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

Untold Story of Oaks

December 8, 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Russian Ridge Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

Discover hidden facets of the majestic oak tree while exploring in the oak woodland forest with Docent Naturalists Ann McCarty, Catherine Crawford-Swent, and Helena Cohen. You'll learn about oak life cycles and marvel at the shapes, textures, and varieties of these trees in their natural habitat. Bring your sense of curiosity and wonder on this moderately-paced hike on the Ancient Oaks, Bo Gimbal, and Ridge trails.

Where to Meet

Meet at the Mindego Gateway Parking Area on Alpine Road.  From I-280, exit Page Mill Road and head west. Drive about 9 miles to the junction with Skyline Boulevard, cross over Skyline Blvd. and on to Alpine Road. Continue on Alpine Rd. for 1.5 miles. Parking area is on the right. Allow 45 minutes travel time from I-280.

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