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We'll be walking in from the end of Violetti Rd thru the eastern part of Spring Lake Regional Park into Trionne-Annadel SP to Orchard-Cobblestone Loop. It's about 4.5 mi. approx. 2.5 hrs, little climb up, some rocky spots, outstanding views of SR on a lil side trail if it's not cloudy. We'll see a newt pond, Milkmaids, Mule Ears, Indian Warrior, Iris, Hound's Tongue, Mission Bells and...? Who can match the name to the wild flower? If you have a Regional Park Pass you can park in the visitors lot off Violetti, if not there is usually ample parking on the rd at this time in am. Boots, poles, water, snack, you know the hiker's drill, tick repellant is good too. See you there at the end of Violetti!
Meet at the 6th st Playhouse and park on the street if possible. We will walk past Stony Pt to a point near Malibu Circle, turn around go back to Stony Pt. under the road. As we come up to Stony Pt we cross the bridge and walk on the opposite side of the creek back to 6th st. Playhouse.
This is a 5 1/2 mile loop starting from the Golden Gate visitor center to the Lincoln Park mosaic steps and returning along the coastal route. Not sure of the elevation or how many hills will have to climb. Be sure to bring your water and layered clothing. Hard to write the difficulty of this hike because I don’t really know what kind of hills are expected. I do know the coastal Trail is pretty even.
Our (approx.) 3.8 mile walk starts at Howarth Park near Lake Ralphine, winds along various trails, goes to the far side of Spring Lake Park usually along the dam, loops around the lake and returns to Howarth Park parking lot. Drinking fountains and toilets are available. NEW TO THE GROUP? Please read the entire description for a clear understanding of "personal responsibility" and courtesy. . . . . . Every week the route varies. We often take the Ridge Trail which is moderately steep and encounters 7 hills along the way. We may do this trail at the beginning or the end. There is an option to walk the regular paved path by oneself if no hills are desired. We have walkers with varying paces and often we split into two groups as the gap widens. New walkers should be fine as long as they stay with one of the splinter groups. If you are unfamiliar with the park try walking it first with a friend. Most of the group does moderate (about 23 min. mile) or quick pace. NOTE ******If you haven't walked at a moderate pace lately or are doing this walk to get back in shape and you are having difficulty keeping up with other group members it is UP TO YOU to let us know that you are taking personal responsibility and will return to the parking area ON YOUR OWN ****** Our standard pace returns us to the parking lot around 11:15 am. However as long as YOU are responsible to make your way back to the parking lot safely. . . you may take as long as you like. Sound good? Please join us!