Where to Go Birding This Winter

It's a great time of year for birdwatching in the Bay Area. Here's where we recommend going to see them.

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Hiking 101: How to Get Started Hiking

It can be a little intimidating to figure out what you need for a successful hike. Don't worry — we’re here to help.

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Where to Go Hiking in San Jose’s Coyote Valley

If you're looking for a hike near San Jose, you've come to the right place. Here are three favorite nearby in Coyote Valley.

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Nature Activities for Kids (And the Young at Heart)

Keep the outdoor education going all year by taking your kids to these great Bay Area science and nature centers.

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Short Hikes for Hot Days

Five short hiking trails that are especially great for those blisteringly hot summer days.

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Up with the Sun: South Bay Hikes for Early Risers

Are you an early bird? A lover of the outdoors who likes to get up early for the sunrise? If so, here are three of our favorite trails in the South Bay.

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Bear Creek Redwoods: The South Bay’s New Redwood Park

Just three miles south of Los Gatos lies Bear Creek Redwoods, a spectacular space that is now open for you to explore and enjoy. Find hiking information and the preserve's story here.

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The Cowell-Purisima Trail: A Look Back in Time

The Cowell-Purisima Trail, just south of Half Moon Bay, is one of our staff's favorite coastal hikes. Here's why.

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