Friday, April 6 9:30am to 12:30pm
Approximate Total Miles: 
3 miles
  • Easy Hike
  • Suitable for children*

Did you know that one-third of California plants are found nowhere else? April is the month of John Muir’s birth and prime time for wildflowers. Conservationist Muir disliked the word “hike” and said “people ought to saunter in the woods – not hike.” Join docents Maureen Draper and Susan Bernhard on this leisurely-paced discovery saunter. Bring your curiosity, camera, hand lens, and binoculars if you like and enjoy a quiet, varied trail through mixed woodland and chaparral habitats, with stunning views over Skyline Ridge and to the south, Mount Umunhum. Capable, interested children 8 years and older are welcome. (Note: Participants will carpool to the trailhead.)

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:

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