Nature Hike - Fall Foray at Lake Berryessa

Join Park Ranger Mike for a leisurely hike on the Smittle Creek Trail along the western shoreline of Lake Berryessa. Enjoy an autumn day, exploring California's unique Blue Oak woodland and the tranquility of Berryessa. Meet at the south end of the Smittle Creek Day Use Area parking lot, off of Knoxville-Berryessa Road. Vehicles can be shuttled to the trail end point at Coyote Knolls within the Oak Shores Day Use Area. Hikers can stay with the ranger for the entire 2.6 mile, 4-hour hike or leave early if they choose. Bring a lunch to enjoy on the lake. For questions, you can contact myself or Ranger Mike at[masked] x 112.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for this hike! My husband and I really enjoyed it (despite his bum knee), and we can't wait to go back again, and to other places that people recommended! Rangers Mike and Ross were really knowledgeable and helpful and made the hike even more enjoyable as we learned more about the birds, trees, wildlife, and history! It was nice meeting everyone too.
    Thanks again!
    Angie and Maury

    November 17, 2013

  • Janice Marie F.

    I really enjoyed this hike...with other nature loving hikers along with perfect weather :-D Also Ranger Mike added depth to this hike with his in depth knowledge of this area ;-)

    November 16, 2013

    • Janice Marie F.

      p.s. I want to go on a hike here in spring 2014 :-D

      November 16, 2013

  • Julie C

    I enjoyed this hike very much. Ranger Mike was quite knowledgeable regarding the history of the area, the animals, trees and plants.

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • Charlie

    Son with car issues...bummed I have to cancel.

    November 16, 2013

  • Janice Marie F.

    Okay...the Glory Hole at Lake Berryessa is one of the 10 Most Fascinating Holes on Earth -> http://www.oddee.com/item_97215.aspx -> so we must see it ;-) !!!

    November 15, 2013

  • Liberty

    Ok I think I'm just gonna join the other group which is closer. Have fun guys!

    November 15, 2013

  • Jan H.

    Like to carpool from 11th and P if anyone has room for one more

    November 15, 2013

  • Helen H

    Steph,
    Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. Phone & email problems. Meeting at 11th & P st 8:30. Room for 3 people.

    1 · November 9, 2013

    • Janice Marie F.

      Hi Helen...I got your message and called you back. Yes meeting at 8:30am at 11th & P is perfect. Cindy, carpooling with Helen is easier on all, as she's already carpooling nearby to me. Thanks.

      November 13, 2013

    • Janice Marie F.

      See ya tomorrow at 11th/P Helen :-D...

      November 15, 2013

  • Janice Marie F.

    I'm so very excited for this beautiful autumn hike...especially since I haven't been in a few ;-)...

    November 14, 2013

  • Liberty

    I'll be coming from Oroville. Anyone close to this area willing to give me a ride? Will pay.

    November 15, 2013

  • Karen M.

    I just changed my RSVP from +1 to just me. Is anyone else going from the Auburn/Newcastle area interested in carpooling?

    November 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks super awesome.. sorry I can't make this one. hope to see one like it, again!

    November 13, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Is there any organized meeting at 11th and P? With all these people going, it seems like we can combine into a lot fewer cars.

    November 13, 2013

  • Victoria & D.

    Greetings and Salutations! I decided not to go on the hike for I have to be at the Sleep Train by 3:00 on Saturday for a Christian concert of numeorus bands:) However, I am planning on hiking the Cosumnes River Reserve, located near Elk Grove that day. Anyone that is not going to Lake Berryessa are welcome to join me! Plenty of migrating birds such as Sand Hill Cranes and other wildlife is out! Email me if interested.

    November 13, 2013

  • Cindy M.

    Teresa, let's meet at Lowe's and park near McDonald's. I have a tan Mercedes wagon. Jan, where are you located? Can you meet us there?

    Looks like I have room for 1 more because Janice Marie Foote is not going to be able to go.

    November 4, 2013

    • Cindy M.

