How do I visit?

The Bouverie Preserve of Audubon Canyon Ranch is committed to protecting the nature preserve, therefore we offer controlled access to the sanctuary. Limiting human use helps us maintain the essential ecological balance for the benefit of wildlife habitats. This also ensures you a quality nature experience at the preserve. We hope you will take part in a scheduled event such as a  docent-led Guided Nature Walk, Twilight Hike or Open House.

Is food available at the preserve?

No. We recommend that visitors pack their own lunch for the trail when participating in Guided Nature Walks, and we request that they eat only during lunch breaks at locations chosen by their docent.

Do we have overnight accommodations for the visiting public?

No. Overnight accommodations can be found in the neighboring towns along the Valley of the Moon.

Can the facilities be rented for weddings and events?


Are you still open if it rains?


Are dogs allowed on the preserve?

Sorry, no pets are allowed on the preserve except for service animals, i.e., any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability.

Is the Bouverie Preserve accessible for people with disabilities?

An accessible path leads from the parking lot through an oak woodland to a viewing area with benches, which is good for bird watching, is near a seasonal stream, and overlooks a meadow covered with wildflowers in the spring. The path is short, about 300 feet long. There is also access for people with disabilities to the Gilman Hall Education Center.

Please note that there is no smoking on the preserve.