Hiking Project


Redwood 4-H Hiking Project is continuing into it's 13th year with a monthly hike at the best nature areas around the San Francisco Bay. Every second Saturday of the month (except for April) we will hike a new nature trail, each selected for its special natural features and suitability for the club’s hikers and the season. Learn about the trails and ecology of several parks in the Bay area. Good Hiking Practices will be taught and we encourage members to take photographs and bring healthy snacks. Trail levels range from easy to moderate in difficulty and are usually Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm including breaks. All destinations are within a driving radius of 1 hour or less from Castro Valley. Some destinations require an entry fee. On some of the hikes dogs are allowed too.

Project requirements:

Redwood 4-H Hiking Project is open to members of all ages. Primary members ages 8 years and younger are required to have an adult chaperone. Members ages 9 years and older can hike without a chaperone, but family members are more than welcome to join in.

Youth hikers are encouraged to carry their own water and snacks. All hikers are required to abide by 4-H rules, local park’s rules, and hikers safety and leave no trace etiquette.

Questions? Contact Project Leader Talila at talilagolan@gmail.com

Here is the program planned for 2022-2023:

October 8: San Bruno Mountain County Park, Brisbane CA, 3 miles, easy plus

November 12: Diablo Foothills Regional Park, Walnut Creek CA, 3.5 miles, easy plus

December 10: Rancho Corral de Tierra, Half Moon Bay CA, 3.5 miles, moderate

January 14: Sunol Regional Park, Sunol CA, 3.5 miles, moderate

February 11: Ed Levin Park, Milpitas CA, 3 miles, easy

March 11: Dry Creek/Pioneer Regional Park, Union City CA, 4 miles, moderate

April: no hike this month

May13: Ring Mountain Preserve, Corte Madera CA, 3 miles, moderate

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