Waterfalls & Wildflowers
Just in time for spring, join Hiking For Good on Saturday, March 30 for a special field trip to Table Mountain Ecological Reserve to view some of the best wildflowers and waterfalls in the state.
Created by ancient lava (basalt) flows, the approximately 3,300-acre North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve is an elevated basalt mesa with beautiful vistas of spring wildflowers, waterfalls, lava outcrops, and a rare type of vernal pool, called Northern Basalt Flow Vernal Pools. Only specialized plants and animals adapted to this habitat can survive over time. In spring, the landscape is abundant with seasonal streams and waterfalls.
This adventure is part of an ongoing monthly series designed for folks who, like John Muir, enjoy the act of taking it slow and “sauntering” in the outdoors. Held each month, Hiking For Good’s saunters are meant to immerse participants in the natural world to practice awareness and observation skills. Field guides, journals and sketchbooks, cameras and binoculars are welcome and encouraged.
Connect with nature, identify flowers, get healthy exercise, and make new friends!
Laura (Hiking for Good) is an experienced hiking guide (wilderness first aid certified) and outdoor writer with a passion for the people and places of Northern California.
Steve Roddy is a Certified California Naturalist and experienced hiking guide for the Middle Mountain Interpretive Hikes and Bear Yuba Land Trust. Steve prefers sauntering over hiking and is known for his quick wit and knack for storytelling.
Photo Credit: Ferrettiphotography [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
WHEN: Saturday, March 30
LENGTH: 2 – 3 miles
DIFFICULTY: easy to moderate
TRANSPORTATION: Not included
$5 LAND PASS: Included