BAO Hike Events

PARK TOURS

Explore Santa Clara County's open spaces and enjoy lakes, mineral springs, migrating birds, wildflowers and more while learning about Silicon Valley's rich culture, history and wildlife.

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Hike 11 Wildlife by the Bay

Wednesday June 19, 2024 from 8:30 AM to 01:30 PM

Enjoy the summer breeze by the bay with a leisurely walk along the shore led by a member of the Audubon Society who will help us find and identify birds. We end the day with a hearty picnic lunch. This special program is hosted in partnership with Valley Water. Image by Anne Ferguson.

Level of Difficulty: : Easy
Number of Miles: : 2.5
Location: Meeting location is Saratoga CA 95070 and Shoreline Park Mountain View
Additional Benefits: Transportation and large hearty sandwich are provided. Binoculars can be borrowed.


Hike 14 The Waterfalls of Morgan Hill

Wednesday September 11, 2024 from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM

Join us for a hike on shaded trails surrounded by lush green foliage past three waterfalls. Along the way, we cross bridges and pass by ferns and moss-covered rock formations as we walk along a stretch of Uvas and Swanson Creeks. We will look for California Nutmeg, Canyon Live Oak, California Buckeye, and other foliage along the side of the trail. We end the afternoon with a social picnic in our especially reserved group area. This special program is hosted in partnership with Valley Water.

Level of Difficulty: : Moderate
Number of Miles: : 2.0
Location: Meeting location is San Jose, CA 95120
Additional Benefits: Transportation, parking fee and lunch are included.


Hike 15 Stroll to Deer Hollow Farm

Wednesday September 25, 2024 from 09:00 AM to 2:30 PM

On this easy walk, we will pass through large grassy meadows and the State's tallest California Bay Laurel tree estimated to be over 200 years old on our way to Deer Hollow Farm. Along the way, we learn about the Permanente Creek flood protection plan that protects our community. After lunch, we visit the 160-year old ranch-farm, gardens, farm animals and blacksmith shed before our leisurely return. This special program is hosted in partnership with Valley Water. Photo by Oksana Baumer.

Level of Difficulty: : Easy
Number of Miles: : 2.5
Location: Meeting locations are San Jose 95120 and Saratoga CA 95070
Additional Benefits: Transportation and lunch are included.