Category Archives: In the Redwoods

Hikes in the Redwoods

From the Field: Hidden Villa (Los Altos Hills)

It was a cold, damp Thursday, but Cori and two other families made it out to this private educational farm to visit the organic gardens and animals in lieu of a rugged hike above the hostel.  One pig has at least seven new piglets (above) which were a hit with everyone.  Other highlights for the […]

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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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Muir Woods

Visit John Muir’s famous national park, with towering redwoods, blooming sorrel, and trails that range from flat boardwalks through groves to hilly rough terrain to the beach.

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Castle Rock / Summit Rock

This is a popular rock climbing and bouldering area. Rocks are dirty (much moss, lichen, and sand from use) but the area is well mapped and there are always an abundance of other climbers for getting good pointers on routes. Bring your chalk bag, sticky shoes, and a crash pad or gear. Goat rock is a […]

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Sanborn-Skyline Park

Sanborn-Skyline County Park is a huge park filled with history, trails for hiking and biking, camping, meadows for picnicing, a stage and annual theatre production, a lake, and even a science center. It can be accessed easily from three sides, but all three access points are quite far apart, a testament to the size of […]

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