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

Hawthorns Area Hike

April 29, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Windy Hill Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

Enjoy a leisurely-paced walk with Docent Naturalists Judy Sencenbaugh, Melissa Hero, and Naureen Moon to explore the cultural and natural history of the Hawthorns Area, a limited access location that is not contiguous to the rest of Windy Hill Preserve. You’ll be guided through grasslands, oak dotted hills, an olive orchard, along a stream and see structures built in the late 1880’s. Your outing will also provide sweeping views of the Santa Cruz Mountains, East Bay hills and San Francisco Bay (weather permitting).

(Note: Reservations are required and will be accepted on or after April 15 at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) and close April 28 at 2:00 p.m. Directions will be sent. A docent will meet you at the gate and direct you to parking area. Some sections of the walk are steep and on unimproved trails. Higher clearance vehicle recommended to get to parking area.)

Where to Meet

Directions will be sent.

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