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Edgewood Preserve

August 13, 2014 by Kristen Martz

Surrounded completely by open grassland, the Serpentine Loop Trail at Edgewood is noted as the best for wildflower viewing. The ...

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Las Trampas Regional Wilderness

August 13, 2014 by Kristen Martz

This semi-steep trail is a great hike to get your heart pumping. With breathtaking views of parts of Contra Costa ...

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Bishop Ranch Open Space

August 13, 2014 by Kristen Martz

This small preserve is a beautiful spot for a quick getaway hike in the bustling Tri-Valley. There are great views ...

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Pleasanton Ridge

August 13, 2014 by Kristen Martz

This beautiful trail nestled in the Tri-Valley Area covers all of the Pleasanton Ridge hills. Rich with grasslands and wildflowers ...

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Tassajara Ridge

August 13, 2014 by Kristen Martz

This little-known trail is a treat this time of year, when the hills are still green and the cows are ...

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Tassajara Creek

August 13, 2014 by Kristen Martz

The Tassajara Creek is a small trail for now, it's a beautiful oasis in the busy citty of Dublin. A ...

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Sycamore Grove Loop

August 13, 2014 by Kristen Martz

  Though the paved trail, traffic noise and high-tension power lines don't scream “wilderness,” rolling hills ripe with springtime wildflowers ...

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Mission Peak via Ohlone College

August 13, 2014 by Kristen Martz

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Marshall Beach

August 13, 2014 by Kristen Martz

Nice, short hike down the hill from Battery Godfrey to Marshall Beach, mostly stairs. No pets allowed. Plenty of plants ...

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Best Bay Area hikes into wildflower country

March 28, 2013 by Kristen Martz

Got some time on a beautiful spring weekend? Spend it in wildflower country on some of the Bay Area's best hikes.

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St. Patrick’s Day hikes around Dublin’s rolling hills

March 14, 2013 by Kristen Martz

Need some green rolling hills to get you in the Irish spirit? Head out to the Irish capitol's sister city in the East Bay.

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San Jose considers banning styrofoam

February 25, 2013 by Kristen Martz

San Jose is considering a ban on styrofoam that if successful would make it the largest city in the nation to nix the use of the non-biodegradable foamy plastic.

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Valentine’s Day tales from nature, guaranteed to make you blush

February 13, 2013 by Kristen Martz

It's Valentine's Day and we've got some stories to share with you about how Bay Area species do it.

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Best romantic hikes in the Bay Area

February 08, 2013 by Kristen Martz

If you're looking for something adventurous this Valentine's Day, how about going for a hike?

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Hikes for waning New Year’s resolutions

January 31, 2013 by Kristen Martz

Some great hikes to inspire you as your New Year's resolution to "get in shape" starts to falter.

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Santa Clara Valley habitat plan up for final vote

January 28, 2013 by Kristen Martz

San Jose officials on Tuesday will decide the fate of a plan to preserve 46,000 acres of open space.

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