Peninsula Parks & Trails†
Join instructor and guide Tom Taber for a fun and informative course that combines in-class lectures with weekend field trips. Learn about flora, fauna, geology, and history as you discover some of the Peninsula’s interesting scenic parks and trails. Each excursion will involve walking 4.5-6.5 miles in mountainous terrain with frequent stops to examine natural and historical features and to sample tasty treats made from native edible plants. Explore old-growth redwoods and a beautiful creek at San Mateo County Memorial Park; wildflowers and mining history at Almaden Quicksilver County Park; and beautiful ridge top views and a pond at Long Ridge Open Space.
This tour requires moderate physical activity. You should be able to walk up to 6.5 miles in rugged terrain. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Layered clothing is recommended. No pets on field trips.
2 Thurs., 3/26 & 4/23; 7:00-8:30 pm
(No class 4/2, 4/9, 4/16)
3 Sat., 3/28, 4/11 & 4/25; 10:00 am-3:00 pm