Sunday, June 19 9:30am to 12:30pm
Approximate Total Miles: 
  • Moderate Hike
  • Suitable for children*
  • Healthy Parks, Healthy People (for Midpen staff use ONLY)

Hiking brings benefits to mind, body, and spirit. Join docents Maureen Draper and Kandis Scott along the beautiful Waterwheel Creek Trail, one of the highest within the District trail system, where the air is fresh and the views are stunning. You’ll be reminded about the oxygen exchange between humans, animals, and trees, and also learn how trees communicate with one another and other species using aerosols and mycorrhizal fungi in the soil. This moderate hike is suitable for capable children 10 years and older.

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.

Registration is unavaialbe because:

  • registration is disabled