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Evening hike at Huckleberry Botanic Preserve

  • May 2, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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This little known park in the Montclair hills is an absolutely wonderful green and lush spot.  The hike is shaded and perfect for the warm weather we're slated to get all week.

The route is 2.5 miles and we will be done in about 1.5 hours. One downside of this place is that it's not very conducive to socializing because the trails are all single-file. But it's still a fun place to visit and get some outdoor exercise. I hope you can join us.

Sorry, no dogs allowed in this park :(

There's a port-a-potty at the trailhead. No other bathrooms along the way.

Bring water and wear long pants (trails are narrow, poison oak is no fun!!!).

We tend to go at a slower pace than most fitness/exercise meetups so we can enjoy the scenery and the conversation. Fast hikers are welcome to join and run ahead - all I ask is that you please wait at all trail junctions esp. if you're not familiar with the route.


























The park is located at 6930 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94611. Click on the "Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve" link above and a map with GPS coordinates will open up.  Parking is free.  The park is tucked away in the Oakland Hills. Please look up directions ahead of time and be realistic about work commitments, driving time, etc. In other words, don't sign up unless you know you can make it.

My number is posted above under event location. My phone has spotty reception up there so you can try reaching me if you're running late, but I may not get your message.

Waitlist info: This event has a 'manual' waitlist. This means that when a spot opens up, everyone on the waiting list will receive an email. In order to claim the spot, you must visit the meetup site and RSVP "yes". So watch your email closely. This avoids unintentional no-shows and ensures that the people who move up to "attending" are indeed available and interested.
If you're on the waitlist, there's a good chance you can snag a spot the day of; last minute cancellations are common on after-work hikes.

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  • Nicki

    Nice hike, and a lovely warm eve to be in the shady canyon. Not too long, good for an after work jaunt.

    May 5, 2013

  • Teresa

    A great trail and beautiful weather. I also enjoyed the variety of conversations. Can't wait for the next one.

    May 3, 2013

  • Kim

    Thanks Alina for organizing another fun walk! Enjoyed getting introduced to a new trail, taking advantage of the beautiful weather and meeting everyone.

    May 2, 2013

    • Alina

      I'm glad you had a good time, Kim. Sorry we didn't get to chat much. Maybe at lunch tomorrow? :)

      May 2, 2013

  • Steve P.

    Sorry Alina, work is getting in the way this time. Will be looking forward to your next hike

    May 2, 2013

  • Alina

    Hi all. Thanks for signing up for this hike. I know it's tempting to wear shorts in this warm weather, but this park in particular has narrow trails and a ton of poison oak. There are some very narrow passages and, want it or not, chances are very high that we'll brush up against the stuff. I myself wear long sleeves, too. You're all adults of course so you make your decision... I just feel better having told you this in advance :)
    I don't mean to scare you off. It's a beautiful place - hope to see you all tomorrow :-)

    May 1, 2013

  • Markus R.

    Sorry, had a business event come up...

    April 30, 2013

  • Kim

    Sounds great! Thanks Alina

    April 28, 2013

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