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

Ramble at Rancho

May 20, 2024
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rancho San Antonio Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

Visit trails along the waterways with Docent Naturalists Nancy Weintraub, Bobbie Riedel, and Nick Yatsko. This moderately-paced, exercise-focused hike will traverse riparian, oak woodlands, and chaparral habitats on the Wildcat Loop and High Meadow trails and return via the Rogue Valley Trail. Will there be water in the creek and in the pond? Come find out. Bring a snack. (Note: This activity is for individuals comfortable climbing 850-feet with "long distance hiking" at 2.5 miles per hour.)

Where to Meet

Meet near the restroom at the bottom of the hill in the preserve parking lot farthest to the right. From I-280, take Foothill Boulevard south and turn right almost immediately onto Cristo Rey Drive. Continue about 1 mile, veer right around the traffic circle, and turn left into the park. After entering the preserve, turn right and drive approximately 0.3 miles to Lot 6

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