Park rangers and volunteer docents lead participants on a monthly hike, sharing information about the park’s unique features and the natural history. Take A Hike attracts individuals and families looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors while incorporating exercise and learning.
New this year, Take A Hike joins the Healthy Parks, Healthy People Bay Area – a collaborative of Bay Area park agencies encouraging Bay Area residents to explore parks while improving their mental and physical health.
A recent study conducted by researchers at Stanford University found that the benefits of walking in nature go beyond those of physical exercise. Read a New York Times article about the Stanford study and the positive effects walking in wooded and green environments can have on our mental well being.