Park Rx: Intermediate Hiking for Fitness

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If you have previously completed the Beginner Hiking for Fitness Program, or can hike a little more than 4 miles with at least 1,000 ft of elevation, this series is for you. The program leaders will guide you on a … Read more

Rattlesnake Celebration Hike

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Rattlesnakes help keep our parks healthy. On this National Rattlesnake Round-Up Day, let’s learn about these important neighbors while taking a hike. Please wear sturdy shoes for this uneven terrain. Bring water and snacks, and dress for the weather. The … Read more

Earthquake Walk at Los Trancos Preserve

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Start your New Year with a jolt and join docent naturalists Stephen Buckhout and Lyle Rice for a fun and educational hike (appr. 2 miles) along the active but usually quiet San Andreas Fault. You’ll stop to discuss the wonders … Read more

Moving into the New Year Hike

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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

East Side Rocky Ramble

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Start the New Year strong with fellow lovers of the outdoors. Travel through some of the less-visited and most scenic parts of Black Diamond on an all-day nine-mile hike with lots of crests and valleys. Come ready to hike! Please … Read more

End of Year Hike

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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

Escape the Holiday Madness!

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The weather is cooling and the rains should arrive. You’ll observe the effects of the changing season on the wide variety of regional flora and the ways these plants have adapted to their unique environments. Join Docent Naturalists Martin Manley … Read more

King Tides Walk

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Join Docent Naturalists Bobbie Riedel, Melissa Hero, and Nick Yatsko at high tide along the boardwalk and overlook platforms during a king tides event. These tides, expected to get up to 9 feet, often force rare birds out of hiding. … Read more