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

Ohlone Footsteps

April 2, 2023
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Skyline Ridge Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

Prior to European settlement, the Bay Area was home to a mosaic of Native American tribal communities. Many of these people lived in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Join Docent Naturalists Kim Borick and Sarah Schoen for a leisurely-paced hike with frequent stops along the Ipiwa and Sunny Jim trails. Historical and cultural background will be provided along with examples of indigenous material used by California Native people and their practices in managing the resources of the local landscape. You’ll walk where they walked and discover what drew the Ohlone people time and again to these mountains.

(Note: Appropriate for children 10 years and older. Bring lunch to enjoy at Alpine Pond following the hike.)

Where to Meet

For this activity at Skyline Ridge Preserve, meet at the Russian Ridge Parking Area on the northwest corner of the Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35) and Page Mill/Alpine Road intersection (across Skyline Blvd. on the right). Those traveling from I-280 on Page Mill Rd. should allow approximately 40 minutes travel time.

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