Springtime Saunter

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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

Castles and Peregrine Falcons

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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

Wildflowers of the Arroyo

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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

Colors of Sunol: Explore Natural Dyes

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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

Volcanos, Labyrinths, Quarries and Newts

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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.

Scavenger Hunt Hike

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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.

Super Stroll & Roll 2023

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Join Ridge Trail volunteers for the 8th annual Super Stroll & Roll! Stroll (walk) or Roll (bike) with the group or go at your own pace. All four routes take place in San Francisco and are accessible by public transit: 1. … Read more

Hideaway Hike

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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

Guided Hike at Morgan Territory

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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

VIT Hike: Hill Ranch

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Join the Ridge Trail Council on a VIT (very important trail) hike (appr. 9 miles). You’ll be provided guides and a one-way shuttle on this unique hiking opportunity that takes you through a spectacular, private property that connects Marin County’s Indian … Read more