Join docents Maureen Draper, Susan Bernhard, and Kay Rodrigues on a leisurely hike on old ranch roads through the southern boundaries of the Preserve via Waterwheel Creek Trail to Black Mountain. You’ll see wildflowers on 19th Century vineyard terraces and among the remnants of orchards where coyotes, bobcats, and raptors still hunt. Bring a lunch to enjoy amidst the unusual limestone outcroppings on Black Mountain, while overlooking a vein of the San Andreas fault and other splendid vistas. This hike is approximately 5 miles with a moderate elevation gain. (Note: Participants will carpool to the trailhead.) Reservations are required and will be accepted on or after April 25.
Meet at the Picchetti Ranch Preserve parking lot. From the intersection of I-280 and Foothill Expressway, go 3.5 miles southwest (toward the mountains) on Foothill Boulevard/Stevens Canyon Road. Turn right on Montebello Road. The preserve is 0.5 miles up Montebello Rd. on the left. Participants will carpool to the trailhead for this activity.
Preregistration is required. Find out more at the MROSD page for this event.