5 light-wood junior ranger badges are seen sitting on a log.
The junior ranger program is meant to spark curiosity in the natural world for kids. And once that curiosity gets sparked, just get ready for a torrent of questions an adult would never ask.
Pirates Cove Trail
The San Francisco Chronicle released a list of the "10 best hiking trails in the Bay Area, according to 600,000 reviews." We're lucky enough to have several of the trail options right here in the GGNRA and within the One Tam footprint.
Sunset at Mori Point
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The right time to get to the parks is whenever you can make it! Here are a few ideas on how to spend time in the parks whether you've got 5, 15, 30, or 60 minutes.
YiOu Wang running through the parks
Meet professional ultrarunner and high school teacher YiOu Wang, who enjoys our parks for mega-runs and hikes with students. With every step, she sees the effects of climate change and the chance to inspire young people toward action.
Visitors enjoy Alcatraz Island.
In this article, we’ll get you set up with some tips to explore Alcatraz like a seasoned park ranger. Visit for those views, for the lush gardens, and the history that ties into present-day social justice movements. Here are some of our insider tips.
Summer Stride 2023 artwork by K-Fai Steele.
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It’s time for an adventure—in the pages of a book or on a path through our parks! Learn about free and fun Summer Stride activities including mindful experiences in nature, author talks and book giveaways, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning and more.
Colored pencils next to a piece of paper titled "Parks at Home: Activity Pack"
Each activity includes fun facts about animals and people in the park, helping kids connect with nature even when they can’t get outside. So what are you waiting for? Download the free activity pack now and get playing!
A monarch butterfly in nature.
In times of great uncertainty, reconnecting to nature and grounding yourself in the outdoors can be a calming practice. Here are a couple of suggestions on how to get started.
Sign labeled "Hopper's Hands" on a fence with the Golden Gate Bridge behind.
Gateways Article
Looking for things to do in the Bay Area? Before your next run to the Golden Gate Bridge, discover the story behind a beloved running tradition in SF.
Outrigger Canoes around Lime Point
Angela Flaviani is the president of the Tamalpais Outrigger Canoe Club, based out of Fort Baker. She sat down with us to tell us more.