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Fri, Apr 12


San Jose Creek

Big Sur Land Trust 'Birds and Blooms' walk at San Jose Creek

Join MAS and the Big Sur Land Trust for a gentle 2-mile birding and wildflowers walk along the San Jose Creek Trail.

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Big Sur Land Trust 'Birds and Blooms' walk at San Jose Creek
Big Sur Land Trust 'Birds and Blooms' walk at San Jose Creek

Time & Location

Apr 12, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT

San Jose Creek, 562 CA-1, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA

About the event

Every step of this hike was made possible through our partnership  with the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District, California State  Parks, and Point Lobos Foundation as collaborative members of the Lobos  Corona Parkland project -- along with generous donors and funders.

This  April, Big Sur Land Trust will be celebrating Earth Day all month long,  with guided hikes throughout our preserves and on lands throughout  Monterey County that are part of our 45-year and over-45,000-acre legacy  of land conservation.

For this hike, we wil be joined by our  birding expert friends at Monterey Audubon Society as well as a  wildflower nauturalist to learn about the wildflowers and birds of this  unique property.

Shuttles will transport hikers from Palo Corona  Regional Park (Rancho Cañada) to the Ishxenta State Park San Jose Creek  trailhead, which is only accessible through guided hikes. From there, we  will meander up the gentle incline along San Jose Creek, birding and  admiring wildfloweres along the way. After crossing over San Jose  Creek’s three magnificent redwood bridges, we will arrive at the meadow  that will be our turnaround point. This hike is a beautiful reminder  that collaboration can bring beautiful change and that our actions are  stronger when taken together. We are grateful to our partners and to our  donors for each step forward that we take together.

  • Distance: 2 miles
  • Elevation: 150' total ascent
  • Difficulty: Easy. We will be walking on a backcountry dirt road, on which we may encounter small rocks and sticks.
  • Pace: Easy
  • Participant limit: 12
  • Facilities: Restrooms are available at the meet-up location and at the trailhead.
  • Cell service: There is limited to no cell service at this location. Please plan accordingly.

Bring snacks and a picnic lunch to enjoy along the hike, plus everything you  need for a day of birding and walking. Sturdy closed-toe hiking shoes  are required, and layers are recommended.

Please note: While the trails we will be on are well-tended, this area is known to  have extremely high tick densities. Please take extra precautions when  preparing for this hike (wear light-colored clothes, wear pants that can  be tucked into socks, bring and use tick repellent, etc.) and be sure  to do a thorough tick-check following your day with us.

Please note that each participant must be individually registered (including kids, who need to be accompanied by an adult) through Eventbrite.

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