Friday, December 20 9:00am to 12:00pm
Approximate Total Miles: 
4
  • Moderate Hike

Have you ever wondered how plants in the chaparral community survive the hot dry conditions on rocky south facing slopes? Learn the adaptation strategies these plants have developed to thrive here. Join docents Jumana Latif and Marie-Anne Neimat on a moderately-paced hike where you’ll discover some of the most common chaparral plants along the Jones, Manzanita, and Novitiate Trails. Additionally you’ll be rewarded with sweeping views of Lexington Reservoir and beyond.

Where to Meet: 

Meet at the County boat launch parking lot next to the Lexington Reservoir Dam.  From southbound Highway 17, take the Bear Creek Road exit, cross over the highway, and go 0.4 miles north on Highway 17 to Alma Bridge Road.  Follow Alma Bridge Rd. over the top of the dam.  Continue beyond the dam as the road jogs to the right.  Turn right into the parking lot just before the road veers to the left. A Santa Clara County Park parking fee is in effect.

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