Useful Hiking Links

Other hiking opportunities

Important skin protection information

The Ultimate Hiking Guide

Bee Stings

Ticks and Lyme Disease

What do do if you find a tick on you

Natural Bug Repellent vs. Deet

Avoid Mosquitoes

Avoiding and treating Poison Oak

Navigating with a Map and Compass

Basic Knot Tying

Creating a Fire for Survival

Building a First Aid Kit

Photos of hiking classes

Volunteer opportunities with the Santa Cruz County park system

Restoring Native Habitat

Hiking Stretches

Links to local parks, maps, hiking and environmental organizations

Santa Cruz area trail guides and books


pic of great blue heron
Photo by Lynne Alper