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Plants Illustrated 2023: “Drought Resilience”

UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA

The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley is pleased to present the 14th annual Plants Illustrated Exhibition. This year’s exhibition theme is “Drought Resilience,” and features a diverse selection of species that thrive in low-water conditions. The exhibition includes … Read more

Free

Scenic Skyline Sampler

Skyline Ridge Preserve CA

Join Docent Naturalists Nancy Weintraub, Frances Reneau, Dan Antonaccio, and Laura Knott on a scenic hike (appr. 8 miles) traversing four preserves. Starting at Skyline Ridge you'll enjoy a moderately-paced loop hike along the Bay Area Ridge Trail through Russian … Read more

Free

Saturday Stroll – Leona Canyon

Leona Canyon Regional Preserve Canyon Oaks Drive, Oakland, CA

On this 4.5-mile moderately tiring “stroll,” you'll witness a stream-carved canyon, incredible views, and a vernal pond with thousands of tadpoles (hopefully). You’ll look down upon the only old-growth redwood left in the East Bay. No registration is required.

Free

Bill & Dave Hikes – Gualala Point

Gualala Point Regional Park 42401 Coast Highway 1, Gualala, California

Beautiful views of the ocean, whale season, and redwoods - what more could you want? Join this beautiful hike up north! The famous Bill and Dave Hikes are back! Bill & Dave have retired, but we’re excited to continue in … Read more

Free

Guided Hike at Morgan Territory

Morgan Territory Regional Preserve 9401 Morgan Territory Road, Livermore

Enjoy the rambling trails of Morgan Territory as you explore the ridge-top vistas and lowland valleys. Discover more about this place through the names given to the park and trails on a moderate 3.5-mile hike at a slower pace. Registration … Read more

Free

Hideaway Hike

Del Valle Regional Park 7000 Del Valle Rd, Livermore, CA

Discover some of the critters that hide away from view as hiking along the trail to Bobcat Cove. This will be a slow-paced guided hike of about 2 miles round trip with some hills. Wear sturdy shoes that may get … Read more

Free

Exploring the Landscape through an Indigenous Perspective

Pepperwood Preserve 2130 Pepperwood Preserve Road , Santa Rosa, CA

Join Clint McKay, Pepperwood’s Indigenous Education Coordinator for a hike to explore Pepperwood’s landscape, which sits within the traditional homeland of the Wappo people. As we traverse the trails and habitats of Pepperwood, Clint will share insights into his traditional … Read more

$30 – $34

Scavenger Hunt Hike

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

Use your powers of observation to find natural and seasonal treasures on the trail. Find them all and earn a special prize! This is a drop-in program; no registration is required.

Free

Guided Virtual Hike: Pole Mountain

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Join Sonoma Land Trust staff for a guided virtual nature experience of Pole Mountain, the highest point on the Sonoma Coast. You’ll enjoy a brilliant display of imagery as we guide you through the landscape on this 10-mile journey. Over … Read more

Free

Volcanos, Labyrinths, Quarries and Newts

Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve 6800 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA

Join this 2.5-mile moderate ramble exploring hidden labyrinths in historic quarries that have reshaped this beautiful volcanic landscape. Search skyward for eagles and below the surface for newts. Drop-in program, no registration required.

Free

Sibley Hike: Volcanos, Labyrinths, Quarries and Newts

Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve 6800 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA

Join this 2.5-mile moderate ramble exploring hidden labyrinths in historic quarries that have reshaped this beautiful volcanic landscape. Search skyward for eagles and below the surface for newts.

Free

Colors of Sunol: Explore Natural Dyes

Sunol Wilderness Regional Preserve 1895 Geary Road, Sunol, CA

On this nature hike (appr. 3 miles), you will learn about the ethnobotany of ten different dye plants and the rainbow of colors they reveal on cloth. Afterwards, stay for a group craft and gain hands-on experience dyeing a variety … Read more

Free

Wildflowers of the Arroyo

Arroyo Road Staging Area Arroyo Rd, Livermore, CA

Join the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District to discover what wildflowers are blooming in the Arroyo Valle habitat. The hike will be 5+ miles through Sycamore Grove Park and Del Valle with an option to stop back by your … Read more

Free

Discover Brushy Peak

Brushy Peak Laughlin Road Staging Area, Livermore, CA

With a Naturalist guide, learn about the ecological and historical reasons why this area is so important. Registration is required: Enrollment opens on Feb 14.

Free

Plant Power and Wonderful Wildflowers

Del Valle Regional Park 7000 Del Valle Rd, Livermore, CA

Learn about the parks powerful producers and how they harness the energy of the sun. Take a walk along the East Ridge Trail which is a wide fire road trail with some hills to observe seasonal blooms.

Free

Southwest Slopes of Mount Diablo

Mount Diablo State Park 96 Mitchell Canyon Road Clayton, CA

Spring is a wonderful time to hike this loop on the lower slopes of Mount Diablo’s southwestern side. The route, which includes portions of Stage Rd, Barbecue Terrace, and Wall Pt Rd, takes you through big skies and open grasslands, … Read more

Free

Mitchell Canyon Medicinal Herb Walk

Mount Diablo State Park 96 Mitchell Canyon Road Clayton, CA

Join this meander ( 2 miles hike) around the base of Mount Diablo to explore the medicinal plants growing along the trails at Mitchell Canyon. You will talk about the modern-day uses of the plants you see and discover some … Read more

Free

Mitchell Canyon Wildflower Hike

Mount Diablo State Park 96 Mitchell Canyon Road Clayton, CA

Enjoy a leisurely loop as you hike (2 miles) up Mitchell Canyon to Black Point Trail. Excite your eyes with vivid colors of wildflowers as you gradually climb to vista points within the state park. This route follows Mitchell Creek, … Read more

Free

Save Mount Diablo: Sauntering & Soloing

Mangini Ranch

Hike Save Mount Diablo’s beautiful Mangini Ranch, its first public educational preserve, and connect more deeply to nature through a contemplative solo exercise amidst an oak woodland forest with beautiful vistas. Every participant should bring a journal and pen along … Read more

Free

Castles and Peregrine Falcons

Diablo Foothills Regional Park 1700 Castle Rock Road, Walnut Creek, CA

Walk along beautiful Pine Creek and marvel at the magnificent rock formations and wildflowers. Bring binoculars to look for soaring peregrines. There are four creek crossings where hiking poles are very helpful if wet conditions. This hike (appr. 3 miles) is limited … Read more

Free

Springtime Saunter

Del Valle Regional Park 7000 Del Valle Rd, Livermore, CA

John Muir once said about hiking, "I don't like either the word or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains - not hike!" You'll saunter up the hill through the blue oak woodland and then be dazzled by … Read more

Free