The Thursday Picture – Easy Hike to a Great View

I’ve got a secret.  There is an easy hike to the top of a mountain where you can see from downtown San Jose all the way up to downtown San Francisco.  This easy hike is only about 1/3 of a mile with a 200 foot elevation gain.  And, this hike is perfect for Mom’s, Dad’s, kids, Uncles, Aunts, Grandparent’s, In Laws, neighbors, PTA Presidents, Popes, Labs on a leash, Soccer Teams, and teenagers.

The secret trailhead spot starts at the Windy Hill Skyline Boulevard upper parking lot.  Take the Anniversary Trail just to the right of the gravel parking lot.  This short hike to the top of Windy Hill will reward you with some spectacular views of the south bay and San Jose/Silicon Valley.  If it is a clear day, you may be able to see downtown San Francisco and the port of Oakland!

Easy!  So, where are you hiking this weekend?

If you’re looking for me, I’m over the hill.

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