Edgewood’s springtime wildflower displays can be dazzling, but Edgewood has something to offer visitors any time of the year.
To display the treasures of Edgewood all year long, Friends of Edgewood docents guide nature hikes on the third Saturday morning of each month throughout the year. Sequoia Audubon Society leads hikes on the second Sunday morning of the month. The walks vary according to the docent and the current happenings in the Preserve. Our free walks cover about 3 miles, at a moderate pace, with frequent stops. Families, seniors and interested children are welcome. Heavy rain cancels walks.
Sunday Bird Walk
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 8 am – 11 am
Join Sequoia Audubon member Susie Hons for an early morning bird walk. Hike through oak woodlands and natural meadows. Look and listen for California Thrasher, Wrentit, Oak Titmouse, Red-shouldered hawk and many more. In fall and winter the park hosts many migrant birds. This 3 to 4 mile hike traverses gentle hills and lasts 3 hours.
Hardly Strictly Blue Oaks
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 10 am – 1 pm
Stories of oaks, acorns and their friends. Join docent Roger Humphrey as we celebrate the winter solstice with a hike and interpretive history of what makes oaks so un-special-ized.
Coming this Fall…
Run “The Hill” at Edgewood
Do one of the 100 Things 49ers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. You’ve read the article and seen the video about the offseason endurance workout of San Francisco 49ers icons Jerry Rice and Roger Craig. Now run or walk the 4 mile loop at your own pace. Friends of Edgewood docents will mark the path for runners, or accompany hikers on a 4 mile, 3 hour walk. Bring water, sunscreen and appropriate footwear. Date to be determined. Please RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register and be included in any new aspects of this event. Remember, the real workout is running every step of the trail. Real athletes don’t cut corners. Don’t be tempted to follow the “erosion scars” that appear to be a quicker, more challenging route.
Where to meet
Walks start from the Bill and Jean Lane Education Center at Edgewood Park.
A Google map is available here.
What to bring
Bring water, a hat, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, and a snack if you wish. We don’t stop for lunch, but picnic tables are usually available after the walks in the Old Stage Day Camp area.
Restrooms and water are available only at the Education Center and in the Old Stage Day Camp.
No reservations are needed unless you have a group of 10 or more. For group reservations, please email email@example.com.