Links to parks, hiking and environmental organizations

For information about many parks on the Peninsula and in the East-Bay see
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District,
Santa Clara County Parks
and East Bay Regional Park District
San Mateo County Parks
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority
These agencies have maps on their web sites.

Hiking locations in the San Francisco Bay Area

Santa Cruz Mountains
Año Nuevo State Reserve
Arastradero Preserve
Bay Area Backcountry (Santa Cruz Mountains)
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Butano State Park
Castle Rock State Park
Edgewood County Park
Henry Cowell redwoods State Park (Cal-DPR)
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (maps)
Palo Alto Foothills Park
Pescadero Creek County Park
Portola Redwoods State Park

Henry W. Coe State Park/ Pine Ridge Association
Henry W. Coe State Park (Cal-DPR)
Forest of Nisene Marks State Park (Cal-DPR)
Pinnacles National Monument (National Park Service)
Point Lobos State Reserve
Wilder Ranch State Park (Cal-DPR)
Rancho Canada del Oro Open Space Preserve

Bay Area - general
Bay Area Backcountry
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council
Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Association

Many hiking links
Bay Area Hiker Trails Index
California hiking trails

Marin County and the North
Angel Island State Park
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Mount Diablo State Park
Mount Diablo Interpretive Association
Mount Tamalpais State Park
Hiking the Matt Davis & Steep Ravine Loop
Marin Trails
Hiking the Coastal Trail & Hill 88 Loop
Marin's 7 best hikes
Muir Woods National Monument
Point Reyes National Seashore (National Park Service)

East Bay
Bay Area Backcountry (East Bay)
Coyote Hills Regional Park
EBMUD Trails
East Bay Regional Park District (maps)
Hiking the San Pablo Ridge & Wildcat Creek Loop
Hiking Wildcat Peak

Bay Trail Home Page
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Palo Alto Baylands

Some nice pictures, you will need QuicktimeVR to view
Virtual Parks/Forests

Wildflower pictures
Almaden Wildflowers
Bay Area Hiker: Wildflowers
UC Berkeley's Digital Library Project (very good finder for UK flowers)
Wildflowers at Coe Park

Wildflower reports
California Wildflower Hotsheet

Excellent trail guides with many photos
Redwood Hikes. Maps and photos from the redwood parks

Organizations - Bay Area

600 Hikes in Bay Area
Bay Area Hiking Clubs
Bay Trail Home Page
Coastwalk home page
Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Association
Sierra Club, Black Mountain Group
Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter
East Bay Barefoot Hikers
East Bay Casual Hiking Group

Parks Agencies
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
EBMUD Watershed and recreation
East Bay Regional Park District
Santa Clara County Parks

Trail maintenance and other volunteer work
Big Basin Trail Crew
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail
Hidden Villa
Preseving and enhancing trails in Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Association
Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter
The Trail Center
Ukiah Valley Trail Group
Volunteers for Outdoor California
Wildlands Restoration Team

Land aquisition and preservation
Peninsula Open Space Trust
Sempervirens Fund

California Native Plants Society (Santa Clara Valley)

Parks/hiking organizations - State, National

American Hiking Society
American Trails web site
California State Parks Foundation
Pacific Crest Trail Association
Peak to Peak Trail and Wilderness links
Redwood hikes
Tahoe Rim Trail Association

Parks Agencies
Great Basin
California Dept. of Recreation

California Native Plants Society

Trail maintenance
American Hiking Society - Volunteer Vacations
Pacific Crest Trail Association
Volunteer Backcountry Trail Work
Ventana Wilderness Alliance
Wilderness Volunteers

Land aquisition and preservation
Nature Conservancy
Nature Conservancy, Mt. Hamilton Project
Save the Redwoods League
Ventana Wilderness Alliance

Environmental organizations

A Bay Area Index
Bay Area Open Space Council (Open Space organizations)

The Wilderness Society
California Wilderness Coalition
High Country News

Forest Ethics (formally Coastal Rainforest Coalition)
Forests Forever
Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics
Rainforest Action Network
Forestry education site for students

National Audubon Society
Mountain Lion Foundation
National Wildlife Federation
Santa Clara Vally Audubon Society
World Wildlife Fund

Energy etc.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists home page
Center for Defense Information
Union of Concerned Scientists

General - toxics, pollution etc.
Acterra. (Was Peninsula Conservation Center Foundation)
League of Conservation Voters
Natural Resources Defense Council
PlanetDrum Foundation
Quit Smoking
Lung Health


Hiking links
Bay Nature Magazine

Suggestions from youngsters/and experienced hikers
A Guide to Hiking Basics
50 Survival Tips and Tricks
The Hiker's Guide to Poisonous Plants
ProTrails — Trail info. for some Western States
Welcome to Johann & Sandra's Web
Hiking Resource Guide

Climate change
101 Top Web Resources on Climate Change

National Immigration Forum

Commute by bicycle
California Bicycle Coalition
Rails to Trails
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
Transit info (Bikes)
Bicycling in Moutain View

Amnesty International
Doctors without borders
Medicine Without Frontiers
Oxfam International

Sudden Oak Death
California Mortality Task Force

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Links page checked 08/22/15

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