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If walking and hiking in nature gives you joy and makes you curious about what you see, please join us for a walk or hike.
Sometimes our walks are more about exercising our bodies (10,000 step hikes) and sometimes they are more about indulging our curiosity (Guided Nature Walks) and sometimes we just want to get to someplace really beautiful even if it is an uphill trek, but we will always make time to appreciate a flower or wonder at the deer with the soulful eyes.

Upcoming events (2)

PRE-hike for Certified California Naturalists and CA State Park Volunteers

This hike is only open to Certified California Naturalists (trainees included) and CA State Park Volunteers and is in collaboration with Trione-Annadel State Park. Pre-hike for Saturday's "Spring Wildflowers & Plant Uses Hike". We will take our time (probably 3 hours) with frequent stops to enjoy and identify the wildflowers, talk a little about the traditional uses of plants we encounter, and catch our breath on the uphills. The route will include approximately 450 foot elevation gain over about 4 miles of varied trails, some rocky and uneven. This route begins and ends at Channel Drive Parking Lot (Richardson Trailhead) -- and may include sightings of wildlife. Wear hiking shoes, layers appropriate for weather; bring water and a snack, camera, wildflower guides if you have them, Audubon Wildflower app on your phone for identification, or iNaturalist to share flowers with others and help identification. Day use fee is $7 per car ($6 for seniors). Dogs not allowed. The parking area has an outhouse and water but none on the trail. Heavy rain or wind cancels and will be announced by 9AM the day of the hike.

Spring Wildflowers & Plant Uses Guided Nature Walk

This will be a Guided Nature walk so we will take our time (probably 3 hours) with frequent stops to enjoy and identify the wildflowers, talk a little about the traditional uses of plants we encounter, and catch our breath on the uphills. The route will include approximately 450 foot elevation gain over about 4 miles of varied trails, some rocky and uneven. This route begins and ends at Channel Drive Parking Lot (Richardson Trailhead) -- and may include sightings of wildlife. Wear hiking shoes, layers appropriate for weather; bring water and a snack, camera, wildflower guides if you have them, Audubon Wildflower app on your phone for identification, or iNaturalist to share flowers with others and help identification. Day use fee is $7 per car ($6 for seniors). Dogs not allowed. The parking area has an outhouse and water but none on the trail. Heavy rain or wind cancels and will be announced by 9AM the day of the hike.

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