Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet? Unpack the diverse symbolic and scientific meanings behind familiar quotes from literature across the centuries and continents on this moderate 5 mile hike along many of this Preserve’s popular trails including the Coyote, Wildcat Loop, and High Meadow Trails. Docents Anna Lee and Lindsay Joye will guide you on an exploration of the many ways nature has inspired literature and lore throughout history, and the various paths through which humans have made sense and meaning of the environment in our lives.
Meet near the restroom at the bottom of the hill in the Preserve parking lot farthest to the right. From I-280, take Foothill Boulevard south and turn right almost immediately onto Cristo Rey Drive. Continue about 1 mile, veer right around the traffic circle, and turn left into the park. After entering the Preserve, turn right and drive approximately 0.3 miles to the parking lot.