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

Ohlone Medicine

Hikers in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve (Lanette Otvos)
May 14, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Long Ridge Preserve
Approximate Total Miles
5

Learn which plants local Native Americans used to treat a variety of ailments from loose teeth and thinning hair to headaches and chest congestion. Join docent naturalists Sarah Schoen and Helena Cohen on this hike exploring the Peters Creek and Long Ridge Trails, with a lunch break overlooking the western slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains. There will be frequent stops as you begin to appreciate Ohlone cultural practices used before the introduction of modern medicine.

Where to Meet

Meet at the roadside pullout area on the west side of Skyline Boulevard, 3.6 miles north of Highway 9 or 3.3 miles south of Page Mill Road.  If you are coming from the north on Skyline Blvd., the pullout is just past Portola Heights Road on the right.  From the south, the pullout is near the Palo Alto city limits sign on the right. There is additional parking across Skyline Blvd. at the Grizzly Flat trailhead (Santa Clara County Park).

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