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Edgewood Preserve

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 2014 by Kristen Martz

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Marshall Beach

March 27, 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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