5 Parks Near Silicon Valley to Snap that Springtime Selfie

Spring is all about pleasant weather, getting outdoors and taking pictures while the city is alive with vibrant colors and incredible wildflowers. So before the seasonal rain dies down and the vivid blooms wither away, we suggest you make a quick visit to 5 of our favorites areas close by that offer the perfect locale for a springtime selfie or family photo.

Edgewood Park & Natural Preserve

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With over 467 acres of woodlands and grasslands, Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve offers magnificent displays of wildflowers each spring. There are even some wonderful hiking and sightseeing opportunities you can participate in!

Half Moon Bay

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It’s the most colorful time of year at Half Moon Bay! The ideal weather conditions this winter are responsible for the superbloom of yellow mustard flowers that have popped up across the vast field. After a few shots, you can enjoy some beach time and fresh air!

Santa Teresa County Park

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Extremely scenic, the park’s 3.8 mile Coyote Peak and Ridge Trail Loop features beautiful florals as well as an elevation that overlooks the southern expanse of Silicon Valley with incredible views of Diablo Range and the Santa Cruz Mountains. The trail offers a number of activity options like mountain biking, horseback riding, and more.

Senador Mine to Mine Hill Loop

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Open year-round, the Senador Mine to Mine Hill Loop is a 14-mile trail that features wildflowers galore, a sparkling lake, and gentle rolling hills – the perfect background for a spring photoshoot! Afterwards, make sure to take a moment to savor the incredible views of the Bay Area and Guadalupe Reservoir.

Wilder Ranch State Park

Wilder Ranch State Park

Spanning 7,000 acres, the Santa Cruz coastline park features California Poppies and Buttercups mixed with purple petaled Sky Lupines and Western Blue Eyed Grass. The landscape and 35 miles of trail are ideal for photo ops, picnics, hiking along the coast and Santa Cruz mountains, and more.