April 27, 2013 · 8:30 AM
This location is shown only to members
Scroll down for Hike Description. If you HAVE QUESTIONS about the hike, or you would like to meet at the trailhead instead of carpooling, please CONTACT THE LEADER DIRECTLY at the phone number or email below. This is important because the leader might not see a message you post here. Remember to ARRIVE EARLY at the carpool location. The time given is our DEPARTURE time. There are always more people on our hikes than are listed in the meetup RSVP. Please view the photo gallery to see what our hikes are like. We ask for a mere $10 per year in membership dues. There is no "per hike" fee. You are welcome to join us for free on your first hike. To pay the $10 Annual Dues, please visit our Website: http://haywardhikers.weebly.com . Click on "Join or Renew". Credit/Debit/Paypal is accepted, or check by mail. Thanks!
Leader: Darin Cerny / Mari Emori
Huckleberry Botanical Regional Preserve and Sibley Volcanic Reg.
Preserve. From the Huckleberry Staging Area (not the Sibley Staging Area)
on Skyline Blvd in Oakland, between Snake Rd and the southeast end of
Elverton Dr, we will hike 2 loops, the Huckleberry Path Loop and the
Round Top Loop Tr, joined by the Skyline Trail. Overall distance will be
6.2 miles. The trail starts at an elev. of 1250 ft, drops to 950 feet,
and rises to 1650 feet at its highest elev. Huckleberry Botanical
Preserve has a wealth of native coastal California plants. Sibley is best
known for the volcanic rock formations that are visible on the hike. The
Round Top Loop has spurs to several labyrinths which we will explore
depending on group interest. The hike will be mostly moderate with a few
strenuous sections. Travel time from Castro Valley HS to Huckleberry is
approx. 30 minutes.