      So you decided not to ride with us after all, Janice?

      November 12, 2013

    • Janice Marie F.

      It seems a bit out of the way for you, and Helen below is already carpooling nearby. Thanks.

      November 13, 2013

  • Cindy M.

    Looks like I have room for 1 more coming from Elk Grove (99 side). Can swing off hwy along the way.

    November 12, 2013

  • Janice Marie F.

    Cool!!! I'm in like flynn for this fall foray :-D...

    November 12, 2013

  • Dave H.

    I also would like to carpool and am located in West Sac. I am willing to drive but I am looking for passengers or to go with another driver. Anyone interested? Could we meet up at the park and ride at the west end of West Capitol?

    October 24, 2013

    • Dave H.

      I think we should leave at 8:30 so if you could be there a little bit before that would be good.

      November 5, 2013

    • Srinapa

      Ok. I will be there a little bit before 8.30 am.

      November 11, 2013

  • Janice Marie F.

    I definitely can make it...so I definitely want to make it into this hike :-D...

    November 10, 2013

  • Cindy M.

    Still have room for 1 more person - coming from Elk Grove. Happy to swing off at another exit and pick you up! Let me know. Cindy

    November 9, 2013

    • Janice Marie F.

      I am PMing you right now!!!

      November 10, 2013

    • Janice Marie F.

      Cindy...looks like I'm on the waitlist for this...so hopefully those who aren't planning on going drop off...so I can go ;-)

      November 10, 2013

  • Charlie

    Anyone want to car pool from Sac and stay late to watch the full moon rise? I plan on hanging out to photograph it.

    November 9, 2013

  • Helen H

    I will be at 11th & P st if anyone needs a ride. Can take 3 people.

    October 25, 2013

    • Susan C.

      Helen, I'm wondering if you got my message?

      November 4, 2013

    • Diane

      I will take a ride. 11th & P 8:30.

      1 · November 9, 2013

  • Marsha R

    Hi There,

    I would love to carpool also and live in Folsom.

    August 28, 2013

    • Teila

      I live in Folsom as well Marsha...Do you want to carpool down to the park n ride?

      November 4, 2013

    • Marsha R

      Yes, why don't we carpool to park n ride? Are we to meet there at 10 am? Wasn't sure if I was working this Saturday so haven't paid much attention to comments. But I can go!

      November 5, 2013

  • Helen H

    Sorry, didn't get message. I will be @ 11 & P st 8:30 if u need a ride.

    November 4, 2013

    • Susan C.

      Okay I'll see you then, thanks.

      November 5, 2013

  • Cindy M.

    HI Everyone, trying to get our Elk Grove area carpool nailed down. I believe I have Teresa, Jan Guy and Janice Marie Foote. That would be a full car. Can you guys PM me with addresses so I can figure out where we should "meetup"? I'm at 99 and Calvine.

    Thanks.

    October 24, 2013

    • Janice Marie F.

      Cindy I can't make this. I just lost a weekly job that helps pay for my hikes. Sorry.

      November 3, 2013

    • Teresa

      Hey Cindy, I'm a Elk Grove and I 5 but ca meet off of 99/Calvine

      November 3, 2013

  • Janice Marie F.

    Sorry I can't make this hike.
    Enjoy ya all :-)

    November 3, 2013

  • Diane R.

    Hello, checking in to see if Lil and Barbara B. are still carpooling with me? Let's meet at Roseville park-n-ride at 8:15 leaving at 8:30 (that is at Taylor and Eureka).

    November 3, 2013

  • Victoria & D.

    I'm from Elk Grove, any more room in the carpool? Are dogs allowed ? Thanks!

    October 24, 2013

    • Cindy M.

      Hi Victoria, I think my car is full at this point unless Jan or Teresa aren't able to. I don't know about dogs.

      1 · October 24, 2013

    • Teresa

      Teresa is still in. I live off of I5 and E.G.Blvd.

