Monday, May 13 10:00am to 2:30pm
Approximate Total Miles: 
  • Moderate Hike
  • Meal Break

Explore the beauty of this area with an out-and-back hike along the eastern side of the Preserve. With docents Marie-Anne Neimat and Judy Sencenbaugh, you will follow lush Peters Creek Trail in the shade of Douglas-firs until you reach a peaceful pond. You’ll then hike along Hickory Oaks Trail through grasslands studded with wildflowers until you reach Turtle Rock – where you’ll stop for lunch, experience the awe of open vistas, and hear the tale of Turtle Rock’s significance in local lore.

Where to Meet: 

Meet at the roadside pullout area on the west side of Skyline Boulevard, 3.6 miles north of Highway 9 or 3.3 miles south of Page Mill Road.  If you are coming from the north on Skyline Blvd., the pullout is just past Portola Heights Road on the right.  From the south, the pullout is near the Palo Alto city limits sign on the right. There is additional parking across Skyline Blvd. at the Grizzly Flat trailhead (Santa Clara County Park).

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