Enjoy a short, leisurely hike through coastal grassland and redwood forest on the recently opened Grasshopper Loop Trail with Docent Naturalists Laura Levin and Emma Finter. You’ll continue briefly on the Harrington Creek Trail to look for songbirds like western meadowlarks and western bluebirds. During frequent stops, you’ll learn about the area’s agricultural history and the current Conservation Grazing Program. After the hike, you’ll have the option to join other hikers for conversation and refreshments at a meeting spot along the route home.
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).