Rare plants are common in California. Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve sits in an ideal location to display some of the rarest of them.
At an artists’ retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains, a chance to see art and nature mix.
When Kathleen Richards’ father had a stroke, she set out into the parks to let nature aid his recovery.
Nature is a high-impact participant in the nation’s oldest cross-country running competition.
The California Coastal Trail runs west of Highway 1 along this scenic stretch of the San Mateo coast.
A journey through a nearby landscape that can seem farther off and stranger than the High Sierra.
Islais Creek Park is the first official San Francisco site on the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail.
A reservation system for the popular redwood grove is coming in 2017. Until then, the Park Service urges residents to stay away.
A kayaker explores the newly restored and now-open tidal marsh at Cullinan Ranch in the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
Perched atop the windward western side of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Russian Ridge offers spellbinding views and a grove of monumental, centuries-old oaks.