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The Magnificent 7 Challenge begins January 8, 2019!

Published on: 2/20/2019 2:28 PM
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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.​
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​HERE ARE THE FOUR MOST IMPORTANT STEPS OF YOUR HIKES —


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!

Deadline to complete the PixInParks Challenge and claim your T-shirt or Bandana (while supplies last) is December 1, 2019. Follow #PixInParks on Instagram​ to view awesome gallery!

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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 (only one trail this year; Upper Stevens Creek). Don’t let this discourage you! Check out one of our Dog Parks, tag yourself at that park and we will accept it. OR, check another trail in that park that does allow dogs 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 ADACoordinator@prk.sccgov.org​

*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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