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

Redwoods: Heroes of the Forest

May 25, 2024
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Bear Creek Redwoods Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

Spend a few hours with Docent Naturalists Nirvair Singh Bhinder and Naureen Moon in the company of the forest's true heroes—the redwoods. You’ll make several stops during this moderately-paced hike on the Alma Trail, including one where old-growth giants still stand tall, and learn how these amazing trees support their namesake ecosystem in multiple ways. You'll climb about 500 feet in elevation. Bring a snack to enjoy along the trail.

Where to Meet

Meet at the Alma Parking Area.  From Highway 17 take the Bear Creek Road exit, opposite Lexington Reservoir. (From southbound Hwy. 17, exit the highway and go under an overpass; road will curve right to a stop sign at Bear Creek Rd., turn left. From northbound Hwy. 17 exit highway and cross the highway via the overpass on to Bear Creek Rd.) Travel 1.0 mile from Hwy. 17 on Bear Creek Rd., as road curves left there will be a pedestrian crosswalk, turn left into the parking lot immediately after the crosswalk.

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