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Looking for easy walk recommendations in/near South San Jose

Hi All.  Looking for recommendations for easy walking hikes.  In and Near South San Jose.  I'm new to hiking and have a bad knee.  I'm even looking for friends to walk with. 

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Hi @xsabmomx ! 

I love Alviso Marina County Park especially for sunset. It's completely flat and great bird watching and views of the bay as well as Baylands Park in Sunnyvale. https://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/parkfinder/Pages/SunnyvaleBaylands.aspx 

Another favorite which is completely flat but stunning is Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park past Boulder Creek area. I would take all of my out-of-town friends here to just admire the beauty of the old growth redwood trees. 

I've used this resource before to find hikes: https://bahiker.com/extras/allaccess.html

I've had some friends who use meetup.com to find good hiking groups and meet other people. 

I hope that helps! I'm glad you're getting outside and into hiking. My days are always better when I get outside.  

At REI, we believe a life outdoors is a life well-lived.

@xsabmomx i second the recommendation for henry cowell. easy to get to, flat trails that are stroller/wheelchair friendly and lots of great redwoods to see. theres also a creek you can splash in.

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Presumably San Jose. CA.  This resource might help...

https://www.alltrails.com/us/california/san-jose

As far as hiking with others I would search out local hiking groups and clubs.

Hi @xsabmomx ! 

I love Alviso Marina County Park especially for sunset. It's completely flat and great bird watching and views of the bay as well as Baylands Park in Sunnyvale. https://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/parkfinder/Pages/SunnyvaleBaylands.aspx 

Another favorite which is completely flat but stunning is Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park past Boulder Creek area. I would take all of my out-of-town friends here to just admire the beauty of the old growth redwood trees. 

I've used this resource before to find hikes: https://bahiker.com/extras/allaccess.html

I've had some friends who use meetup.com to find good hiking groups and meet other people. 

I hope that helps! I'm glad you're getting outside and into hiking. My days are always better when I get outside.  

At REI, we believe a life outdoors is a life well-lived.

@xsabmomx i second the recommendation for henry cowell. easy to get to, flat trails that are stroller/wheelchair friendly and lots of great redwoods to see. theres also a creek you can splash in.