With 28 regional parks encompassing 52,000 acres, Santa Clara County Parks is full of hidden hiking gems.
Start the new year by getting out of your routine and try a new trail (or seven). We’ve hand picked seven magnificent hiking adventures, all nearby, to get you outside and experience new terrain and spectacular vistas.
And to entice you to hike the Magnificent 7, a commemorative t-shirt or bandana awaits those who complete the #PixInParks challenge!
#PixInParks Challenge — Hike all seven listed trails pictured below and take a photo at the designated spot.
The link under each park photo is to a pdf with directions to find that park’s spot.
*Special Note about Sanborn: We highly suggest to download the Avenza Map App and bring a paper map with you to stay on route.
HERE ARE THE FOUR MOST IMPORTANT STEPS OF YOUR HIKES -
(recommended) Download the map using Avenza Maps app
(or any other geolocating map app) before you leave for the park.
Step 2: Take a selfie or group photo at the destination point.
Step 3: Tag your photo with the hashtag #PixInParks, as well as the hashtag for the particular location where the photo was taken (see photos below for where to take your Pix and what hashtags to use).
Come into the Santa Clara County P
arks and Recreation Administration Office at 298 Garden Hill Drive, Los Gatos, 95032 to receive your T-Shirt or Bandana (while supplies last) during normal business hours (Mon-Fri, 8-5). Be sure to bring your phone or camera with all seven photos, especially if you don’t use Instagram. Click here
(after you have completed all seven) to submit your information so we know you are dropping by!
Deadline to complete the PixInParks Challenge and claim yo
ur T-shirt or Bandana (while supplies last) is December 15, 2020. Follow #PixInParks on Instagram to view the awesome gallery!
PLAN AHEAD FOR YOUR ADVENTURE!
These trails and parks were chosen specifically for you to get outside and explore your wonderful 28-regional park system.
- Some parks may be close and some may be far. Make it a day trip and explore other trails and activities as well.
- Some trails may be easy and some may be hard. Do the best you can or challenge yourself and explore another part of the park.
- Some trail lengths may be short and some may be long. Finished too soon? Try visiting other parts of the park, have a picnic, or bring binoculars and look for awesome wildlife. If you feel it's too long, again, do the best you can!We are happy that you are trying out something new and connecting with nature.
- Got a Dog? Some trails MAY not allow dogs (Chitactac-Adams Park does not allow dogs). Don’t let this discourage you! Check out one of our Dog Parks , tag yourself at that park and we will accept it. OR, checkout another trail in previous challenges and we will accept that, too! For more information on Dog Access in County Parks, please click here.