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Guided hiking series returns April 6

Link to register for Trails at 10 below

Live Oak Canyon hiking trail. (Photo: Community Forward Redlands)

REDLANDS, Calif. – The Redlands Conservancy has announced dates for the Spring 2024 Trails at 10 hiking series.

Since 2008, Redlands Conservancy has been offering the Trails at 10 series of guided hikes each April and October. The hikes offer residents and visitors a chance to see Redlands' natural beauty and learn about the city's 28 miles of public trails managed by Redlands Conservancy.

Details: All weekend hikes begin with a brief introduction to the trail and end with a free lunch for hikers. Participants are asked to bring their own water bottles. Hats and hiking shoes are also encouraged.

Organizers note that "after a few months of abundant rain, this year will offer beautiful scenic vistas over the lush green fields, hills and canyons."

Here are more details about the three hikes planned for April:

Saturday, April 6 at Quail Canyon: The first hike of the series will take guests to Quail Canyon, Redlands Conservancy's property adjacent to the west side of Herngt 'Aki' Preserve in Live Oak Canyon. Hikers will follow the new Raptor Trail, built in January against the east side of the canyon and will return on the original trail on the canyon's west side. Hikers will meet at 10am at the Gateway Ranch parking area. A complimentary lunch will be provided following the hike.

Saturday, April 20 at Saha'tapa Loop: The second hike will start an hour earlier, at 9 a.m., as part of A Day of Climate Action in Redlands. Guests will hike the Saha'tapa Loop Trail, leaving Gateway Ranch and going south to the high mesa. This hike is expected to provide lush views and wildflower blooms. While on the hike, guests will learn about the value of Santa Ana Watershed and how the community relies on it. The impact of residential, commercial and industrial development on the watershed will also be discussed. Following the hike, guests are encouraged to attend the main Earth Day event at Redlands Bowl for lunch.

Sunday, April 28 at Caroline Park: The Sunday hike for this series will be at Caroline Park. Once owned by the Stokes sisters, the land was given to the city of Redlands for a park to honor Caroline Stokes on the condition the park be "developed" as a natural garden. Guests will crisscross about 1 mile of trails throughout the park while volunteer docents explain the benefits of native plants. Following the hike, guests will receive a free lunch, funded by Optum.

The Trails at 10 series is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcomed.

To register visit the link here.

Explore a map and description of Redlands Heritage trails here.