South Bay: Coyote Ridge Ramble

Date:
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Time:
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Cost:
Free, RSVP required.
Place:
Coyote Ridge Open Space
San Jose, Santa Clara County

Join Greenbelt Alliance and the Santa Clara Open Space Authority on a family-friendly hike along the top of Coyote Ridge. Open only to docent-led tours, Coyote Ridge Open Space Preserve offers one of the most beautiful wildflower displays in the entire Bay Area.

This serpentine soil habitat is home to more than 10 different endangered species of plants and animals. We’ll take in sweeping views of Coyote Valley while we enjoy the sunshine and breeze. If we are lucky, we may even spot the elusive and shy Tule Elk herd. Join us and discover why Greenbelt Alliance is working so hard to protect Coyote Valley from sprawl development.

Photo: Ken Lavin

Outing Leaders:
Santa Clara Open Space Authority Docents
Total Distance:
This is a moderate four-mile there and back hike with minimal elevation change.
Weather Policy:

Rain cancels.

Where to Meet:

Drive past the Metcalf Motorcycle parking lot to a big shiny new black fence. Drive into that parking lot (it’s new and all clean gravel).  We’ll meet our docent from the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority there.

Leaders Note:

Bring water, snacks, or lunch. Dress in layers and wear good hiking shoes. Don’t forget your camera! If you have any questions about this outing, email Ken Lavin or phone him at 415-543-6771 x321.

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