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Peninsula Trail: Hiking & Biking Trails on the San Francisco Peninsula
by Jean Rusmore, Betsy Crowder, Frances Spangle, & Sue LaTourrette (Wilderness Press)
This San Mateo County park of hilltops, gentle meadows, oak groves, and canyons faces the green expanse of the Skyline ridge to the west and looks out over the Bay to the east. It adjoins Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve just across Edgewood Road and the southern San Francisco Watershed lands across I-280.You can picnic here on a knoll listening to meadowlarks in the grass, climb a hill, or walk in cool, secluded glades. This trail guide includes the following trails: Loop Trip to the Wooded Hilltop That Crowns This Park, A Summer Supper Hike, A Shady Canyon Hike, Trails to the Serpentine Meadows.
Waterfall Lover's Guide: Northern California
by Matt & Krissi Danielsson (The Mountaineers Books)
Edgewood Park is a small park in Redwood City on the San Francisco peninsula. It covers just 467 acres but provides a welcome sanctuary for locals and passers-through. The biggest draw aside from easy access is spectacular wildflowers that cover these hillsides in spring. This trail guide contains descriptions of the following trails: Sylvan Trail Falls.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco
by Jane Huber (Menasha Ridge Press)
This hike ascends gently through coast-liveoak and California bay woodlands, then traverses grassland where hikers visiting in spring may see drifts of flowers. On the return leg of the loop, a tiny waterfall in a wooded canyon charms visitors after heavy rainstorms.
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