Saturday, November 17 10:00am to 1:30pm
Approximate Total Miles: 
4.6
  • Moderate Hike
  • Meal Break

On this loop hike with docents Debbie Mytels and Gerri Tiernan you’ll follow the shady Peters Creek Trail, pass by the green ”carpet” at Jikoji Pond, and stop for a snack while taking in a terrific view from the Wallace Stegner Bench on the Long Ridge Trail. Along the way you’ll seek out signs of this Preserve’s colorful history and hear a few stories of local lore including why Stevens Creek County Park’s parking area on Skyline Boulevard is called “Grizzly Flat”.

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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