Natural History of the SF Bay Area
With Diane West-Bourke
DIRECTIONS TO HIKES - SPRING 2018*
Meet at 10AM at trailhead unless noted otherwise. Hikes conclude by 3PM. Distances approximate —check local maps. Hikes are ranked 1, 2, or 3, from easiest to more challenging in terms of length, elevation &/or terrain.
ANO NUEVO STATE RESERVE, Cloverdale Rd. (Old Woman Creek) - 1
Meet near intersection of Gazos Creek Rd. & Cloverdale Rd., about 2 miles south of Butano State Park main entrance near Pescadero village. Park along roadside; no restrooms. Pit stops en route at Butano or Gazos Creek on Hwy 1.
CALERO COUNTY PARK – 2-3
From Hwy 85 and 101 in San Jose, take the Bernal Rd. exit. Turn LF onto Santa Teresa Expressway. Turn RT on Bailey, then LF on McKean for about 1.5 miles to park entrance gates. Park near picnic area and stables 1/4 mile inside the gates.
DEVIL’S SLIDE CO. PARK, 2 — to Pedro Pt. Headlands
On Hwy 1, 11.7 mi N of Half Moon Bay. Make a U-turn at Crespi Dr. just before entering tunnel. Head S to trailhead parking lot on RT. (OR 3.7 mi S of Pacifica on Hwy 1, just past the tunnel.)
EDGEWOOD CO. PARK, 2 — SW section
From Hwy 280, exit W onto Edgewood Road, about 3 miles N of Woodside. Park & meet along roadside near Canada Rd. intersection. No restrooms; nearby pitstops at Edgewood Visitor Center OR Pulgas Ridge OSP.
EL CORTE MADERA, 3
Meet at Skeggs Point , a Caltrans vista point on the E side of Skyline Blvd /Hwy 35 in Woodside, about 4 miles N of La Honda Rd /Hwy 84, OR 1.5 miles S of Kings Mtn. Rd. No restrooms.
SANBORN-SKYLINE COUNTY PARK, 1 —lower
From Saratoga, drive up Hwy 9 W for 2 miles. Turn LF on Sanborn Road and drive 1 mile to park entrance on the RT. Park and meet near “Lower Picnic Area” restrooms. If you get lost, meet near YSI.
**POTLUCK CELEBRATION, Savannah-Chanelle Winery, 1:00** After the hike, caravan to nearby winery for picnic, party & wine tasting! Bring potluck dish to share, plate & utensils.
SARATOGA GAP OSP, 2-3
Meet at the intersection of Hwy 9 and Hwy 35/Skyline Blvd. No restrooms. Shuttle hike via Long Ridge’s Achistaca Trail.
SIERRA AZUL OPEN SPACE, 3 —Woods Trail/Bald Mtn.
From Hwy 85, exit S on Camden Ave. & drive about 1.6 miles (from 85 S, turn LF on Camden; from 85 N, turn LF on Branham, then LF on Camden). Turn RT on Hicks Rd. & continue about 6.3 miles—turn RT up Mt. Umunhum Rd. & park in the lot on the RT.
SKYLINE RIDGE OPEN SPACE, 2
Enter preserve from Skyline Blvd. (Hwy 35) main entrance, 1 mile S of Page Mill Road /Skyline intersection. From entrance, turn RT and park in N parking lot near restroom. Shuttle to Montebello OSP “White Oak” trail.
**NO CLASSES ON: 4/24, 4/25; 5/22, 5/23; 5/29, 5/30