Project: Portola Redwoods State Park (Upper Coyote Ridge Trail)

Upper Coyote Ridge Trail

Activities: We will continue work we began in August on the Upper Coyote Ridge Trail. We will start at Tarwater Trailhead on San Mateo County Parks property and work our way down. We will focus on tread restoration, brushing, and cutting back low-lying grass, vines and poison oak.

This is absolutely the perfect place to get away from scorching heat on the Peninsula. Come join us to fix this trail.

Time/Place: Assemble at 8:30 a.m. for our safety talk and crew assignments. Work begins at 9:00 a.m. See project link above for directions.


Project: Bay Area Ridge Trail - Saratoga Gap Open Space Preserve

Bay Area Ridge Trail - REI Service Day

Activities: We will be improving sections of the Saratoga Gap Trail, including areas that need crushed rock added to fill in exposed roots and eroded tread, cleaning drainage culverts, removing old barbed wire fencing, restoring tread width by removing duff, and general clean-up. This is a popular multi-use trail, including mountain biking, so the improvements will be done with an eye towards accommodating all uses. The work will mostly be under tree cover.

Parking will be at the Caltrans vista point lot on the southeast corner of the Skyline Blvd. (Highway 35) and Highway 9 intersection. See the project link above for detailed directions. Volunteers should wait in the lot for announcements and their crew assignments. Crew leaders will then take volunteers to various staging points to get tools and instructions on their particular tasks. Volunteers should take their water, snacks, and daypack with them as they will not return to the parking lot until the end of the event. Volunteers should also exercise extreme care when crossing Highway 9 to access the Saratoga Gap Trailhead.

Rain Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016 (in place of the tool party)


Project (click for directions): Tool Party and Annual Meeting

Tool Maintenance and Trailer Cleanup

Activities: Work will start around 10:30 or 11:00 a.m. and continue until done. The Annual Meeting is planned to start at 4:00 pm. Pizza's on at 5:00 pm. Snacks are provided and there will be a special presentation at the end of the day.


Project: Portola Redwoods State Park (main park areas)

Slate Creek Trail

Activities: We will work with State Parks staff to install retaining structures at key points in the Slate Creek Trail and possibly perform general trail maintenance in the vicinity.

Rain Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017