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

Your Brain on a Hike

Hikers in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve (Lanette Otvos)
December 2, 2021
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Pulgas Ridge Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

Have you ever wondered why you suddenly feel calm, relaxed, or happy once you’re on a hike? On this leisurely-paced hike with about 500 feet of elevation gain, the conversation will be a casual and broad survey of brain science; you’ll hear about brain anatomy and physiology, and consider the brain chemicals released during this outing along the Blue Oak, Dick Bishop, and Dusky-footed Woodrat Trails. Does this spark your curiosity? Join docents Greg Hughes, Collin Lim and Lyle Rice to exercise your body and mind, and leave with serotonin and dopamine levels surging. Reservations are required and will be accepted on or after November 18.

Note: Regardless of vaccination status, all activity participants will be required to wear a mask when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Please review the additional COVID-19 safety protocols provided when you register for an activity. 

Where to Meet

Meet at the preserve parking lot on Edmonds Rd. From I-280, exit Edgewood Road.  Drive 0.75 miles on Edgewood Rd. toward San Carlos/Redwood City. Turn left (north) on Crestview Drive, then immediately turn left on Edmonds Road. Follow Edmonds Rd. to the preserve parking lot entrance on the right.