PUBLIC HIKES AT
THE UCSB SEDGWICK RESERVE
Please go here to RSVP-- http://sedgwick.nrs.ucsb.edu/public-hikes
The beautiful and rugged Santa Ynez Valley is the setting for a series of monthly interpretive hikes and nature activities open to the public each fall and spring on the 6,000-acre UCSB Sedgwick Reserve.
The next Public Hikes will be held on Saturday, April 12 at 8:30am. Three hikes with varying themes such as geology, landforms, Sedgwick panoramas, plants and animals or birds will be conducted, with hiking levels of Easy, Moderate, or Strenuous. These interpretive hikes are approximately two to three hours each and are followed by the opportunity to picnic with your own lunch at the Reserve. In addition to the hikes, other activities such as a tour of the newly-renovated old barn, the new observatory, the pond, and the new Tipton House, as well as a set up for painters at the pond, and the use of a bocce ball court are all planned for those who don't want to hike and would like to just enjoy the Reserve attractions while the hikes are being conducted. Sedgwick operates on a very limited University budget; therefore a donation of $10 per hiker or $15 per couple or family is suggested for the hikes. Donations can be made on the day of the hike,and reservations are required. Also, be advised that if there is inclement weather, the hikes will be cancelled and a message will be placed on the Sedgwick answering machine.
For further information and reservations, contact [masked]. Please be prepared to indicate which level of hike you prefer.
Directions to the Sedgwick Reserve, located 35 miles north of Santa Barbara in the community of Santa Ynez.
From Highway 154, turn east on Edison Road (at the 4-way flashing stop sign at the big blue church). Drive 1 mile on Edison and turn right on Roblar. Drive 1.5 miles on Roblar and turn north on Brinkerhoff. The Reserve is at the end of the road (3566 Brinkerhoff). Please drive slowly on Brinkerhoff - neighbors and wildlife appreciate the posted 25 mph speed limit. Follow the signs into the field station from the main gate. The gates are only open during public events. At all other times a code is needed to enter.