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Irish Canyon Audubon Hike
November 9, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for a guided tour of the spectacular 320-acre Irish Canyon property with local bird expert and hike leader, Maren Smith. The property is marked by three spring-fed branches of Irish Creek; blue oak woodland covers northeast-facing slopes, and valley oak savannah and grassland climb toward Kreiger Peak. Steep slopes are sculpted by landslide slumps. The property supports more than 400 species of plants and animals, provides world-class views very few living people have seen, and has a rich history including two homestead sites. The hike is roughly five miles round trip with 900 feet of elevation gain/loss. No dogs are allowed. Be sure to dress in layers and wear sturdy boots or shoes; bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and a snack. Heavy rain cancels.
RVSP: To allow everyone equal access in signing up, registration for this hike will open two months prior to the hike.
Land: East Bay Regional Park District
Distance: 5 Miles
Elevation change: 900’
Leader: Save Mount Diablo Hike Leader Maren Smith
Meet: Park & Ride at 1000 Peacock Creek Drive at the intersection of Clayton Road and Peacock Creek Drive in Clayton, CA. We will carpool to the property.
Directions: From I-680 North or downtown Walnut Creek, head east on Ygnacio Valley Road. Continue on Ygnacio Valley Road for 7.5 miles. Make a right onto Clayton Road and continue on Clayton Road for 2 miles. Take a left onto Peacock Creek Drive; the parking lot will be on your first right.