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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 >>


June 2013 | Leave a comment

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 >>


May 2013 | Leave a comment

"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 >>


January 2013 | Leave a comment

Don't Tip the Scales: Hike a Park Trail

Hikers

It’s the big eating season. Here in the Golden Gate National Parks you can have your cake (umm, pie) and eat it too. Manage the holiday feasting and stress with three great park trails that will have you feeling fine and ready to dine (again)! more >>


December 2012 | Leave a comment

Crissy Field Center’s Four-Mile History Hike

Mission Dolores

Did you know that there is an old road that connects the Mission District to the Presidio? Crissy Field Center will explore the historical connection between the Mission and the Presidio on a four-mile history hike. more >>


October 2012 | 2 Comments | Leave a comment

Well-Spoken: Seven Sensational Bike Rides

09 Well Spoken: Six Sensational Bike Rides

We asked a panel of bike experts for their favorite rides in the Golden Gate National Parks. Read on for the full prescription from these cycle-ologists: directions, descriptions, tips, and more. Then put your mettle to the pedal and get out there! more >>


September 2012 | 6 Comments | Leave a comment

Go Car-Free to the Parks, Win Prizes

09 Go Car Free in the Parks Win Prizes

Ditch the automobile. Forgo the parking hunt. Sit back, relax, and arrive at your favorite park. With Transit and Trails as your guide, go for a walk, hike, run, or ride in a whole new way. Document your adventure and win prizes! more >>


September 2012 | 1 Comments | Leave a comment

The Wildlife Wonders of Tennessee Valley

08 The Wildlife Wonders of Tennessee Valley

As one of the few staff working in Tennessee Valley, Liz Ponzini (manager of our Tennessee Valley Nursery) is well-acquainted with the natural wonders of the area—including the local wildlife. Read on to get the inside scoop for your next hike in this remarkable valley. more >>


August 2012 | 2 Comments | Leave a comment

 

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