We lead outdoor activities for families with children in the Bay Area. Our age-appropriate hikes, trips and picnics provide opportunities for children to explore and discover nature with every step they take on the trail, by climbing trees, rolling in meadows, dipping their feet in a mountain spring, or simply by lying on the ground and investigating a bug with a magnifying glass. All our activities are for families (unless otherwise noted), and children must be accompanied by a parent.
Our leaders are fully-trained according to Sierra Club standards and have at a minimum first aid certification. Some of us are trained in interpretation or as naturalists. Please join us in exploring the beautiful parks the bay area has to offer.
Family Explorers calls for young adventure seeking girls and boys to join our Waterfall Loop expedition in Uvas Canyon. Test your stream hopping skills, endurance while hiking steeper sections, keen hearing while listening to sounds of waterfalls, and eyesight while spotting fifty shades of green.
Our interpretative walk adventure will begin at the Uvas Canyon Park parking lot. We will follow the Waterfall Loop trail and tackle the steepest section in the first quarter of the hike (700ft elevation gain over 1ml). Then we will enjoy a gentle level traverse that will lead us all the way down, back to the trailhead.
We will take a snack break and after the hike, we will enjoy a lunch at the picnic area.
Only 15 spots are available! $6 parking fee. You MUST pay an entrance fee in advance. You may do it here https://gooutsideandplay.org/reservations/product.asp
Please wear shoes with thick soles, because we will be crossing streams several times and walk on a muddy trail. It will most likely be cold, so dress up in layers and bring gloves to keep your hands toasty.
This moderate hike is for families with kids ages 6 to 12 who can comfortably walk 4 miles. The Sierra Club requires signing a waiver at the trailhead.
Leader: Justyna Lesniewska-Guterman