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

Hidden Life of the Forest

May 6, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Los Trancos Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

Do trees talk? Do they sleep at night? Do they sweat on a hot summer afternoon? Join Docent Naturalists Marie Faust Evitt, Ann McCarty and Catherine Crawford-Swent to explore secrets of the forest through a leisurely-paced hike and fun activities along the Franciscan Loop and Lost Creek trails. Bring water and a snack to enjoy at a rest stop. Capable, attentive children who can hike at least 2.5 miles are welcome.

Where to Meet

Meet at Los Trancos Parking Area on Page Mill Road (across from Monte Bello Preserve), 7 miles west of I-280 or 1.5 miles east of Skyline Boulevard. Those traveling from I-280 on Page Mill Rd. should allow approximately 35 minutes travel time.


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