National Trails Day: Bay Area
Get ready to get your hiking shoes on, put some sun block on, and hit a trail because Saturday, June 4th is National Trails Day! What a better day to start off the first Saturday of the month by admiring the beauty of nature and enjoying a nice hiking, biking, or horseback riding trail.
What is National Trails Day?
National Trails Day was set in place by the American Hiking Association as a day to raise awareness and celebrate over 200,000 well maintained trails in America. National Trails Day was created to promote an active lifestyle and celebrate the importance of trails and in the United States, none of the less; our beautiful California has several trails with stunning landscape to explore. National Trails Day brings together hikers, bikers, horseback riders, walkers, joggers, and rock climbers of all levels of expertise together.
How to Get Involved:
Today is a day to take advantage of fun activities and events that are being held throughout the Bay Area in honor of this day. This day also brings the opportunity to help restore the beauty of our trails. Often times, trails can be negatively affected by erosion that damages the fragile ecosystem. To get involved with local volunteer events, visit sites like AmericanHiking.org, REI.com, and nationalforests.org. The American Hiking Association sponsors activities throughout the United States and can assist you with hosting your own event.
Trails throughout the Bay Area:
The Bay Area has several trails with scenic views. If you’re looking to take a hike near the ocean near San Francisco visit one of the following trails:
• Batteries to Bluffs Trail
Langdon Court/Battery Godfrey
San Francisco, CA 94123
The trail is pretty short, which allows for you to extend your hike along the Coastal Trail to the Golden Gate Bridge.
• Marin Headlands
948 Fort Barry
Sausalito, CA 94965
Marin Headlands is popular and known for scenic views and riptides. This trail runs along the shoreline. Don’t forget to take a camera and snap some photos and this beautiful trail.
• Muir Woods and Tourist Club Loop
Muir Woods Rd
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Get the best of both worlds by taking a hike along the coastline and the woods. Muir Woods, also known as “A Tree Lover’s Monument” is one of the most popular trails in the Bay Area. Muir Woods is also a Monument and is popular for its redwood forest trees.
If you’re looking to for a trail in South Bay check out the following local trails:
• Mission Peak Trail
43600 Mission Blvd
Fremont, CA 94539
With stunning views and beautiful wildlife to admire, Mission Peak is on one of the most popular trails in Fremont, CA. The trails include views of open landscape, and as you enjoy your hike, don’t be surprised if you see animals such as turkeys and cows. This trails is just simply unique!
• Coyote Hills Regional Park Trail
8000 Patterson Ranch Rd
Fremont, CA 94555
Located near Fremont, CA, Coyote Hills Regional Park Trail is a dog friendly, 5.7 mile loop trail that features beautiful wild flowers and is perfect for hikers of all skill levels.
• Don Edwards San Francisco Bay
1 Marshlands Rd
Fremont, CA 94555
Within just a few miles from the center of Fremont, The Don Edwards is the perfect place to admire wildlife and the San Francisco Bay and has the perfect photo opportunities.
Want to make new friends to go hiking with?
Looking to meet like-minded individuals who are passionate about the outdoors as much as you? Meetup.com is the perfect tool to help you meet new people with similar interests. This site includes numerous activities, hobbies, and events for to try. There is a good variety of groups that you can join or you can create a new group. Looking to join a hiking group within in Fremont? Join Bay Area Explorers, Bay Area Hiking Singles, Hikers and Hounds, or San Jose Hiking Meetup Group. If you are into mountain biking, join South Bay Mountain Bike Group.
Porsche Fremont hopes you have a safe and fun National Trails Day!