In 2022 Midpen celebrates its 50th anniversary. What better way to celebrate than by visiting every Midpen preserve for an "All 26 Challenges", a year-long series of docent naturalist-led hikes offered twice a month. The focus of each hike will be on a preserve's endemic flora and fauna, and human history. To get energized for the 2022 series, join docent naturalists Frances Reneau, Lindsay Joye, and Sabra Abraham for a warm-up outing on a classic little loop through Midpen's most populous preserve at a moderate pace. Your route will ascend to a vista point, and swing back through Deer Hollow Farm. (Note: Arrive early and allow extra time to find parking at this busy location.) Reservations are required and will be accepted on or after November 27 and close December 9 at 2:00 p.m.
Meet at the equestrian parking lot. From I-280, take Foothill Boulevard south and turn right almost immediately onto Cristo Rey Drive. Continue about 1 mile, veer right around the traffic circle, and turn left into the park. Once inside the preserve, turn left to reach the equestrian parking lot.