Wednesday, January 2 10:30am to 2:30pm
Approximate Total Miles: 
  • Strenuous Hike
  • Meal Break

Welcome in the New Year and walk off some of your holiday indulgences with a hike along old and new trails in this beautiful Preserve. Join docents Dennis Smith, Kate Gudmunson, Laura Levin, and Mary Brunkhorst on this moderately-paced hike with an elevation gain of approximately 700 feet. You’ll search for signs of the passing of autumn and the coming of spring as you move from riparian to grassland habitats. Although the exact route will depend on the weather, you’ll experience the ‘new’ (at least for recent “Explorer Hike” participants) with an ascent of the Charquin Trail, passing through the ‘old’ of the ancient oaks and Douglas firs on the way to the Ridge Trail for your return.

Where to Meet: 

Meet at the Mindego Gateway parking lot on Alpine Road.  From I-280, exit Page Mill Road and head west. Drive about 9 miles to the junction with Skyline Boulevard, cross over Skyline Blvd. and on to Alpine Road. Continue on Alpine Rd. for 1.5 miles. Parking area is on the right. Allow 45 minutes travel time from I-280.

Registration is unavaialbe because:

  • registration is disabled