South Bay: Coyote Ridge Ramble

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Sunday, Mar 29, 2020 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Coyote Ridge Open Space Preserve
300 Metcalf Road
San Jose, CA
Ken Lavin
(415) 543-6771 x 321

Join Greenbelt Alliance and the Santa Clara Open Space Authority on a family-friendly hike along the top of Coyote Ridge. Open only to docent-led tours, Coyote Ridge Open Space Preserve offers one of the most beautiful wildflower displays in the entire Bay Area.

This serpentine soil, an uncommon soil type, is home to more than 10 different endangered species of plants and animals. Serpentine regions of California represent only about 1% of the land surface but have about 10% of the endemic species. We'll take in sweeping views of Coyote Valley while we enjoy the sunshine and breeze. If we are lucky, we may even spot the elusive and shy Tule Elk herd. Join us and discover why Greenbelt Alliance is working so hard to protect Coyote Valley from sprawl development.


This is a moderate four-mile there and back hike with just a little elevation gain.


Santa Clara Open Space Authority Docents


Rain cancels.


Bring water, snacks, or lunch. Dress in layers and wear good hiking shoes. Don't forget your camera!


Free, but reservations required.

Getting Here

Drive past the Metcalf Motorcycle parking lot to a big shiny new black fence. Drive into that parking lot (it's new and all clean gravel). We'll meet our docent from the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority there.