Tag Archives: Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County Parks PixInParks Challenge: Santa Teresa

A 2.6-mile loop hike at Santa Teresa County Park on the Stile Ranch, Mine, and Fortini Trails is well-known as a great spring wildflower hike.  And although I’ve hiked this loop, or part of it, several times, on this particular … Continue reading

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Calero County Park – wildflowers along Lisa Killough Trail

Very recently Santa Clara County Parks opened a new section in Calero County Park northwest of Calero Reservoir, referred to as the Rancho San Vicente section of the park.  There is a brand new trailhead with a large parking area … Continue reading

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Santa Clara County Parks PixInParks Challenge: Ed Levin

Tucked away in Milpitas, in the northeastern portion of Santa Clara County, is Ed Levin County Park, a 1500-acre open space that seems much larger than its area suggests.  That may partly be because the park hosts 20 miles of … Continue reading

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Santa Clara County Parks PixInParks Challenge: Mt Madonna

In addition to official, widely-obsered national and state holidays there is a seemingly ever-growing list of unofficial “fun” holidays, one of which is Take a Walk in the Park Day, celebrated on March 30.  Since I regularly take walks or … Continue reading

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Plants on Mt Umunhum along the Bay Area Ridge Trail

This is a second post about a hike on the new Bay Area Ridge Trail segment on Mt Umunhum, from the Woods Trail to the summit via Barlow Rd and the new Mt Umunhum Trail.  The Mt Umunhum Trail opened … Continue reading

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Woods Trail to Mt Umunhum summit parking via Barlow Rd and Mt Umunhum Trail

Ever since the Mt Umunhum summit area in Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve opened to the public in September 2017 I have been looking for a good opportunity to visit – well, not just visit, but hike the newly-dedicated segment … Continue reading

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Alviso Marina County Park and Alviso Slough Trail

Recently an idea occurred to me to combine two hikes in one, via a visit to Alviso Marina County Park and Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The National Wildlife Refuge was created in 1974 as the nation’s … Continue reading

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