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Wednesday, October 2 10:30am to 2:30pm
Approximate Total Miles: 
4.5
  • Moderate Hike
  • Suitable for children*
  • Meal Break

You’ll join docents Dennis Smith, Kate Gudmundson, Laura Levin, and Mary Brunkhorst in exploring the changes in the landscape as you welcome fall to your Open Space Preserves. On this leisurely-paced hike on the Waterwheel Creek and Montebello Road Trails you’ll observe the often subtle changes to fall colors. In addition to finding several late-blooming flowers, you’ll enjoy the spectacular vistas of grasslands, woodlands, and mountains all the way to the ocean. If you wish, bring binoculars for the birds and a camera to record the beauty that surrounds you. Else, simply enjoy the hike! (Note: Participants will carpool to the trailhead.) Reservations are required and will be accepted on or after September 18.

Where to Meet: 

For this activity at Monte Bello Preserve, meet at the Picchetti Ranch Preserve parking lot. From the intersection of I-280 and Foothill Expressway, go 3.5 miles southwest (toward the mountains) on Foothill Boulevard/Stevens Canyon Road.  Turn right on Montebello Road.  The preserve is 0.5 miles up Montebello Rd. on the left. Participants will carpool to the trailhead for this activity.