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

Ranchlands to Woodlands

October 11, 2023
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
La Honda Creek Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

Follow Docent Naturalists Bobbie Riedel, Nick Yatsko and Kate Bauer on this moderately-paced hike along the Harrington Creek Trail to explore the lower to central La Honda Creek Preserve. You’ll have access to a closed portion of this Preserve. Learn about coastal grasslands and how conservation grazing supports the management and recovery of endangered, threatened and special-status species that need the grassland habitat. You’ll also witness the La Honda Creek, a shaded redwood forest, a pond, and have opportunities to spot unique fauna and expansive viewpoints along the way.
(Note: A large section of this hike is on a rough unimproved trail with some exposed and steep uphill sections. Bring a snack and plenty of water). Reservations are required and will be accepted on or after September 27 at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) and close October 10 at 2:00 p.m.

Where to Meet

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).


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