Hike Summaries and Comparison

NOTE: For different hike categorizations, see these items on the “Hiking” menu above:

  • Hikes Categorized by Distance and Time
  • Hikes Categorized by Elevation Gain
  • Hikes Categorized by Exposure

California State Parks (Official WebSite)

Area Distance/
Time (hh:mm)
Elevation Gain Exposure Parking Fee/
Restroom
Trip Date
The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park 4.0 mi
01:40
475 ft Completely shaded PF: None
R: Near the Porter Family Picnic Area
2016
Jul 05
Castle Rock State Park –
Saratoga Gap Trail (hike post)
5.5 mi
03:30
1700 ft Mostly shaded PF: $8
R: In the parking lot, next to the trailhead
2017
Jun 10
2015

Oct 04
Castle Rock State Park -Skyline to the Sea Trail (hike post) 5.30 mi
02:25
1080 ft Completely shaded PF: None
R: At the Sempervirens Point
2017
Jun 01
Big Basin Redwoods State Park (hike post) 8.70 mi
03:30
2287 ft Completely shaded PF: $10
R: Next to the Park Headquarters
2016
Jul 30
2015

Sep 05


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Open Space Preserves (Official Website)

Area Distance/
Time (hh:mm)
Elevation Gain Exposure Parking Fee/
Restroom
Trip Date
Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve (hike post) 7.00 mi
02:20
1060 ft Mostly shaded PF: None
R: Inside the preserve, next to the trailhead
2017
Aug 06
Los Trancos Open Space Preserve (hike post) 4.7 mi
01:45
1090 ft Mostly exposed PF: None
R: None here. There is one at the Monte Bello Open Space Preserve directly across the Page Mill Road
2017
Jul 28
El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve (hike post) 6.40 mi
02:35
1375 ft Completely shaded PF: None
R: In the parking lot, next to the trailhead
2017
Jun 28
La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve (hike post) — Permit Required 3.30 mi
02:45
400 ft Equal parts shaded and exposed PF: None
R: None
2017
Jun 21
Monte Bello Open Space Preserve (hike post) 6.50 mi
05:00 (should typically take 3.5 hours)
1400 ft Mostly exposed PF: None
R: In the parking lot, next to the trailhead and at the Backpack Camp
2017
Jun 07
Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve (hike post) 7.30 mi
03:00
1280 ft Completely exposed PF: None
R: Next to the parking lot
2017
Apr 20
Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve 7.22 mi
03:17
1945 ft Mostly shaded PF: None
R: Inside the preserve
2017
Jan 05
Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve 4.0 mi
03:00
640 ft Equal parts shaded and exposed PF: None
R: In the parking lot, next to the trailhead
2017
Jun 17
Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve 2.5 mi
01:15
440 ft Moslty shaded PF: None
R: In the parking lot, next to the trailhead
2016
Apr 30
Apr 26
Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve (hike post) 4.6 mi
02:12
780 ft Equal parts shaded and exposed PF: None
R: At the Skyline Ridge parking lot and at the Russian Ridge parking lot
2017
Jun 24
2016
Jun 19
2015

Sep 12
Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve 7.10 mi
02:45
1029 ft Mostly shaded PF: None
R: Next to the main parking lot
2017
Jun 03
Apr 12
Mar 23
Mar 18
Feb 16
Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve (hike post) 3.25 mi
01:00
610 ft Shaded PF: None
R: Next to the main parking lot
2015
Jun 26

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Open Space Authority Preserves (Official WebSite)

Area Distance/
Time (hh:mm)
Elevation Gain Exposure Parking Fee/
Restroom
Trip Date
Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve 2.85 mi
01:20
370 ft Completely exposed PF: None
R: None
2017
Mar 12

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San Francisco Bay Trail (Official WebSite)

Area Distance/
Time (hh:mm)
Elevation Gain Exposure Parking Fee/
Restroom
Trip Date
Anza Lagoon to Belmont Slough
Coyote Point Recreation Area (hike post) 4.80 mi Flat Completely exposed PF: None
R: Next to the Coyote Point Recreation Area parking lot, also one next to the Seal Point parking lot
2016
Jan 18
Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve
Adobe Creek Loop Trail 6.80 mi
02:20
Flat Completely exposed PF: None
R: Shoreline Lake Boathouse
2017
Jan 28
2015

Oct 10
San Francisco-Northern Waterfront
Lands End to Ghirardelli Square (hike post) 7.60 mi
03:30
516 ft Completely exposed PF: None if you take the BART to San Francisco
R: One public restroom next to the Lookout Cafe near Sutro Baths
2015
Aug 08

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San Mateo County Parks (Official WebSite)

Area Distance/
Time (hh:mm)
Elevation Gain Exposure Parking Fee/
Restroom
Trip Date
Wunderlich County Park (hike post) 6.27 mi
02:30
1247 ft Equal parts shaded and exposed PF: None
R: Next to the parking lot
2017
Aug 02
Huddart Park (hike post) 4.50 mi
01:30
890 ft Completely shaded PF: $6
R: Near the Zwierlein picnic area
2017
Jul 26
Edgewood County Park 3.70 mi
01:55
650 ft Equal parts shaded and exposed PF: None
R: A bit inside the park
2017
Feb 04
Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir (hike post) 6.00 mi
04:00
Flat Mostly exposed PF: None (street parking)
R: One at the entrance and another one a mile down the trail
2016
Dec 12


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Santa Clara County Parks (Official WebSite)

Area Distance/
Time (hh:mm)
Elevation Gain Exposure Parking Fee/
Restroom
Trip Date
Ed Levin County Park 2.18 mi
01:00
3000 ft Completely exposed PF: $6
R: Near the picnic area
2016
May 03
Stevens Creek County Park (hike post) 5.0 mi
02:00
740 ft Mostly exposed PF: None
R: Near the picnic areas around the reservoir
2015
Aug 29
Almaden Quicksilver County Park (hike post) 4.90 mi
02:12
980 ft Equal parts shaded and exposed PF: None (street parking)
R: A bit inside the park near the Mine Hill trailhead
2015
Jul 25

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San Jose Parks (Official WebSite)

Area Distance/
Time (hh:mm)
Elevation Gain Exposure Parking Fee/
Restroom
Trip Date
Alum Rock Park – South Rim Trail (hike post) 4.0 mi
02:00
686 ft Mostly shaded PF: $6
R: Close to all picnic areas and parking lots. One next to the Youth Science Institute.
2015
Aug 16
Alum Rock Park – North Rim Trail (hike post) 4.70 mi
02:30
1337 ft Completely exposed PF: $6
R: Close to all picnic areas and parking lots. One next to the Youth Science Institute.
2015
Aug 01

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2015: 13 hikes, 72 miles
2016: 6 hikes, 28 miles
2017: 22 hikes, 124.57 miles (by August end)

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