$0 – $100

The Nature of Ring Mountain

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve

5200 Paradise Drive

Corte Madera, CA 94925

View Map

Event description

Description

Join us as we hike the slopes of Ring Mountain in search of the rare and endemic Tiburon Mariposa Lily and other botanic jewels.

As we walk, we'll hear the story of 19th-century pioneer John Reed and see evidence of even earlier habitation by Native Americans -- pounding rocks and petroglyphs. We'll also see unusual geological features and learn why geologists exclaim "Oh schist!" at the very mention of Ring Mountain.

TOTAL DISTANCE
This is a moderate hike of about four miles with several hundred feet in elevation gain.

LEADERS
Cathy Petric and Tania Malik

WEATHER POLICY
Rain cancels.

COST
Free; RSVP required.

WHERE TO MEET
We will assemble at the gate for the Phyllis Ellman Trail off Paradise Drive.

From Highway 101 in Corte Madera, take the exit for Tamalpais Dr east. Go straight onto San Clemente, which merges into Paradise Drive after 0.4 miles. Follow Paradise Dr approximately 1 mile (go past Westward Dr). The gate is on the right.

NOTES
Bring water, snacks, dress in layers, and wear good hiking shoes. Bring poles if you normally use them. If you have questions about this outing email Ken Lavin or phone (415) 543-6771 x 321.

Photo: Ken Lavin

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve

5200 Paradise Drive

Corte Madera, CA 94925

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved