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

Slugs and Sandstone

February 10, 2024
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

How many banana slugs do you think you can find? Join Docent Naturalists Catherine Crawford-Swent, Marie Faust Evitt, and Ann McCarty for a hike along El Corte de Madera Creek to count every golden gastropod you see. You'll also visit the tafoni sandstone formations where you'll discover how water influences the preserve. Children able to hike uneven terrain are welcome to join the exploration.

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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