Category Archives: Dog friendly hikes

A return to the heat – and the steep – with Tilden Park hike

The Adventurers have been trying to “try some place new” most Tuesdays. Today, D suggested Tilden Park and plotted a hike that he did warn would have some steep stretches. An attraction to heading to Berkeley and that park was … Continue reading

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Out of the heat and out of the steep with coast side hike

The Adventurers returned to the Coast today and specifically the hike along the bluff above Mavericks that they last hiked in December when they were there for L’s birthday. Knowing that the Coast would be a popular Sunday destination, they … Continue reading

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A butt-kicking, three-mile hike on a hot day in Saratoga

The headline says it all. The Adventurers continued their “try something new” and journey south to Sanborn Park in Saratoga. It’s a lushly wooded park of close to 3,500 acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It’s main claim to geologic … Continue reading

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Yet another new park, this time Stevens Creek in Saratoga

L continues to be amazed at the fact that she missed the many dog-friendly parks in Santa Clara County during the Cassie years, but the Adventurers are working to get them notched off their hiking list one by one. The … Continue reading

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On a something different roll, this time to Uvas Canyon

The Adventurers had a Friday with no commitments, so decided to do a joint activity. Their chosen destination was Uvas Canyon, a lushly wooded park of more than 1,200 acres on the eastern side of the Santa Cruz Mountains. D … Continue reading

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Something different – again – this time hiking at Pleasanton Ridge

When D suggested again “let’s go somewhere different” this morning and unearthed dog-friendly Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park, L was initially less than enthused. Pleasanton seemed a long ways away for a couple hour hike. But she soon learned that there … Continue reading

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Returning to the old (but new) path along Alpine Road

Most of the time the Adventurers park at the Ladera shopping center and head out along Alpine Road toward Los Trancos. But this morning, they decided to walk along the stretch of Alpine from close by their house out to … Continue reading

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