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Summer of restoration, backpacking, and bonding: The rewarding LINC program, in high schoolers' own words

The LINC program's Packing the Parks trek from Stinson Beach to Crissy Field in July 2018.

These 40 high schoolers spent the summer in the Golden Gate National Parks through our intensive LINC youth leadership program. Here, in their own words, is their adventure: From restoring local habitat to their final four-day hike as the two groups “transformed into … one collection of humans treasuring the beautiful area we live in, and most importantly, one family.” more >>


September 2018 | Leave a comment

Winter Guide to the Parks for the Hip and Happening

Winter Happenings

Critters might crawl into a hole and hibernate through the winter, but that’s no reason for you to do the same! Learn about some fun activities that you and your family can enjoy in the coming days and weeks…it’s our “hot list” for the cold months! more >>


January 2018 | Leave a comment

Amazing Graze: 75 Goats Advance Rehabilitation Project at Fort Mason

80 Goats Advance Rehabilitation Project at Fort Mason

It’s been “Arma-goat-don” for the weeds at Fort Mason’s East Black Point. This past month, a herd of the quirky, cloven-hoofed critters cleared the area of invasive vegetation. Learn where the goats came from, why they’ve been in our parks, and how you can carry on their work. more >>


September 2017 | Leave a comment

Tales Forever: Read a Story, Page by Page, as You Walk a Trail

StoryWalks at Lands End

Through the magic of StoryWalks, pages from two charming children’s books will be placed on signs along trails at Lands End and Mountain Lake (Presidio) this summer. Learn about this project—and other fun programs in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library. more >>



Trail Etiquette 101: Ensure Our Parks’ Paths Are Safe and Fun for All

Here’s a handy primer—or a reminder—of some common-courtesy rules of trail etiquette. more >>



What Happens When a Massive Redwood Tree Falls

With the frequent and heavy rains, about a dozen coast redwoods have come down in recent months at Muir Woods. Learn what happens when a giant falls, how trail crews move a 10-ton redwood, and how the death of one tree gives life to so many other species. more >>


March 2017 | Leave a comment

Q&A: Mt. Tam Secrets with Barry Spitz

Barry Spitz

Mount Tamalpais Trails is your one-stop, must-have resource for exploring Mt. Tam. In this exclusive interview, author Barry Spitz—one of the preeminent authorities on Tam—shares his favorite spot, his recommended hikes, and his greatest challenge in walking every single trail on the mountain. more >>


July 2016 | Leave a comment

National Trails Day: Pitch In and Get Out to Explore!

National Trails Day: Pitch In and Get Out to Explore!

Get a sneak preview of National Trails Day, coming up on June 4. Sign up for action-packed projects (including a key segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail on Milagra Ridge) and learn about some easy trails you can explore with your whole family. more >>


June 2016 | Leave a comment

A New Bridge by the Golden Gate

Presido Battery Bridge

By the end of summer, an exciting new trail feature will grace the southern end of the Golden Gate. Visitors will be able to connect directly to the Presidio Coastal Trail, via a striking new bike/pedestrian “bridge” over the historic batteries. more >>


August 2015 | Leave a comment

Trail Tools Quiz: Can You Dig It?

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Test your knowledge of 10 common tools from the top-secret Fort Miley tool shed. more >>


June 2015 | Leave a comment

 

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