SA38 Bald Hills & Lyon’s Ranch Trail | 2020 | $20
Time - 6:45 am - 1:45 pm
Trip Leader(s): Gary Friedrichsen & Laurie Lawrence
Meet in the community center lobby.
The Bald Hills and the Lyons Ranch trail head of Redwood National Park are 17 miles up Bald Hills road, characterized by sparse oak woodland, rolling grasslands, and panoramic views of the Redwood Creek watershed. Trip participants will hike the Lyons Ranch Trail (basically a gravel road) down 2 miles to the old Lyons Ranch Barn and bunk houses and have lunch or snacks (depending on how long the hike down to the barn takes) and then hike back up to the trailhead. Birds to be encountered are booming Sooty Grouse, Acorn Woodpeckers, Cassin’s Vireo, White-breasted Nuthatch, Western Bluebird, Chipping Sparrow and more. Some years Lewis’s Woodpeckers winter in the area and are seen through spring. Early spring wildflowers are often interesting and beautiful, too. There are no restrooms along the trail, bring a bag lunch and a spotting scope if you have one.