Saturday, May 25 9:00am to 1:00pm
Approximate Total Miles: 
6.5
  • Moderate Hike

It’s nearly summertime and the livin’ is easy. Grass is growing and the hills are all green – for now … at least that’s how it works in California. Nearly all the grasses you’ll see and learn to identify on this hike, or any other hike you take on District lands, are annuals that are native to Europe. What happened to all of California’s native perennial grasses and the meadows of wildflowers they supported? Which, if any, of these non-native invasive grasses are being managed or controlled and why? Bring your curiosity and join docents Frances Reneau, Lyle Rice, and Marie Faust Evitt along the Betsy Crowder and Spring Ridge Trails to discover the mystery of the meadow.

Where to Meet: 

Meet at the parking lot on Portola Road.  From I-280, exit Alpine Road in Portola Valley.  Go south on Alpine Rd. about 2.9 miles to Portola Road (the first stop sign).  Turn right on Portola Rd. and travel 0.8 miles to the parking lot on the left side of the road.

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