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

Earthquakes: How and Why

March 3, 2024
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Los Trancos Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

Join Docent Naturalists Strether Smith and David Kocsis for a moderately-paced exploration along the Los Trancos section of the San Andreas Fault. You’ll learn about plate tectonics and how the Earth’s internal processes affect the Bay Area and the world beyond. This activity is appropriate for attentive and curious children.

Where to Meet

Meet at Los Trancos Parking Area on Page Mill Road (across from Monte Bello Preserve), 7 miles west of I-280 or 1.5 miles east of Skyline Boulevard. Those traveling from I-280 on Page Mill Rd. should allow approximately 35 minutes travel time.


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