Paula's Easy Paced Hikes: Looking for Calypso Orchids & Other Early Spring Treasures

Sat, March 28, 2020, 10:00 am - 12:56 pm

Event Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020
Time: 10 AM Hike Departure to about 1 PM
Location: Warren Richardson Trailhead Parking Lot (end of Channel Drive)
Trails: Warren Richardson and Steve’s “S” Trails

The Calypso Orchid is a delightful tiny native orchid that grows in Trione-Annadel SP. Often difficult to spot, Paula is an expert at finding them and pointing them out! Explore the wonderful world of orchids and other Spring Treasures in Trione-Annadel State Park with Paula Phillips Marks! Pause for lunch, then discover what there is to find along Steve’s “S” Trail on the way back. We will look only with our eyes and harvest only with our cameras, and leave everything for the next park lovers to see.

This route will include approximately 250 foot elevation gain over about 3 miles of varied trails, beginning and ending at Richardson Trail Head Parking Lot. The pace will be moderately slow and easy. Appropriate for ages 15 and up. Wear hiking shoes, layers appropriate for weather, bring water and lunch. Trekking poles recommended. Some trails are rocky and uneven. HEAVY RAIN or WIND CANCELS.

No advance reservations needed. Dogs not allowed. Restrooms and water at the parking area.

Directions: from Montgomery Drive, turn onto Channel Drive and follow the road in approximately ½ mile: pay day-use fee ($7 per car, $6 for seniors 62+) or display CA State Parks Pass. Continue on Channel Drive for 1 mile to main parking lot.

Please see the Trione-Annadel State Park website for more details about the park (, click “Park Events”) and for information about our Hike Leaders.

Thank you to Trione-Annadel State Park Volunteers for providing this opportunity.

Trione-Annadel State Park

6201 Channel Drive

View on Website