      October 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in Elk Grove too and looking to be a rider in a carpool. Willing to drive to meeting point. And trust me, you DO NOT want me to drive all the way. :-)
    Please email me directly if you are able to drive.

    Thanks.

    October 24, 2013

  • Janice Marie F.

    Hey ya all...this Glory Hole dam is quite awesome looking at Lake Berryessa :-D... -> http://aviratgroup.blogspot.com/2013/03/dam-spillway-lake-berryessa-glory-hole.html :-D...

    October 24, 2013

  • Cindy M.

    I'd love to go and can drive. Can easily fit 3 more, tight for 4. Live in Elk Grove (right off 99 and Calvine).

    August 28, 2013

    • Teresa

      Helo Cindy, I'm from E.G. and would love to carpool if you still space available.

      October 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If you still space, I would love to carpool

      October 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm driving from Winters. If anyone wants to carpool from here, let me know! Leaving at ~9:00.
    *OR* if anyone has room and could pick me up on the way through, that would be great, too!

    September 30, 2013

    • Steph

      I'm driving from West Davis so I can pick up on the way. Anyone else from Davis to Winters can join:)

      October 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Steph, that would be spendid! I'll PM you.

      October 21, 2013

  • Janice Marie F.

    I would love to go. Is there a carpool meet-up point?

    August 28, 2013

    • Janice Marie F.

      yes...private messaging you now.

      August 28, 2013

    • Janice Marie F.

      Cindy...I'm going to private message you again, as I accidentally deleted the old email from back when...and yes I still plan on going!!!

      1 · October 20, 2013

  • Charlie

    I am looking to carpool from Sac/Roseville as well. Anyone care to meet at Roseville p/n/r or say Century theaters on Greenback let me know. I can drive and take 3 passengers.

    September 18, 2013

    • Charlie

      Hi Vi, yes, I do have room. Lets plan on meeting at the P/R at by 8:15, ready to leave by 8:30.

      October 19, 2013

    • Vi C.

      Ok. I will meet you at 8:15 at the Roseville P/R. Thanks.

      October 20, 2013

  • Kerry and M.

    I'm sorry to miss this, but I am still having problems with my foot and will still be in a boot... =(

    October 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a late switch from the one that was posted earlier (incorrectly). My fiancé and I will be there!

    September 28, 2013

  • Susan C.

    I would also like to join a carpool from Sacramento, maybe we can coordinate as the date gets nearer..

    September 18, 2013

  • Dave H.

    I would like to carpool/or drive a carpool from Sacramento. Another group I do things with meets up at the West Sac/Enterprise Blvd. park and ride. West on I-80, get off at Enterprise Blvd/West Capitol Avenue. See map with this link: https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zPo78Bzqy5JY.kKhfWt_TA3CI

    (This is a test so if link doesn't work please don't get upset. Nonetheless it is still a good meeting spot for carpooling to the west.)

    September 18, 2013

  • Janice Marie F.

    Yay!!! Glad it was all figured it out....'cause I'm so looking forward to this autumnal hike :-D...

    September 15, 2013

  • Diane R.

    I live in Rocklin and would love to carpool too...as we get closer let's get something arranged?

    August 28, 2013

    • Lil D.

      Diane, I live in Lincoln so perhaps we can carpool. And yes, let's arrange something closer to the date.

      August 29, 2013

    • Barbara B

      I am in Roseville. Count me in.

      September 15, 2013

  • Janice Marie F.

    So there's two Fall Foray Beryessa Lake hikes on 11/16?
    This one, and that one -> http://www.meetup.com/hikersandcompany/events/140095722/
    Just curious. I'm signed up for the other one :-)

    September 14, 2013

    • Janice Marie F.

      I meant to say I'm signed up for this one...not the other one ;-)

      September 14, 2013

    • Victoria P.

      Thanks for the catch! I've fixed it.

      September 15, 2013

  • Karen M.

    Most likely will meet at trailhead, but if that changes, I will let you know.

    August 28, 2013

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