New Reservoir Canyon Trail Plant Walk

Saturday, Dec. 2nd, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

New Reservoir Canyon Trail Plant Walk

Join us for a plant ID walk in Reservoir Canyon and the new trail that leads to Bowden Ranch. The focus of this fieldtrip will be riparian and serpentine plant communities, plants one would regularly encounter throughout much of the greenbelt surrounding the city of San Luis Obispo. It is 4 miles up and back, ascending 800 ft. The ascent is gradual, along a winding trail towards the top of the ridge. Come and learn the easy to identify species. Pick out plants that attract you. Bring native plant samples with you to be identified.

Meet at Santa Rosa Park in SLO at 8:45 am (to car pool to the trailhead) or at the Reservoir Canyon trailhead at 9:00 am (parking can be limited). Make sure to bring water and snacks. Sturdy shoes, sunscreen, hats, and layered clothing are recommended. No RSVP needed and no dogs please. Also, bring paper and pencil to take notes, and a camera for a photo record. If you would like a preprinted copy of the plant list for this walk, let the hike leader know 24 hours in advance.

For more information, contact Bill Waycott, (805) 459 2103, bill.waycott@gmail.com.

Rain cancels.

Reservoir Canyon Wildflower Hike

Sunday, March 19, 2107, 1:00 pm Reservoir Canyon Wildflower Hike

Meet Matt Ritter to explore the hills of Reservoir Canyon on this uphill climb to the summit and then, along the ridge, returning back to the trailhead via a second trail.  Come with the desire to learn new things, and to see great views of the Morros, SLO, and the surrounding valleys.  

Meet at the Reservoir Canyon Trailhead off Highway 101.  Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, bring sunscreen, a hat, and layered clothing for warmth, as needed.

For more information contact: SLO City Dept. of Parks and Recreation; (805) 781-7302.  Sponsored by the City of SLO Ranger Service.

Reservoir Canyon Wildflower Hike

Sunday, March 19, 2017, 1:00 pm

Reservoir Canyon Wildflower Hike with Jenn Yost and Matt Ritter of Cal Poly

Come explore the hills of Reservoir canyon on the strenuous loop hike to the summit and along this ridge of serpentine derived soils. Bring water, snacks, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, layered clothing for warmth as needed, hiking poles if desired, and the desire to learn new things with great views of the Morros, SLO, and the surrounding valleys. This hike may be strenuous for those who do not regularly walk for exercise.  Total length: 5.2 miles, total elevation gain 1,000 ft.

Meet at the Reservoir Canyon Trailhead off Highway 101. Call (805) 781-7302 for more information.

This field trip is sponsored by the City of SLO Ranger Service