Friends’ docents lead kindergarten and first grade schoolchildren, their teachers and parent chaperones on a one-mile loop trail in Huddart Park. The groups wind through the range of our local ecosystems; chaparral, redwood forest, mixed forest, and riparian.

The kids are fascinated by their discoveries along the trail–coyote scat, woodrat houses, turret spider colonies, mother redwood trees and their offspring, the smell of bay laurel, the feel of hazelnut leaves, the brilliant yellow of banana slugs and the skittish western fence lizards. All this wildlife is a bus-ride away from the busy urban lives of the students. For some of them, this hike is their first time in the woods, and it opens their minds and senses to the natural world. The hikes are scheduled during the Fall and Spring seasons.

Click here to read an Almanac News article about our hiking program.

For more information click here or to book a hike, please contact our Program Manager at 650.851.2660 or email.