CLOSURE NOTICE: All ACR preserves in Marin and Sonoma counties remain closed until further notice due to the public health risks of Covid-19. Resident preserve managers and stewardship staff continue to protect and steward these incredible resources for both natural and human communities. We hope to see you on the trail in the near future. While you are exploring nature nearer to home, please visit our Nature Where You Are resource page for engaging nature content, lessons for all ages designed by ACR educators and links to some of our favorite science-based nature resources.

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. 

Bouverie Preserve is open seasonally for visitors and schoolchildren to explore. In the fall and spring, Bouverie Preserve hosts its well-regarded elementary school education program, which serves thousands of schoolchilden every year. These programs were inspired by David Bouverie, who was enthusiastic about ACR’s education programs and wanted his lands to be used to educate and inspire children.

Also in spring and fall, visitors are welcome to attend the preserve's docent-led Guided Nature Walks, Twilight Hikes and a semi-annual Open House, which are all open to the public by reservation.  See our calendar to reserve a spot. Unscheduled, self-guided hiking is not allowed on the preserve.

To inquire about an upcoming hike by phone, please call ahead: 415.868.9244, ext. 306.

ADMISSION: Suggested donation of $20 per person supports our programs and management of the 5,000 acres of wildlife sanctuaries owned by ACR. All donations are greatly appreciated! Some programming is fee-based.

To learn more about the effects of the Sonoma County fires on the Bouverie Preserve, please click here: 

Bouverie Preserve

13815 Sonoma Highway
Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1195
Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Resource Management Offices:
13875 Sonoma Highway
Glen Ellen, CA 95442


Photo Credits: 

  • Wyn Hoag