Join Docent Naturalists Nancy Weintraub, Bobbie Riedel and Chuck Cheung on a moderate pace hike along the Bay Area Ridge Trail to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day. You'll appreciate shady mixed evergreen, steep canyons, and grassy ridges with sweeping vistas westward across thousands of acres of forested land. You'll learn about the history of this preserve, including a stop at the Wallace Stegner Memorial Bench, and discuss how these lands were tended by the Ohlone people and how they are protected for the appreciation of generations to come.
Meet at the roadside pullout area on the west side of Skyline Boulevard, 3.6 miles north of Highway 9 or 3.3 miles south of Page Mill Road. If you are coming from the north on Skyline Blvd., the pullout is just past Portola Heights Road on the right. From the south, the pullout is near the Palo Alto city limits sign on the right. There is additional parking across Skyline Blvd. at the Grizzly Flat trailhead (Santa Clara County Park).