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

Explorer Hike: Spring Along the Woods Trail

May 15, 2024
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sierra Azul Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

What better way to spend a spring day than among the explosion of wildflowers along the headwaters of Guadalupe Creek? Join Docent Naturalists Kate Bauer, Mary Brunkhorst, and Nick Yatsko for a moderately-paced walk along the Woods Trail with a view of Mount Umunhum. You'll help find and identify the many species of spring bloomers. Bring cameras, nature guides, lunch, and your own curiosity.

Where to Meet

Meet at the Jacques Ridge Parking Area near the intersection of Hicks Road and Mt. Umunhum Road in San Jose. Exit Highway 85 at Camden Avenue. (From northbound Hwy. 85 turn left on Branham Avenue and then turn left on Camden Ave. and from southbound Hwy. 85 turn left on Camden Ave.) Travel on Camden Ave. about 1.6 miles. Turn right on Hicks Rd. and travel for about 6.3 miles. Turn right on Mt. Umunhum Rd. The preserve parking lot will be on the right.

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