Explore the Outdoors: Check Out A Hiking Backpack

The Pacifica Libraries, Sanchez and Sharp Park, are piloting a county library program to encourage you to get outdoors. You can check out a hiking backpack for three weeks! The backpack includes binoculars, a magnifying glass, a compass, field guides and trail maps of Mori Point, opens a new window, Devil's Slide, opens a new window and San Pedro Valley Park, opens a new window.

In 2018, hiking backpacks will be available at all San Mateo County Libraries with location-specific hiking maps in each backpack. We are fortunate to have many amazing hikes within miles of each library branch.

Currently, we have an exciting opportunity for you to get outdoors and use one of our backpacks - we have a hike scheduled on Saturday, October 21 at San Pedro Valley Park in Pacifica.

You can learn more about the San Pedro Valley Park hike and register on our events page.

Check out a backpack and one (or more) of the following books to get you started!

Bay Area Ridge Trail

Best Hikes With Dogs

Best Hikes With Kids San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Bay Area

The Creaky Knees Guide Northern California

What are some of your favorite hiking trails? Let us know!