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Sep
17
Sun
SLO City Ranger Led Hike @ South Hills
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Ranger led hikes are a great way to learn more about the open spaces you enjoy.  Rangers cover topics from flora and fauna to local history of open spaces.  These hikes are also a great way to get to know your local rangers and ask questions about the Ranger Service and responsible use of open space.  All Hikes meet at 1 pm and last from 1 – 3 hours.

 

Sept 17 – South Hills @ Exposition Dr.
Route: Ridge trail to South Hills Trail
Difficulty: moderate, 1-2 hours

Sep
23
Sat
ECOSLO Hike at Laguna Lake @ Laguna Lake
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

TO SIGN UP FOR THIS HIKE CLICK HERE.

Meet SLO Stewards docent Dale at the trailhead. End times are approximate.

To get to the trailhead: From the 101 Freeway in San Luis Obispo, exit on Madonna Road and head west for half a mile. Turn right on Dalidio Drive to enter Laguna Lake Park. Park at the end of the drive by the dog park and bathrooms.
Trailhead address: 504 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
PLEASE NOTE:
• Rain cancels hikes. Go to http://bit.ly/SLOhike for info on trail closures.
• Contact ECOSLO with any questions. 805-544-1777 or programs@ecoslo.org
• Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water & a snack.
• Hike length is approximate and varies with group. This is a moderate hike.

 

Sep
24
Sun
ECOSLO Hike at Islay Hill @ Islay Hill
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

TO SIGN UP FOR THIS HIKE CLICK HERE.

Meet Chris at the Patricia Trailhead to hike the Felsman Loop at Bishop Peak. End times are approximate.

Trail info:
Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous
Elevation: 775 feet
Distance: 2 miles round trip
Estimated Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Area: 65 acres
Trailhead:  Take Broad Street south and make a left onto Tank Farm Road. Follow this road and make a right onto Wavertree Street. Make a left onto Spanish Oaks Drive and then a quick right onto Sweetbay Lane. Trailhead is at the end of Sweetbay Lane.

One mile trail with panoramic views of Edna Valley’s wineries and ranches. It is the most southern of the Seven Sister peaks and is a terrific 45-minute workout.

PLEASE NOTE:
• Rain cancels hikes. Go to http://bit.ly/SLOhike for info on trail closures.
• Contact ECOSLO with any questions. 805-544-1777 or programs@ecoslo.org
• Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water & a snack.
• Hike length in approximate and varies with group.

Oct
1
Sun
ECOSLO Hike at Irish Hills @ Irish Hills
Oct 1 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

TO SIGN UP FOR THIS HIKE CLICK HERE

Meet Evan at the Trailhead. End time is approximate.

Directions to Madonna Road Trailhead:
From Highway 101, take the Los Osos Valley Road north towards Los Osos. Turn left on Madonna Road. Follow the street to the end and find parking on the street, then walk up the dirt road to the trailhead. PLEASE NOTE:
-Rain cancels hikes. Go to http://bit.ly/SLOhike for info on trail closures.
-Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water & a snack.
-Hike length in approximate and varies with group.


Contact ECOSLO with any questions. 805-544-1777 or programs@ecoslo.org
About Irish Hills Open Space: There are ten miles of serene trail loops, that pass through rolling hills, along Froom Creek, and past an old mine.


Trail Info:
Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous
Peak Elevation: 1,100 feet
Distance: 5-7 miles round trip
Estimated Time: ~3 hours with SLO Stewards docent
Total Area: 941 acres

 

Oct
7
Sat
Outdoor Discovery Festival @ Lopez Lake
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

ECOSLO is looking for volunteers to help out with Outdoor Discovery Festival at Lopez Lake!  There are many ways you can help out, and as a thank you, San Luis Obispo County Parks will gift you a parking pass for that day.  Shifts are 2-3 hours in length and range from 8AM until 5PM.

Click here to sign up to volunteer!

If you like to hike, bike, camp, fish, bird watch, kayak, horseback ride, boat, golf, and more…. this is the place to be!  Why not volunteer to help make this a great event?  Then enjoy the festival after or before your volunteer shift.

There will be exhibits and demonstrations showcasing the many activities available in our County Parks as well as local sporting and eco-friendly vendors, such as ECOSLO.  ODFGrab a bite to eat from one of many local food vendors while enjoying live music.  The main event will take place at the Vista Lago Day Use Area.

Learn more at the SLO County Parks website: http://slocountyparks.org/events/outdoor-discovery-festival/

 

Oct
14
Sat
ECOSLO Hike at Stenner Springs @ Stenner Springs
Oct 14 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

TO SIGN UP FOR THIS HIKE CLICK HERE.

Meet Seth at the trailhead. End times are approximate.

Directions to Stenner Springs Trailhead: Head west out of San Luis Obispo on Highway 1 towards Morro Bay. Slightly less than one mile outside of town, turn right onto Stenner Creek Road. Follow Stenner Creek Road for about 2.5 miles to the end.
PLEASE NOTE:
• Rain cancels hikes. Go to http://bit.ly/SLOhike for info on trail closures.
• Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water & a snack.
• Hike length in approximate and varies with group.
About Stenner Springs Open Space: Parts or all of the trails (Botanical, Shooters, Morning Glory, Eucalyptus, and Elevator) pass through the Stenner Springs Natural Reserve. The trails may also go through Los Padres National Forest and Cal Poly University property.

Nature Nurturers Needed! @ Bishop Peak
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Volunteers are needed to nurture 50 oak seedlings that were planted last year at Bishop Peak.  They are thriving after the plentiful winter rains, but need an extra boost of water to keep them going. Some have also outgrown their protective cages and need to be freed from the stranglehold of weeds. Will you help us ensure these seedlings grow up to provide future shade for us and shelter for wildlife?  Meet Saturday, October 14th, 9-11, Patricia trailhead in SLO. Bring gloves if you have them. Wear layers, sturdy shoes, sunscreen & hat. Water & snacks provided. Call Holly for more info: 805-239-3928.

Oct
15
Sun
SLO City Ranger Led Hike @ Bowden Ranch
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 am

Ranger led hikes are a great way to learn more about the open spaces you enjoy.  Rangers cover topics from flora and fauna to local history of open spaces.  These hikes are also a great way to get to know your local rangers and ask questions about the Ranger Service and responsible use of open space.  All Hikes  last from 1 – 3 hours.

Oct 15 – 9:00 am Bowden Ranch
Guest Speaker: Scott Johnston, Cal Poly Geology Professor
Route: Firefighter Trail to Reservoir Canyon Loop Trail
Difficulty: strenuous, 2-3 hours