See the rare local endemic shrubs Pallid Manzanita and Western Leatherwood that bloom in early winter on varied trails from the crest of the Oakland Hills through steep Bay woodlands down to a rich riparian zone.
The East Bay chapter of the California Native Plant Society has a long tradition of offering trips early each winter to see the rare shrubs. The trips are easy and open to anyone.
The well-marked trails make it easy for walkers of any age to enjoy the rare and common flowering shrubs and views. More adventurous hikers can make a longer day of it by following connecting trails to adjacent regional parks, such as Sibley.