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California Oak Ramble at Alum Rock Park

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Alum Rock Park

15350 Penitencia Creek Road

San Jose, CA 95127

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Oak trees are famous for being strong survivors. In California, these trees endure harsh conditions to live long lives and dominate their environment. Like characters in a movie, each species of oak is strong in its own unique way and uses this strength to make its home in a different neck of the woods.

Come join us, the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority, on a moderate walk to meet these remarkable characters in a typical section of California Oak Woodland and learn how their unique strengths help them thrive where they choose to live.

Using a well-known tale from English folklore, we will explore the relationship between each species’ characteristics and its preferred location.

The Walk

This will be a moderately strenuous walk with some uphill sections. We will be stopping to identify trees along the way. The total distance will be about 5 miles with 800 feet of elevation gain. The walk will take between 3 and 4 hours depending on the speed of the group.

Be Prepared

Please wear suitable footwear for a walk on rough trails. Some areas are directly exposed to the sun so dress appropriately for sun and bring a hat. Bring water and a snack.

Location

This event is at Alum Rock Park located at:

15350 Penitencia Creek Rd,

San Jose, CA 95127

Direction to Alum Rock Park

* From I-680 exit Berryessa Rd. East

* Turn right onto N. Capitol Ave.

* Turn left onto Penitencia Creek Rd.

For further direction please see: https://goo.gl/maps/BUy5Y8ajnWQ2

Trail Map

A hiking map of trails in Alum Rock Park is available online here:

http://www.sanjoseca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/58012

Parking

Free parking is available inside the park at the Eagle Rock Lot on Penitencia Creek Rd.

Meeting Time

The walk will start at 10:30 AM. Please allow adequate time for your drive and plan to start walking at that time.

Meeting Point

We will meet at the Eagle Rock parking lot on Penitencia Creek Rd inside Alum Rock park.

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