Meet at the Mindego Gateway parking lot on Alpine Road. From I-280, exit Page Mill Road and head west. Drive about 9 miles to the junction with Skyline Boulevard, cross over Skyline Blvd. and on to Alpine Road. Continue on Alpine Rd. for 1.5 miles. Parking area is on the right. Allow 45 minutes travel time from I-280.
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October 27, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
You’ll explore the diverse plant communities of this Preserve in the fall, as you enjoy a leisurely-paced hike along the Ancient Oak, Charquin, and Ridge Trails. Learn about local flora and fauna discovered on your route and find out who Charquin (of the above-named trail) was. Expect spectacular views, weather permitting. Appropriate for capable children 10 years or older; the hike has moderate elevation changes. Docents Ann McCarty, Marie Faust Evitt, and Catherine Crawford-Swent will be your guides.