Fernandez-Ranch-Greenbelt-Alliance-Outing

East Bay: Fernandez Ranch & Bay Area Ridge Trail

Date:
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Time:
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cost:
Free - Reservations Required
Place:
Fernandez Ranch
Martinez, Contra Costa County

Join us for a pleasant hike through Fernandez Ranch, a bucolic gem that’s preserved and managed by the John Muir Land Trust.

Part of the Fernandez family ranch for 150 years, the park offers picturesque views, a variety of plant communities, and an abundance of wildlife. Our route takes us through a recently added section of the parkland too!


Like most of you, we are closely monitoring COVID-19 news and information, and we’re following guidelines from the World Health Organization, CDC, and local government to stay healthy.

Based on that guidance, our small group outdoor hikes will continue this week. However, we ask that participants and leaders follow recommended public health guidelines and social distancing protocols to stay safe. View our protocols here.

Outing Leaders:
Liz Watson
Total Distance:
This is a moderate hike of about 4-1/2 miles with several hundred feet in elevation gain.
Weather Policy:

Rain cancels.

Where to Meet:

We’ll assemble at the parking lot for Fernandez Ranch. There is a restroom near the parking area.

From I-80: Head east on Highway 4. Take the first exit after the Franklin Canyon Golf Course onto Christie Road. Use caution; Christie Road is a minor exit off of Highway 4. Fernandez Ranch is .7 miles down Christie Road on your right.

From Martinez: Head west on Highway 4. Take the Franklin Canyon Exit. Turn left and merge onto Highway 4 eastbound. Take the first exit after the Franklin Canyon Golf Course onto Christie Road. Use caution; Christie Road is a minor exit off of Highway 4. Fernandez Ranch is .7 miles down Christie Road on your right.

Leaders Note:

Bring water and lunch. Dress in layers and wear good hiking shoes. Bring hiking poles if you normally use them. If you have any questions about this outing, email Ken Lavin or phone him at 415-543-6771 x321.

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