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A Not So "Taxing" Jaunt

Tuesday, April 17 10:00am to 2:00pm
Approximate Total Miles: 
6.5
  • Strenuous Hike
  • Meal Break

After filing your tax return, join docents Mark Prusinowski and Denise Lawrence for a rejuvenating hike through cool forests and enjoy the scenic vistas. Your personal gains and losses will be from the 800-foot elevation gained while enjoying the hills and valleys along Peters Creek and Long Ridge Trails. This loop will be extended with an out-and-back hike on the Hickory Oaks Trail to Turtle Rock for a lunch break and to admire views of Big Basin State Park, Butano Ridge, and the Pacific Ocean. This moderately-paced hike will have several short but steep climbs, and will include frequent stops to investigate interesting plants and animals that you encounter.

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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