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

Hidden La Honda Creek

June 17, 2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
La Honda Creek Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

Enjoy a moderately-paced hike to explore the lower to central sections of La Honda Creek Preserve. You'll walk along the Harrington Creek Trail and, with Docent Naturalists Stephen Buckhout, Roberta and Jaime Cavazos, have access to a closed central section of the preserve. Learn about coastal grasslands and how conservation grazing supports the management and recovery of endangered, threatened, and special-status species that need this grassland habitat. You'll also get to experience the La Honda Creek, a shaded redwood forest, a pond, and have opportunities to spot a diversity of birds and other wildlife.

(Note: a large portion of this hike is on a rough unimproved trail with some exposed and steep uphill sections. Hiking poles are recommended. Bring a snack and plenty of water.)
Reservations are required and will be accepted on or after June 3 at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) and close June 16 at 2:00 p.m.

Please check current road conditions before departing - including Highway 84 - and consider other alternatives, if needed.

Where to Meet

Meet at the Sears Ranch Road Parking Area off Highway 84 in La Honda. From Highway 280, exit Sand Hill Road and head west. Turn right onto Portola Road; make a sharp left onto CA-84 West. Turn right onto Sears Ranch Road (13.6 miles). From Highway 1, take CA-84 East/La Honda Road/San Gregorio Road and turn left on Sears Ranch Road (9.2 miles).


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