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TrailfinderYour Guide to Bay Area Parks & Trails

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Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

The tide pools here are among the best in the region, and you’ll get to see the large resident population of harbor seals as well. Fitzgerald was a favorite haunt of biologist Ed Ricketts, friend and inspiration for John Steinbeck. It’s no wonder, the marine life here is well worth the trip.

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

California’s oldest State Park, Big Basin is home to the oldest stand of coast redwoods south of San Francisco. Big Basin Sate Park’s 18,000 acres contain nearly all of the Waddell Creek watershed, which drops in a series of spectacular waterfalls on its course to the Pacific. Eighty miles of trails connect diverse habitats from […]

Anthony Chabot Regional Park

Anthony Chabot Park offers picnic areas and miles of beautiful hiking, riding, and bicycling through grasslands, chaparral, and eucalyptus groves or along the shore of Lake Chabot. The East Bay Skyline National Trail runs through the length of the park. Trails here include a a 12-1/2 mile mountain bike loop and an 8-1/2-mile hiking loop, […]

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