Hikers in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve / photo by Lanette Otvos

CANCELLED: Among the Trees, Bushes, and Flowers

March 20, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thornewood Preserve
Approximate Total Miles



Enjoy a morning hike with viewing of redwood trees, manzanita and madrone bushes and early spring wildflowers. Join Docent Naturalists Liz Foreman and Lyle Rice to explore this quiet preserve. Travel along the Schilling Lake and Bridle trails on this moderately-paced out and back hike with one steep hill and some uneven terrain.
(Note: Parking is limited. Please carpool. There are no restrooms at this preserve.)

Where to Meet

Meet at the Thornewood Parking Area on La Honda Road. From I-280, take the Highway 84/Woodside Road exit. Follow Highway 84/Woodside Road through Woodside and then to a junction with Portola Road at 3.3. miles. Bear right to stay on Highway 84, now La Honda Road. At 4.9 miles from Highway 280, turn left at a brick wall marked 895-897; look for the Midpen sign just inside this gate. The small parking area is on the right about 500 feet from the entrance gate. Please do not drive beyond this lot toward the private residences.

Alternatively, from the junction of Highway 35 (Skyline Boulevard) and Highway 84 in Sky Londa, take Highway 84/La Honda Road north 1.9 miles and turn right at the brick wall marked 895-897.

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