Category Archives: On the Peninsula

St. Joseph’s Hill

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Enjoy spectacular views of the nearby Sierra Azul Mountain Ranges and the Lexington Reservoir, along with a diverse array of plants and wildlife.

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Jones Trail Loop

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Take Jones Trail to see beautiful views of the Los Gatos Foohills and the Stevens Creek reservoir.

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Stevens Creek County Park


Enjoy this scenic park that surrounds the 93-acre Stevens Creek Reservoir, which is open to sailing, kayaking, non-power boating, and fishing. This park also offers many scenic viewpoints of the hills and the reservoir and, fittingly enough, has six picnic areas where visitors can stop and enjoy the view.

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From the Field: Bol Park (Palo Alto)

Lisa, Lily, and Sadie had a wonderful hike at Bol Park two weeks ago, visiting the chickens, goats, and donkeys.  If you’ve never visited this repurposed (paved) railroad line, you will be pleasantly surprised and pleased by the old-world feel of this Stanford area trail, nestled between modern Palo Alto neighborhoods.  You’ll see several old […]

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From the Field: Coal Mine Ridge (Portola Valley)

If you’re an avid Stroller Hikes newsletter reader, you recall us going to Coal Mine Ridge a couple weeks ago.  Elia, a fantastic volunteer from Monta Vista High School, has written for Stroller Hikes for the last nine months, and brings perspective that can be hard to come by, as many of us are well […]

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