Walking Tours in Peninsula
Help keep Coyote Creek watershed clean for our local wildlife and drinking water by joining our FREE Coyote Creek Volunteer Clean Up Day at Hellyer County Park! Coyote Creek watershed is an important water source for rare plants that grow on serpentine soils and steelhead trout that mate in its waterways. All activities will be standing up and supplies and tools are provided in addition to snacks, lunch and a bottle of water and transportation to the park. This special program is hosted in partnership with Valley Water. Image by Deb Kramer.
This park is famous for its fields of wildflowers in the springtime. The protected wilderness area has a variety of ecological diversity with grasslands, chaparral, coastal scrub regions, foothill woodlands that support over 500 distinct plant species, the threatened Bay Checkerspot Butterfly, frogs, lizards, foxes, coyote, bobcat, raccoon, deer, and over 70 resident and migratory birds. Friends of Edgewood offer free guided tours covering about 3 miles, at a moderate pace, with frequent stops. There are restrooms on site.
The South San Francisco Historical Society has identified 50 sites that are of historic interest. There are markers along the trail that include a brief statement of the site's historical significance. The are three tours that cover approximately 4.5 square miles and travel through areas where industrial companies once flourished, the old downtown and hotels where early settlers boarded as well as prominent homes, farms, schools, and other significant locations. Use the MAP link below to follow the trail.