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

Explorer Hike: Late Fall at Windy Hill

Hikers in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve (Lanette Otvos)
December 8, 2021
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Windy Hill Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

Join docent naturalists Mary Brunkhorst, Laura Levin, Dennis Smith, and Kate Gudmundson for a leisurely hike as we look for signs that winter is around the corner. You'll pass through mixed forest and grasslands as you hike parts of the Betsy Crowder, Meadow, and Hamms Gulch Trails. You'll stop for lunch just past Corte Madera Creek and then head back along the Spring Ridge Trail to explore the area around Sausal Pond. Reservations are required and will be accepted on or after November 24 and close December 7 at 2:00 p.m.

Where to Meet

Meet at the parking lot on Portola Road.  From I-280, exit Alpine Road in Portola Valley. Go south on Alpine Rd. about 2.9 miles to Portola Road (the first stop sign). Turn right on Portola Rd. and travel 0.8 miles to the parking lot on the left side of the road.

Note: Regardless of vaccination status, all activity participants will be required to wear a mask when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Please review the additional COVID-19 safety protocols provided when you register for an activity.