I am currently an electrical engineering PhD student at Stanford University that loves the outdoors. I lead my friends on hikes in the Santa Cruz Mountains most weekends, and this is a log of our adventures. Each park page contains the following information:
1) Comments on hike
2) Google map of park location
3) Link to park website
4) Map of park with our hike highlighted
5) Pictures and identification of flowers found in park

Sort by:
Rating             Park                                 Date
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ San Gregorio State Beach 9/19/2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Monte Bello Open Space Preserve 9/21/2012   3/2/2013
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ Stanford Dish 9/22/2012
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ Coyote Lake County Park 9/23/2012
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ Wunderlich County Park 9/29/2012   3/16/2013
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Pescadero Creek County Park 9/30/2012   5/26-27/2013
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Yosemite 10/6/2012   4/27-28/2013   6/17-19/2013
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve 10/13/2012
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ Shinn Historic Park & Arboretum 10/14/2012
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge 10/14/2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Pinnacles National Monument 10/20/2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Castle Rock State Park 10/28/2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Almaden Quicksilver County Preserve 11/04/2012
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ Tilden Park 11/11/2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve 12/01/2012   2/9/2013
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Long Ridge Open Space Preserve 12/13/2012
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Uvas Canyon County Park 1/20/2013
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ Upper Stevens Creek County Park 2/3/2013
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Huddart County Park 2/18/2013   8/24/2013
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ Pearson-Arastradero Preserve 2/23/2013
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ Windy Hill Open Space Preserve 3/9/2013
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Big Basin Redwoods State Park 3/23/2013
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ Montara State Beach 4/13/2013
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Fremont Older Open Space Preserve / Stevens Creek County Park 5/11/2013
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ Coal Mine Ridge 6/1/2013
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ Baylands Nature Preserve 6/16/2013
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ King's Canyon/Sequoia National Parks 7/14-15/2013
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve 8/18/2013
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Butano State Park 9/1/2013


Other Resources
Bay Area Hiker Wildflowers
Almaden Quicksilver County Preserve Wildflowers
Henry Coe State Park Wildflowers