Join Ron Horii and Judy Fenerty for an easy 2.6-mile hike along the Stevens Creek Trail in Cupertino. We’ll follow the trail south through Blackberry Farm Park, McClellan Ranch Preserve, and Linda Vista Park. We can see native plant restorations and native riparian vegetation along Stevens Creek.
The trail is flat except for a short climb on the newly-opened trail segment to Linda Vista Park. There are paved and unpaved sections. Restrooms, water, and a snack bar are available. Other things to see include 4-H animals, a new community garden, historic buildings, heritage orchards, and an environmental education center (if it’s open).
The route is mostly shady, but bring a hat for the sunny sections. There are multiple places for picnicking, if you want to bring a picnic lunch. For families, there are swimming pools, a playground and playing fields.
Space is limited. No drop-ins. RSVP is required on Meetup: www.meetup.com/California-Native-Plant- Society-Santa-Clara-Valley-Chapter. Families are welcome.
Directions to the trailhead, at McClellan Ranch Preserve, are on the Meetup page.