Our abundant open space preserves and park lands are a huge attraction to living on the San Francisco Peninsula. It's not hard to realize how happy hundreds, if not thousands, of residents were when parks were opened again last week, on May 4, -- with precautions.
One of the wisest choices park administrators made was to designate some of the narrow hiking trails, where keeping 6' distance isn't feasible, as one-way.
On Thursday I had real estate business to attend to in San Mateo County, so took advantage while I was there to get my exercise by stopping by Huddart County Park, in the hills behind the town of Woodside, for a lovely hike through the redwoods, madrone trees and tan oaks. Due to the one-way trails, our hike changed from the planned one, and added a couple of extra miles, but to us that was a plus.
Close behind the towns of Redwood City and San Carlos is Edgewood County Park, which now features many one-way trails as shown on the map at the top of this post. Parks located close to urban areas see lots of visitors. These one-way trails is one way to give additional protection to hikers and runners.
Enjoy this beautiful month of May safely as you remain aware.