The Skyline Serpentine Prairie in Redwood Regional Park

The Skyline Serpentine Prairie in Redwood Regional Park https://www.ebparks.org/about/stewardship/plants/serpentineprairie.htm The sight drop on the map seems to change, due to the dual nature of Skyline Boulevard (it has the same address at the preserve on Skyline just south of the Joaquin Miller Road intersection, as Roberts Regional Park's 115000 address UP Skyline Boulevard FROM the same intersection.
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If coming from Joaquin Miller to the south, cross the intersection with the light. It becomes Skyline. make a turn through the island in the middle of the road into the loop shaped parking lot which is visible on the map. If coming up Skyline from the south, simply pull into the lot, which is the only possible right turn BEFORE the intersection mentioned above, where from this direction Skyline BECOMES Joaquin Miller Road. :-D

Operating as usual

Indian summer!
08/28/2017

Indian summer!

A nice walk after the first rain!
11/02/2015

A nice walk after the first rain!

10/27/2015

This prairie is a rare place. The paths are clearly marked as to whether dog walkers can let their pooches off-leash or not (there's only one small off-leash path in the prairie proper).

There's little direct oversight, so unfortunately the dogs are running pretty much where they want.

Remember there's many rare plants they can crush, and their droppings don't work well in the serpentine soil in terms of native plant propagation.

05/14/2015

I've not been by the Prairie this season, but somebody found some Clarkia!

May is the season for them. Remember to be gentle while looking around. The habitat is fragile!

Finally, the presidio clarkia, not fully blooming
05/15/2013

Finally, the presidio clarkia, not fully blooming

Great day at the prairie!
04/19/2013

Great day at the prairie!

04/02/2013

Can't wait until May, and the blooming of the Presidio Clarkia!

Timeline Photos
03/30/2012

Timeline Photos

03/29/2012

Such a tiny place, and such a tiny page. Yet every month different plants come to bloom.

The Skyline Serpentine Prairie in Redwood Regional Park's cover photo
03/29/2012

The Skyline Serpentine Prairie in Redwood Regional Park's cover photo

California Poppies and serpentine rock
03/29/2012

California Poppies and serpentine rock

I think this is California Redbud
03/29/2012

I think this is California Redbud

Timeline Photos
03/29/2012

Timeline Photos

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This photograph shows one of the boulders in Serpentine Prairie. My photographs include separate portfolios for various East Bay trails, including Golden Spike Trail and adjacent Serpentine Prairie, Selby Trail and Seaview Trail in Tilden Park, Maple Canyon trails in Hayward, and Siesta Valley in Berkeley hills.
I discovered this FB site one minute ago. And so, I'm posting a photo of Serpentine Prairie with my mountain goat. In the past few months, I have taken separate photographic portfolios of various trails the East Bay hills, and these are of Serpentine Prairie and the adjacent Golden Spike Trail, Bass Cove Trail at Chabot Park, Selby Trail and Seaview Trail in Tilden Park. My art resume lists landscape photo exhibitions at 7 galleries in the East Bay, and at 3 museums.
I discovered this FB site one minute ago. And so, I'm posting a photo of Serpentine Prairie with my mountain goat. Although I've lived in the East Bay (Berkeley, San Leandro, Alameda) since 1966, it is only in the past three years that I've explored S.F. Bay area hiking trails in detail. My reason is to post YELP reviews w/ photographs of various trails, e.g., Golden Spike Trail and nearby Serpentine Prairie, Selby Trail (in Tilden), Seaview Trail (in Tilden), Bolinas Ridge Trail, Flat Frog Trail (Henry Coe Park), Middle Ridge Trail (Henry Coe Park), Pioneer Tree Trail (Taylor Park), and Tomales Point Trail. I have an art resume, and have had landscape photo exhibits at 3 museums and at 5 galleries. Sorry, T.M.I. (too much information).
Excellent birding opps at the Serpentine Prairie. Spotted the Coopers Hawk on the Dunn Trail earlier this month. (8/17)
The parks are the best thing about living in the Oakland Hills