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Best Easy Day Hikes: San Jose
by Tracy Salcedo-Chourre (Falcon Guides)
Wildflowers and wild ducks top the list of highlights along this lovely loop, which also encompasses a sultry oak woodland and pleasant views of the surrounding hills and valleys. The summit of Windy Hill is touted as a great place to take in views of San Francisco Bay—and a great place to fly a kite or launch a hang glider if you have the proper permit). But the park’s lower reaches harbor a pond and oak woodland that are equally worthy of a hiker’s attention. The Betsy Crowder Trail, named for a one-time director on the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District board, is a beautiful path through oaks and bays that rings with bird calls.
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