Kent Pump Road
Sunday May 8, 2022      10 am to 1 pm
Field trip leader: Marin botanist David Greenberger

Vancouveria planipetala redwood inside out flower Ann Elliott 1Kent Pump Road offers a beautiful, gentle, and biodiverse hike through the Lagunitas Creek Watershed and the upper reaches of Kent Lake. We’ll amble along this riparian corridor and enjoy the diverse flowers, butterflies, and birds of the area. Highlights will include forest understory plants, mossy rock outcrops, a rare lichen, and two undescribed wildflowers known from nowhere else in the world.

The hike is a mostly shady out-and-back on a dirt surface with an easy difficulty level. We’ll go as far as we can in the allotted time, perhaps 2 miles each way at maximum.

Bring layers, lunch, and water.

Meet at Alpine Dam at the beginning of the Kent Pump Road.

Parking is limited but there are several nearby pullouts along Bolinas-Fairfax Road open for use.