Edgewood: A Mediterranean Journey
What does Edgewood Park have to do with the famous arched sign welcoming people into Redwood City: Climate Best by Government Test?
Why do we call our climate "Mediterranean"?
Docent Roger Humphrey leads a free, family-friendly three hour walk to share stories to answer these questions, and explore strategies and adaptations native plants and animals use to survive the long dry-season of our Mediterranean Climate. Bring your water bottle!
The approximately three mile walk through grasslands, chaparral, coastal scrub, and foothill woodlands offers a surprising amount of biodiversity. Edgewood supports over 500 distinct plant species, four of which are federally listed as endangered or threatened.
This walk is family-friendly. Roger will teach parents and children to identify poison oak, common along the trails.
Visitors can complement their docent-led walk by visiting the new Education Center located near the main entrance. Interactive exhibits explain Edgewood’s connection to the surrounding landscape and its history.
Where to meet
Walks start from the Bill and Jean Lane Education Center.
What to bring
Bring water, a hat, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, and a snack if you wish. We don't stop for lunch, but picnic tables are usually available after the walks in the Old Stage Day Camp area.
Restrooms and water are available only at the main entrance.
No reservations are needed unless you have a group of 10 or more. For group reservations, please email email@example.com.
More Third Saturday Hikes
Friends of Edgewood’s trained docents guide free nature hikes at 10am on the third Saturday morning of each month. The 3 - 4 mile walks vary according to the docent and the current happenings in the Preserve.