- Modini Mayacamas Preserves
Led by Bouverie Preserve docent and retired geologist Iain Jamieson. Be prepared for a moderate hike with many stops to discuss the rock formations and geological history.
Registration Required through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page. Limit 15 participants.
Bring Lunch, water, magnifying glass, binoculars
Meet Iain and ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self at the junction of Pine Flat and Red Winery Roads. Look for the white egret truck.
Steep, Wild Country, No Facilities, No Pets Please dress for the weather and bring at least one quart of drinking water. You may also wish to bring a hat, an extra layer and a snack. There are no toilets, no water fountains, no restaurants, no trash collection...this is a primitive and wild place! Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the outing. For hikes you will want shoes that protect your toes and give you good traction on uneven ground, such as sneakers or hiking boots. Please leave your pets at home.
General Info: Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff or guest specialists. Suggested donation $15-25/person. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!
The Modini Mayacamas Preserves This private nature sanctuary, owned and managed by Audubon Canyon Ranch, has a range of different public access opportunities. Pine Flat Road, a public county road with pullouts, meanders through the preserve, allowing visitors to enjoy the views and birdwatching from roadside pullouts anytime without appointment. Please drive very cautiously, this is a one lane winding road with very limited sight lines. The sanctuary also hosts public guided hikes, which are posted on this website's calendar. For independent hiking, attend an orientation sessions, which are also posted here.