This event takes place in the past.

Hiking the Parks and Trails of the Santa Cruz Mountains


7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

This is a reoccuring event.

Join instructor and guide Tom Taber for a fun and informative course that combines in-class lectures with weekend field trips. Learn about flora, fauna, geology, and history as you discover scenic Peninsula and South Bay parks and trails. Each excursion will involve walking 4.5-6.5 miles in mountainous terrain. We will stop frequently to examine natural and historical features and to sample tasty treats made from native edible plants. Explore a forested canyon with a beautiful creek and lots of history at Fall Creek; an oak woodland that straddles the San Andreas Fault at Monte Bello Open Space; and an old-growth redwood grove and beautiful views at San Mateo County Memorial Park.

This course requires moderate physical activity. You should be able to hike mountainous terrain and walk up to 6.5 miles. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Layered clothing is recommended.
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