Hike with Naturalist John Lynch: Spring Wildflowers & Plant Uses

Sat, March 14, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

We will take our time (probably 3 hours) with frequent stops to enjoy and identify the wildflowers, talk a little about the traditional uses of plants we encounter, and catch our breath on the up-hills. The route will include approximately 450 foot elevation gain over about 4 miles of varied trails, some rocky and uneven. Hike returns to same parking area about 1 PM. Hike Leader John Lynch is a volunteer Interpretive CA Naturalist who enjoys sharing his passion of Nature and our local parks. Feel free to make iNaturalist citizen science observations along the hike – download the free app before you arrive at the park; information is available at the Visitor Center.

An example of what we might see: Calypso Orchid, Mission Bells, Milkmaids, CA Buttercups, Larkspur, Meadowfoam …. And more!

Wear hiking shoes, layers appropriate for weather; bring water and a snack. Some trails are rocky and uneven; trekking poles recommended. HEAVY RAIN CANCELS.

Day use fee $7 per car ($6 for seniors) pay at STOP sign on Channel Drive. No advance reservations needed. Dogs not allowed. There are restrooms and water at the parking area.

Directions: from Montgomery Drive, turn onto Channel Drive and follow the road in approximately ¾ mile to the STOP sign. Pay fee or display State Park Pass. Drive 1 mile to the large parking lot. Please park snug with other vehicles to accommodate the most cars.

Please see the Trione-Annadel State Park website for more details about the park (http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=480, click “Park Events”). You may also read John Lynch’s Bio on our website. Thank you to Trione-Annadel State Park Volunteers for providing this opportunity.

Trione-Annadel State Park

6201 Channel Drive

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