Healthy hiking opportunities in San Benito County, CA

We at Community FoodBank love healthy hiking in our beautiful San Benito County. In celebration of National Take a Hike Day, kick off the weekend right by lacing up your boots and pulling out a trail map. Not sure where to go? Check out Pinnacles National Park or Mudstone Ranch or even the De Anza Trail.

Pinnacles National Park

Some 23 million years ago multiple volcanoes erupted, flowed, and slid to form what would become Pinnacles National Park. What remains is a unique landscape. Travelers journey through chaparral, oak woodlands, and canyon bottoms. Hikers enter rare talus caves and emerge to towering rock spires teeming with life: prairie and peregrine falcons, golden eagles, and the inspiring California condor. –Pinnacles National Park website

Mudstone Ranch

Mudstone Ranch at Hollister Hills SVRA is located in the eastern foothills of the Gabilan Mountains, seven miles south of Hollister. Mudstone Ranch features non-motorized multi-use trails. All trails at Mudstone Ranch are shared by equestrian, hikers and mountain bikers alike. Trails vary in difficulty to appeal to many experience levels and interests. –Mudstone Ranch at Hollister Hills SVRA

De Anza Trail

“¬°Vayan Subiendo!”(“Everyone mount up!”) was the rousing call from Juan Bautista de Anza. In 1775-76, he led some 240 men, women, and children on an epic journey to establish the first non-Native settlement at San Francisco Bay. Today, the 1,200-mile Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail connects history, culture, and outdoor recreation from Nogales, Arizona, to the San Francisco Bay Area. –National Park Service, Juan Bautista de Anza website


Community Food Bank’s mission is to provide food, nutritional education and advocacy for our neighbors in need within San Benito County.


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