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My Day Carrying a Google Trekker Backpack

Google Trekking

We sent our somewhat-slothy reporter out on a steep, clifftop trail with a 40-pound Google Trekker. Read on to discover how he felt—and what he learned—while volunteering for this pioneering effort to capture “Street View”-like images of all our park trails. more >>


December 2013 | 4 Comments | Leave a comment

Soil Remediation and Community Conversations at the Presidio Bluffs

View from Presidio Bluffs

Have you been met by chain-link fences while wandering the trails that lead to the Golden Gate Bridge? Curious about what is happening behind the fence? Discover how the Presidio Bluffs remediation project aims to create a healthier ecosystem. more >>


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Summer Crews Step Up to Improve Tennessee Valley Trail

Tennessee Valley

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and see how the Golden Gate Trail Crew—alongside teams of dedicated youth volunteers—restored a portion of the Tennessee Valley Trail. Learn about the wonderful properties of a favorite trail feature: the box step. more >>


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Outdoor Fun with Kids – Three Hikes for All Ages

Kids on a hike (Tung Chee)

The school year may have just started, but it doesn’t mean you and your children need to head indoors just yet. Here are a few hikes that the kids are sure to enjoy! more >>


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A New Face and a New Phase: Summer Trail Work Days

Jaimie Baxter

The Parks Conservancy has a new Trails Stewardship Manager! Meet Jaimie and join the Trail Crew this summer as drop-in volunteer days, every third Saturday, are in full swing. Read on for all the details. more >>


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Ten Park Trail Names Explained

Sweeney Ridge (Kirke Wrench)

Most trail names are self-explanatory; they take their monikers from the area’s geographic features or natural resources. But some are a little more cryptic and obscure. In honor of National Trails Day on June 1, we did a little sleuthing into 10 mysterious trail names. more >>



Giving Back to the Trails at Golden Gate

Trail volunteers (Maria Durana)

When the National Trails Systems Act of 1968 established a network of federally recognized trails across America, it also gave all of us a specific role and privilege. Learn what that is, and how National Trails Day (June 1) provides a chance to fulfill that duty. more >>


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Trail Anatomy 101: Name That Feature!

Child on park trail

National Trails Day is right around the corner (June 1). So put on you thinking caps—or your hard hats—and grab a shovel, because you’ll need to dig deep into your memory and knowledge. It’s time to play Name That Trail Feature! more >>


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"Flying" One Ton of Rock in Muir Woods

Ranger at Muir Woods

Working only in wintertime, National Park Service crews and Trails Forever staff have been designing and building new sections of the Hillside Trail in Muir Woods since 2006. This year, it will be completed. Go behind the scenes as they “fly” one-ton of drain rock for the trail. more >>


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