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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

Water, Water, Everywhere

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

Explore the Coyote Hills watershed, discover where your water comes from, and learn how we are connected and responsible for our watersheds, wherever we live. Make your own paper watershed and use a watershed model to find ways to protect … 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

Black History Month Point Pinole Stroll

Point Pinole Regional Shoreline 5551 Giant Highway, Richmond, CA

Celebrate Black History Month with a stroll around Point Pinole. Learn the local history of Parchester Village while exploring Dotson Family Marsh and whom it is named after.

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

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

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

Night Hike in the Forest

Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park 11500 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, CA

As the forest dims nighttime critters emerge. You’ll be looking and listening for mammals, owls, and other bumps in the night as you walk into the woods exploring before the time changes! Dress warmly and bring a flashlight.

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

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