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2022 Ridge Trail Challenge

San Francisco Bay Area

The 2022 Ridge Trail Challenge is On! Challenge yourself to get out there and explore. Your reward? Miles of new adventures, inspiring views, and the chance to win exciting prizes. Join us! Our Mission is to plan, promote and sustain … Read more

Free

Hiking Coyote Hills

Coyote Hills Regional Park 8000 Patterson Ranch Rd, Fremont, CA

This saunter takes you from marshland to hilltop through thousands of years of human history and millions of years of geologic time. Coyote Hills was once the site of a Tuibun Ohlone village. In more recent times, it was a ranch … Read more

Free

People of Color: Walks & Talks – Point Pinole

Point Pinole Regional Shoreline 5551 Giant Highway, Richmond, CA

What do dynamite, steel, and birds have in common? They all converge together at Point Pinole! Take a brisk mid-afternoon winter walk with Naturalists Melissa and Paula and learn some local and natural history. The program will be bilingual in … Read more

Free

Cultivating Queer And Trans Community

Crane Creek Regional Park 5000 Pressley Road, Rohnert Park, CA

Enjoy the parks while building community and learning about nature. This space is provided for intergenerational LGBTQ2IA+ people to come together and explore the natural world and themselves, while building relationships of support and encouragement, with a focus on physical, … Read more

Free

Peaceful Cemetery Marsh

Rush Creek Open Space Binford Rd, Novato, CA

Cemetery Marsh, a beautiful and peaceful spot in the Rush Creek Open Space Preserve, is one of the best birding locations in Marin County. Thousands of shorebirds and waterfowl gather in this area each fall and winter. This is easy … Read more

Free

Bear Creek Redwoods – Habitat Restoration

Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve Lexington Hills,, CA

Join Midpen staff for a fun workday of removing invasive French broom on the new trail in a closed area at Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve. Staff will provide training on plant identification, removal techniques, and information about why … Read more

Free

Winter Solstice Saunter

Mount Diablo State Park 96 Mitchell Canyon Road Clayton, CA

You’ll search for signs of the season, including mistletoe, Christmas berry, and those natural tree ornaments, “apple galls” and “California pears”. The trail passes under Foothill and Coulter pines, two gnarly conifer species that will never replace Douglas fir as … Read more

Free

Winter on the Mountain

Mount Tamalpais Mountain Theater Easy Grade Trail, Mill Valley, CA

This walk will give you sweeping views to the south as you traverse through serpentine chaparral to the West Point Inn where you'll stop for our picnic lunch. The south-facing, open slopes will give way to a lovely, forested trail … Read more

Free

End of Year Hike

Coyote Hills Regional Park 8000 Patterson Ranch Rd, Fremont, CA

Catch up with nature and send off 2022 with a hike! You will do a moderate hike wandering across various habitats at Coyote Hills. Embrace the end of the year as you celebrate the abundance of nature’s gifts from plants, … Read more

Free

Last Hike of the Year

Contra Loma Regional Park 1200 Frederickson Lane, Antioch, CA

Join this last hike of the year and enjoy a peaceful 3-mile hike while looking for signs of the winter season and reflecting on the past year as you wander around the water. Bring sturdy shoes, water, and snacks.

Free

Moving into the New Year Hike

Arroyo Road Staging Area Arroyo Rd, Livermore, CA

Get the new year started on the right foot and come out for a Naturalist-led hike (approx. 4.5 miles) along the East Shore & Heron Bay Trail in Livermore. You'll reflect on the many changes the surrounding landscape has undergone … Read more

Free

Birds at Las Gallinas

Las Gallinas Sanitary District water treatment 310 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael

The ponds at the Las Gallinas water treatment facility are a fabulous place to get close looks at a variety of waterfowl, plus there are usually plenty of hawks hunting for rodents and other prey in the surrounding fields. Flat, … Read more

Free
Recurring

Vasco Caves Regional Preserve Tour

Round Valley Regional Preserve 19450 Marsh Creek Rd, Brentwood, CA

Hike 2-3 miles through this wild and windswept land which is sacred to local California Indian communities and a refuge for golden eagles, fairy shrimp, and tiger salamanders. The Preserve is accessible only through guided tours staging at Round Valley, … Read more

$35 – $40
Recurring

Vasco Caves Regional Preserve Tour

Round Valley Regional Preserve 19450 Marsh Creek Rd, Brentwood, CA

Hike 2-3 miles through this wild and windswept land which is sacred to local California Indian communities and a refuge for golden eagles, fairy shrimp, and tiger salamanders. The Preserve is accessible only through guided tours staging at Round Valley, … Read more

$35 – $40

Recurring

Vasco Caves Regional Preserve Tour

Round Valley Regional Preserve 19450 Marsh Creek Rd, Brentwood, CA

Hike 2-3 miles through this wild and windswept land which is sacred to local California Indian communities and a refuge for golden eagles, fairy shrimp, and tiger salamanders. The Preserve is accessible only through guided tours staging at Round Valley, … Read more

$35 – $40