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

Hawthorns Area Hike

June 15, 2023
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Windy Hill Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

Enjoy a moderately-paced walk with Docent Naturalists Bobbie Riedel, Nina Bell, and Nick Yatsko 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: Directions will be sent. A docent will meet you at the gate and direct you to parking area. Some sections of the walk are on unimproved trails.)
Reservations are required and will be accepted on or after June 1 at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) and close June 14 at 2:00 p.m.

Where to Meet

Directions will be sent.

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