednesdays)  Diane is a great nature- biology teacher, specializing in our local bay area. She is so good at adding the why […]

Hike San Bruno Mountain — Sat July 11

There is lots to do up here! Yes it is windy, but if you come prepared, you’ll love the views of the Bay and SF, the hikes (there are 4) and the ranger talks / walks. There is a wide variety of scenery, and a fairly level walk around the mountain from the parking lot.   […]

Take a Hike! San Bruno Mountain

This mountain is a treasure in the midst of our busy SF Bay Area, you’ll want to take a hike on San Bruno Mountain.  The San Bruno Mountain Watch has many hikes open to the public, you’ll learn more about this amazing place. They have a Spring Hike Series, You’ll learn more about the ecology […]

Devil’s Slide Trail Hike

The tunnel is open…. it took decades of squabbling and environmental impacts and millions of $$. Don’t you want to see it up close? This WAS a treacherous drive, landslides and swerving drivers, and road hazards. The two lanes were often clogged with traffic and you wouldn’t bike ride here, unless you were nuts! All […]

Carquinez Strait Hike

Try this hike in the fall after the first rain. It will be the perfect hiking weather and not too dry and dusty. This 3.4 mile loop hike, is multi-use with hikers, bikers, horses.  The trail is not too long, but is on the moderate side, due to a series of steep trails. From the […]

Bernal Heights Hike

Summer Night urban hikes are so nice after a busy day!  Precita Street borders then entire park that is the starting point. There is parking around the park, but that fills up. As an option to walking up the Folsom St. hill you can drive up and park near the park in the residential area. […]

Hike Hidden Villa

Put on your hiking shoes and head over to Hidden Villa to share in their discoveries. This area is near the Open Space District’s (MROSD) Rancho San Antonio. Hidden Villa website Hidden Villa general information 650-949-8650 FYI, there is a $5 parking fee at Hidden Villa paid by the honor system at the entrance station. […]

Urban Hike along the Bay

This is a  Cornucopia of Good Fun: Farmer’s Market, Ghirardelli Square, and 7D Starting Point: 101 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California 94111 Hint: You’ll be walking and exploring next to the Bay – the weather is guaranteed to change. Dress in Layers. Try something different! This morning go to have a new adventure with a little […]

Hike the East Span of the New Bridge

We’ve waited and waited.  Sat through endless traffic jams on the S-curve.  But now, finally, the new bridge is open and it’s really beautiful.  Even better, there is pedestrian access! Let’s GET OUTSIDE to enjoy this feature of the bridge. Here’s a plan:    You can meet at the Emeryville IKEA and walk the bridge, […]

Donner Canyon, Mount Diablo hike

It may be winter, but there are plenty of perfect, beautiful hikes in the Bay Area.  This is one of them.  a 5-mile hike may seem short, but there are many steep (but mostly short) inclines and steep stretches of fire road.  If there has been some rain before our hike, there will likely be […]