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

King Tides Walk

December 23, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ravenswood Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

Join Docent Naturalists Bobbie Riedel, Melissa Hero, and Nick Yatsko at high tide along the boardwalk and overlook platforms during a king tides event. These tides, expected to get up to 9 feet, often force rare birds out of hiding. Two of your docents are expert birders and will assist with observations in the marshlands. You'll also learn about the phenomenon of king tides and tidal systems.

(Note: Wear waterproof shoes. Bring your phone or camera if you'd like to participate in the California Coastal Commission King Tide Project to help experts visualize future sea levels, and create a record of changes to our coast https://www.coastal.ca.gov/kingtides/).

Where to Meet

Meet at the Ravenswood Parking Area. From Highway 101, exit on University Avenue. Follow University Ave. north (about four long blocks) to Bay Road.  Turn right on Bay Rd. and follow it to the very end (about 1.2 miles).  The preserve entrance and parking lot are marked with large signs. 

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