Lovely landscape Mount Umunhum

3 Day Self-Guided “Dine and Hike” in Los Gatos

County: San Mateo/Santa Clara County Distance: Day 1: Saratoga Gap to Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve: 7.8 miles Day 2: Sierra Azul (Hicks Road) to Lexington Reservoir: 11.8 miles Day 3: Hicks Road to Mockingbird Trail

Helen Putnam Park

Petaluma Park Tour, Sonoma

County: Sonoma Distance: 7.1 1.2 miles in Helen Putnam Park, and a separate 5.9-mile section from McNear Park to Casa Grande Road. Difficulty: Moderate Explore the Ridge Trail in Petaluma Helen Putnam Park: Enjoy Helen

Wunderlich to Huddart County Park, Woodside

County: San Mateo Miles: 5.8 Difficulty: Easy If you are looking to stay out of the heat this shaded trail in San Mateo county is a good pick! Follow the gently graded Skyline Trail through

Tilden to Redwood Regional Park, Berkeley

County: Contra Costa Miles: 9.3 Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Climb to dramatic views from San Pablo Ridge, descend to wooded streamsides, and traverse open grasslands. This challenging trip along the spine of the East Bay