There is nothing more that Brent and I love than exploring a new place. Especially when it happens to be really close to home. This gem is only a 10 minute drive from us and we're in heaven. In Hayward, you have the valley then the hills. The hills are were the rich people live. We do not live on the hills therefore. But, if you drive into them, you come across this park which has over 20 miles of trails in it. It is a paradise in a busy busy city.
There are some amazing old trees (this one is huge, Brent climbed out on the lower branches easily).
Even though California is expensive and a lot of weirdos live here, it does have some pretty amazing things to do!