This past weekend, the weather cleared up and the sun finally came out! You know what that means? Time for the first hike of the year! If you’ve followed my blog, you know that I try to go hiking pretty regularly once the weather gets nice. It’s one of my self-care things.

On Saturday, my husband and I headed out to El Corte De Madera Creek Open Space Preserve. It’s part of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District in San Mateo County. With our record rain fall in the Bay Area this year, everything was so green and lush, and the wildflowers were blooming!

We did an approximately 2.5 mile loop, a little warm-up to start off the season. We took Tafoni Trail > Fir Trail > Vista Point, and then Fir Trail back to the trail head. There were a couple of muddy areas but none were too bad.

A few other people were out on the trails with us, as well as some bikers, but it wasn’t as crowded as you would expect for such a nice weekend. We had no trouble with parking.