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Trail Anatomy 101: Name That Feature!

Child on park trail

National Trails Day is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited! On June 1 people from across the country will join forces to celebrate over 200,000 miles of trail that have enhanced the landscape. In order to build excitement for more >>


May 2013 | Leave a comment

"Flying" One Ton of Rock in Muir Woods

Ranger at Muir Woods

“Tension!” I yell, breaking the serenity in the gully above Muir Woods.

A few seconds later, “Tension!” is the reply from the other side, and I start tensioning the high-line, a cable and pulley system that carries drain rock, gravel, and dirt  across a steep ravine, saving the trail crews time... more >>


January 2013 | Leave a comment

Don't Tip the Scales: Hike a Park Trail

Hikers

Do you feel heavy, like the whipping cream used to top off the pumpkin pie? Do you feel slow, like the lethargy created by a tryptophan overdose? Do you find that your sweatpants go with everything, like when you’ve grown tired of your wardrobe and nothing will do?

If you answered... more >>


December 2012 | Leave a comment

Back to School, Back to Trail Cool

Back to School, Back to Trail Cool

Teens on Trails is a volunteer program designed uniquely with high school students in mind: our volunteer work days are hosted on school holidays!

Our goal is two-fold: we welcome students to cool park sites where we’ll provide some education, snacks, and good times—and in turn, much-needed work gets... more >>


October 2012 | Leave a comment

Crissy Field Center’s Four-Mile History Hike

Mission Dolores

The Crissy Field Center is always looking for ways to connect communities to the Golden Gate National Parks.  This year, Crissy Field Center’s National Park Ranger Fatima Colindres, Mission Dolores Curator Andrew Galvan, Assistant Curator Vincent Medina, and other Parks Conservancy staff will be providing a community program: "Mission Presidio:... 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!

JIM SULLIVAN

Pacifica resident Jim Sullivan describes himself as... 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

Our park partner the Bay Area Open Space Council is hosting a car-free challenge in which participants visit our parks using alternative transit means, document the experience, and win prizes.

The Bay Area Open Space Council is a coalition of nonprofits and public agencies that preserve parks and trails and the... more >>


September 2012 | 1 Comments | Leave a comment

The Wildlife Wonders of Tennessee Valley

08 The Wildlife Wonders of Tennessee Valley

By Liz Ponzini, Manager of Tennessee Valley Nursery

Many people visit and volunteer in different places in the Golden Gate National Parks for different reasons. If you enjoy military history, you can visit the Nike Missile Site or any number of forts and batteries. If you like watching wind surfers, you... more >>


August 2012 | 2 Comments | Leave a comment

Take a Hike: Meander in Marin

Marin parkland

Ditch the summer fog in San Francisco for the sunny peaks of our Golden Gate National Parks in Marin County. Have some fun in the sun on this moderate eight mile hike and finish it off with a frothy pint at the local English inn! Along the way, you'll see... more >>


August 2012 | Leave a comment

Ten Boredom-Busting Park Adventures for Kids

Ten Boredom-busting Park Adventures for Kids

Discovery Quests & Treasure Hunts
Calling all gumshoes! Pick up the “Mystery Trail Challenge” at the Warming Hut, get the “Redwood Discovery” guide at Muir Woods, and visit the Presidio Trust website for more self-guiding adventures. Older kids will love the “treasure hunt” around the Golden Gate Bridge, developed... more >>


July 2012 | Leave a comment

 

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