Go hiking near Santa Clara County homes.People who own Santa Clara County homes are fortunate to live in an area with many opportunities for outdoor activities. There are many beautiful nature trails maintained by Santa Clara County. Get to know some of these wonderful trails in the third annual Healthy Trails Fitness Challenge. Everyone living in Santa Clara County homes is eligible. Register yourself as a participant by clicking here.

Browse through your Healthy Trails Guidebook to find the right trail for you and your friends and family. Trails are categorized according to difficulty. They are also marked for the suitability for walking, jogging, biking, horseback riding, wheel chair accessibility, skating or blading, using a stroller, or bringing dogs. There are also descriptions of each trail, with details such as availability of restrooms, directions, and what plants and animals to watch for. The guide also has tips for introducing children to hiking. When you’ve completed a hike, fill out the Healthy Trails Log and Evaluation and submit it to the County Parks Department. You’ll receive a gift for signing up and another one for completing the challenge. Best of all, you’ll learn more about the trails and parks located near Santa Clara County homes. This is a great way to increase your fitness and learn more about the plants and animals native to the area.