Winter on the Mountain

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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

All About Oaks

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Oaks and their acorns are vitally important to a broad spectrum of animals (including humans). You’ll discuss the role of these trees in local ecosystems as you compare several oak species and a few interesting hybrids. This walk is only … Read more

Sky Trail

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This is a lovely area, even on a foggy day with mist hanging in the branches of the douglas-firs that dominate the canopy here. You’ll pass through part of the Woodward burn area and observe its impact on the forest. … Read more

Hike and Sip: A Night of Redwoods and Stars

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The journey begins at sunset from the Chabot Space and Science Center into the beautiful surrounding redwood forest. We’ll moderately hike 3-4.25 miles (90-120 minutes) along some of the most popular trails as you learn about the history of Oakland, … Read more

Hike and Sip: A Night of Redwoods and Stars

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The journey begins at sunset from the Chabot Space and Science Center into the beautiful surrounding redwood forest. We’ll moderately hike 3-4.25 miles (90-120 minutes) along some of the most popular trails as you learn about the history of Oakland, … Read more

Hike and Sip: A Night of Redwoods and Stars

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The journey begins at sunset from the Chabot Space and Science Center into the beautiful surrounding redwood forest. We’ll moderately hike 3-4.25 miles (90-120 minutes) along some of the most popular trails as you learn about the history of Oakland, … Read more

Sky Trail & Limantour

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The Sky Trail, called “the misty spine of Bear Valley”, takes us through a maturing Douglas Fir/ Bishop Pine forest. Forest birds are more active early and moving birds often follow ridges so I would like to look and listen … Read more

Exploring Sam MacDonald County Park

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Join Greenbelt Alliance for a history and nature hike “beneath the lords of the forest!” Sam MacDonald was born in Louisiana, son to a minister and grandson of enslaved people. From these humble beginnings, he went on to become superintendent … Read more

Indian Tree Hike

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We’ll try to make it to the top for lunch, but that will depend on how many flowers, birds, butterflies, and other discoveries catch our eye along the way. We’ll ascend through a series of cool forests to the top … Read more