Join Greenbelt Alliance for a hike in the Santa Cruz Mountains near the San Andreas Fault.
We’ll “strike-slip” our way through grasslands, woodlands, a riparian corridor, and an old orchard before visiting the Los Trancos earthquake trail.
We don’t discriminate—this outing is open to both residents of the Pacific and the North American tectonic plates.
This is a moderate hike of four miles with about 600 feet in elevation change.
Free; Reservations Required
WHERE TO MEET
We’ll assemble at the main entrance to Monte Bello Open Space Preserve on Page Mill Road, 7 miles west of Highway 280 and 1.5 miles east of Skyline Boulevard.
Bring lunch, water, dress in layers, and wear good hiking shoes. Bring poles if you normally use them. If you have any questions about this outing, email Ken Lavin or phone him at 415-543-6771 x 321.
Note: this outing is in-person. We’re excited to see you on the trail!
COVID-19 protocol: If you are fully vaccinated, feel free to come mask-free. If not, please plan to wear your mask for the duration of this outing.
Photo: David Baron via Flickr
About the Leader
Patti Kenyon has been leading hikes with the Greenbelt Alliance since 2010, when she inherited the job from her youngest daughter, Cristin. She also leads interpretive walks at Año Nuevo State Park as a volunteer docent/naturalist for the general public to observe the northern elephant seals. The training she received with Año Nuevo covered marine mammals of course, but also native plants, birds, wildlife, geology, the native culture of the Ohlone, and California history. She is a second-generation SF Bay Area Californian. One of her main enjoyments in life is showing off how beautiful the Bay Area is!