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The Great Escape: Go For A Hike

This week, enjoy the outdoors with a hike.

After a couple of weeks of off and on rain, it's time to get outside and enjoy some fresh air.

Choose a day that is dry and enjoy the natural landscape that our region has to offer.

(Edmonds Road, Redwood City) boasts 17.5 acres of open land, with several hiking trails of different lengths and skill levels. If you have dogs, they are allowed to run free in a paved loop in the center of the park.

(Eaton Ave, San Carlos) and (3200 Brittan Ave, San Carlos) are also nice, and connect at Brittan Ave. Both parks offer natural, wooded scenery and views.

In Belmont, (Lyall Way and Lake Road, Belmont) is a great place to hike, offering wooded landscapes, canyon views, and a nice lake at the bottom. Several trails are available.

Finally, check out (Marsh Road, Menlo Park), which provides a large open space for hiking with views of the South Bay. The park boasts a main trail around the perimeter as well as several smaller trails throughout the space.

Hiking is a great way to get some exercise, enjoy nature and get a breath of fresh air!

Gladwyn d'Souza March 17, 2011 at 04:23 AM
Check out hikes with the San Carlos Belmont Sierra Club. We built and maintain the trails at Eaton Park and Big Canyon Park. Next months hike will be at Waterdog. http://sierra.club.home.comcast.net/%7Esierra.club/Schedule.html
Julie Gosse March 17, 2011 at 05:51 AM
Great suggestion, Gladwyn. Thanks!
Laura Dudnick March 17, 2011 at 06:51 AM
I LOOOOVE Water Dog Lake Park -- it's such a gem within Belmont. Be sure to check out this feature story on the history of Water Dog Lake Park from a few months ago: http://belmont-ca.patch.com/articles/belmonts-hidden-treasure-water-dog-lake-park
Kevin Sullivan March 17, 2011 at 04:53 PM
Speaking of Waterdog, We are working on a new trail around the lake as well. People who get up there likely know there has been a small old trail that starts on both sides of the dam but kind of comes to an end back in the reeds and its easy to get lost back there. The new trail is higher up so stays above the waterline, is 4ft wide and gentle so Moms with strollers as well as young and old can enjoy it safely. Volunteers are building this new trail and we can use the help of anybody interested. We are looking to have a good size group on Saturday March 26. You can find a bit more info on the Belmont.gov site at: http://manage.belmont.gov/upload/Document/D240006777/SupportYourTrails.pdf

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