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

Searching for Slugs & More

January 29, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

Join Docent Naturalists Catherine Crawford-Swent, Marie Faust Evitt, and Ann McCarty in the forest as you hike to search for banana slugs at a leisurely pace along a creek-side trail. You'll see the effects of seasonal rain as well as the long term effect of water and other factors in creating tafoni formations in sandstone rock. Children who are able to hike the 3.5 mile distance will enjoy the world of the banana slug.

Where to Meet

Meet at the Caltrans Skeggs Point Parking Area on the east side of Skyline Boulevard, about 4 miles north of La Honda Road (Highway 84) and 1.5 miles south of Kings Mountain Road.  Please note that Caltrans prohibits a left turn into the parking lot when approaching from the north along Skyline Blvd.

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