Guided hike at Rancho Corral de Tierra in Montara, Sat May 15

Press release

By on Wed, May 5, 2010

Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) is offering a free hike of Rancho Corral de Tierra in Montara on Saturday, May 15. Explore one of the most dramatic landscapes along the San Mateo CoastThe hike is open to the public and will begin promptly at 10:00am. Space is limited, and advance registration is required.

POST President Audrey Rust and Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) Acting General Superintendent Frank Dean will help lead the hike along the lower portions of this majestic 4,262-acre property, currently owned by POST and destined to become the southern gateway into the GGNRA. Learn about Rancho Corral de Tierra’s rich history and extraordinary natural features, including its rare and endangered plants and animals, vital wildlife habitat, critical watershed and valuable agricultural resources.

Protected by POST in 2001, the vast majority of Rancho Corral de Tierra is not yet open to the public and accessible only by requesting a permit from POST. The property is slated to transfer from POST to National Park Service ownership within the next year as an addition to the GGNRA. POST and GGNRA staff will be present at the hike to answer questions about the protection of this magnificent Coastside landscape located just 7 miles south of San Francisco.

Reservations required. Details after the jump.



  To RSVP and for directions, please call POST at (650) 854-7696, x.313, and provide the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your phone number and email address
  • The number of people in your vehicle

Also, please take note of the following:

  • Hike is moderately difficult.
  • Hike will last approximately two hours plus additional time for a lunch break and Q&A with POST and GGNRA staff.
  • Children are welcome, but strollers cannot be accommodated on the trail.
  • No pets allowed.