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Over the past 40 years, POST has protected more than 75,500 acres of land. Most of this land is now open to the public. Yep, that’s right – it’s all yours to explore. And to make it a little easier for you, we’ve featured several hikes on our website with helpful tips, maps and links so you can learn what you need to get out and hit the trails.
So where will you explore? Consider these hikes, which were the top 10 most popular on our website in 2017:
Hike difficulty: Easy
Overview: The Cowell-Purisima trail offers spectacular views of the ocean and the Santa Cruz Mountains. The northern end of the trail begins above a small state-managed beach and continues south across three bridges and past rich, productive farm fields. Find more information here.
Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. Since its founding in 1977, POST has been responsible for saving more than 76,000 acres as permanently protected land in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties.