Field Trips

Carpooling is encouraged, but not CNPS sponsored.
Bring water, layers, sunscreen, hat and a lunch. Heavy rain cancels.
Contact Deanna Giuliano for any questions at or call 831 278-2699

Hike to Maple Falls in Nisene Marks State Park with Deanna Giuliano
Saturday, November 17, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Hike to Maple Falls and enjoy fall colors and creekside flora, and maybe some early mushrooms on this eight-mile round trip hike of about 700 feet elevation. Some agility required.
Bring water, layers, sunscreen, hat, and a lunch. Meet at George's Picnic area parking inside the park. Heavy rain cancels. There is a fee for the park.

Hike to Chalk Mountain with Deanna Giuliano
Saturday, December 1, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Hike to Chalk Mountain at 1609 feet with Deanna Giuliano and enjoy spectacular panoramic views and amazing redwoods on the way up to a coastal scrub habitat. There will be a strenuous elevation gain of about 1500 feet during this four-mile round trip hike.
Bring water, layers, sunscreen, hat, and a lunch. Meet at Westside New Leaf parking lot. There is a limit of 15 people. Heavy rain cancels.

For additional field trips and other events, check the websites of our neighboring chapters:
Monterey Bay Chapter - California Native Plant Society
CNPS Santa Clara Valley Home