Hike in Oakland

Photo by MiguelVieira, Flickr Creative Commons
Photo by MiguelVieira, Flickr Creative Commons

Redwood Regional Stroll Set for November 20

Walk in the largest remaining stand of coast redwoods in the San Francisco area’s East Bay. Join the East Bay Regional Park District from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, November 20, 2011, for a stroll through Redwood Regional Park. This 3-mile guided hike will feature chaparral-oak woodland then meander back under the redwood canopy.

No registration is required for this family event.

For more information, contact the district at (510) 544-3187, or visit its Redwood Regional Park page. For directions to the starting point, Canyon Meadow Staging Area, see the trail map at the bottom of the Redwood Regional Park page.

Snowshoe in Seki: Free Rental, Ranger-Led Walks Among Sequoias


See the giant sequoias of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (otherwise known as “SEKI”) cloaked in winter white while walking atop the snow-on snowshoes. Through March, the Giant Forest and Lodgepole areas offer ranger-led snowshoe walks during most weekends, snow permitting. The snowshoe rental and the walk are free.

New Live Redwoods Webcam


Through a new web camera, see the Smith River and the ancient giants of Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, home to many of the tallest trees on Earth. Next time you’re daydreaming about a trip to these tranquil forests, now you can escape virtually by visiting this site.

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