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#PixInParks challenge ends December 15, 2020

Published on: 7/8/2020 4:23 PM
With 28 regional parks encompassing 52,000 acres, Santa Clara County Parks is full of hidden hiking gems.

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.


Common Question: How do I receive my prize after completing the #PixInParks Challenge?


**Due to the shelter-in-place order, our Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Administration Office at 298 Garden Hill Drive, Los Gatos, 95032 will be closed until further notice, as a preventive measure to stop the spread of COVID-19.


In response to this, you have either two options: wait until we re-open our office to pick up your prizes in person OR have us deliver your commemorative prize to your home! Please fill out the completion form​ (after you have completed he challenge) to choose your preference.


Please note:

·        T-shirts are first come, first served and supplies are limited. Santa Clara County Parks cannot guarantee a shirt your size at the time of pickup or requesting delivery. However, we will try our best to accommodate your needs.

·        The delivery option is temporary and will be removed once our office opens back up again.

·        If you receive your shirt and want to exchange for a different size, you will have to wait until our park office opens to obtain your desired size.

For questions or concerns please email or



Step 1: (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).

Step 4: Come into the Santa Clara County Parks 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!   

3 BONUS ADVENTURE CHALLENGE:  Once you completed these three adventures, submit your information here for your tote bag!

Deadline to complete the PixInParks Challenge and claim your T-shirt or Bandana (while supplies last) is December 15, 2020. Follow #PixInParks on Insta​gram​ to view the awesome gallery!



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.
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The Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department works continuously to develop  accessible and inclusive facilities, programs and services  in compliance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (‘ADA”). The Department will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs* or activities†.   The Department will make reasonable modifications to policies and programs* to ensure that people with disability have an equal opportunity to enjoy our programs*, services and activities†.   If you need assistance with an ADA request, please contact our ADA Coordinator at​

*Alternate routes for the PixInParks Challenge can be found in the Trail Info/ADA quick link or here​

†View here​ for more information about Accessible Outdoor Activities


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​​​T-shirt - I hiked the Magnificent Seven
Complete all 7 Challenges and get a custom shirt or this commemorative bandana!​

I hiked the Magnificent Seven

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