We've long been known for our outstanding hiking program for young children. People keep asking for us to host docent led hikes for adults and families on weekends.

We've listened - join us for hikes over the spring and summer! One of our nature docents leads the hikes where you can learn about the flora, fauna and history of our parks. Email us to reserve your spot and get detailed information.

Upcoming Hikes:

Weekday Hike with the Friends

Wed. June 6, 2018 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hike the upper loop from Skyline to the crossroads, a distance of 5 miles. Meet at the El Corte de Madera parking lot (CM00), 16040 Skyline Blvd, located on the west side of Skyline, 3.3 miles north of the Hwy 84/Skyline intersection. Hike leader Dennis Ruby.

Sunset Hike with the Friends

Wed. June 13, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Enjoy the wonders of nature on an early evening hike along the Chickadee and Redwood Trails. Families and friends welcome. Wear long pants, long sleeve shirt, and closed toed shoes. Bring along water. Strollers not recommended. $6 parking fee. Meet at parking lot just past the entry gate at the head of the Chickadee Trail. Hike leader Laureen Sepulveda.

Weekday Hike with the Friends

Wed. June 20, 2018 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hike the lower loop from the Zwierlein trail head to McGarvey Flat. Meet at the Zwierlein parking lot/trail head at 9am. $6 parking fee. Hike leader Tom Davids

Challenge Hike with the Friends

Sat. June 30, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Hike from the stable to Skyline and back again, a distance of 11 miles. Meet at the Wunderlich parking lot at 9am. Hike leader Tom Davids