Solano Land Trust's equestrian docents are available to lead you and your horse on two of Solano Land Trust's properties: Lynch Canyon and Rockville Trails Preserve. See the registration information below to make an appointment.
Lynch Canyon is open to the public Fridays through Mondays and offers great riding opportunities through peaceful grasslands accented with groves of buckeyes and live oaks, along with spectacular views of the Bay Area, Delta, Wine Country, and the Sierra Nevada from the inspiring 900 ft. ridgetops. Rockville Trails Preserve is not yet open to the public, but our equestrian docents are eager to show you this stunning property filled with groves of blue and live oaks, wildflowers and wildlife as you ride atop hills above Suisun Valley. We look forward to sharing one or both of these great natural parks with you!
WHAT TO BE PREPARED FOR: (1) These tours are for experienced trail riders with fit horses who are both trail and road trained. For rides at Rockville Trails Preserve, we do walk along Rockville Rd. for a short time before entering the property. (2) The terrain at Lynch Canyon varies and the terrain at Rockville Trails Preserve is difficult. Expect rough, rocky, uneven ground, and rugged, steep, and slippery hills that may be full of sticky seeds and thorny plants. Please discuss this with Mindi or Christine when you register to be sure this is appropriate for you and your horse. (3) Both preserves are working ranches where free-range cattle roam as they please. (4) At Rockville Trails Preserve and at Lynch Canyon when otherwise closed, visitors must be accompanied by a docent at all times and the entry and exit gate will be locked except for the start and end times of the ride. (5) There is no drinking water for people at either preserve. There is water for cattle and horses at both preserves. (6) There is no bathroom at Rockville Trails Preserve. There is one outhouse at Lynch Canyon. (7) Dogs are not allowed at either property, in order to protect wildlife, cattle, horses and rare plants. (8) Take only pictures, leave only hoof and footprints. (9) Maintain a safe distance from cattle and wildlife, and be aware that these are tick, mountain lion, and poison oak country. Rockville Trails Preserve is also rattlesnake and wild pig country.
WHAT TO BRING: Inquire upon registration.
MEETING PLACE: Inquire upon registration.
WEATHER PLAN: Inquire upon registration.
REGISTRATION: Dates are by appointment and space is limited. If you are interested in a personalized tour of either of these properties or would just like more information, email either Mindi at firstname.lastname@example.org or Christine@email@example.com.
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Join Us On Our First Bikes & Brews Event On April 14th At Rockville Trails Preserve!
Mountain Bike the hills of Rockville Trails Preserve with our mountain bike docents. Ride to be followed by beer tasting hosted by Bruehol Brewing. This property is not yet open to the public, so be a few of the first to ever ride on this property.
Don Broderson, a program educator with the Solano Resource Conservation District, explains to some dozen Gretchen Higgins sixth-graders the ecology of the Suisun Marsh watershed during a field trip Monday to Rush Ranch, a cattle ranch near Suisun City.
LYNCH CANYON 9:00am-12:00pm
Trail Crew Volunteer Opportunity: Help take care of Lynch Canyon's 1,000-plus acres. Projects include improving trails, fixing fences, weeding and more. No experience is necessary. Participants learn while volunteering. Free lunch and parking pass for the day.
Registration: None required. Just show up and be ready to work at 9am! Occurs every 2nd Saturday of most months.
WHAT TO BE PREPARED FOR: (1) This is an outdoor experience involving physical exertion. There is usually no shade. Be prepared to be moving outdoors for approximately four hours. Depending on the citizen science goals for the day, you may be hiking, doing physical work, and/or recording observations about plants and animals. You may be using hand tools like clippers; lifting, carrying and lowering supplies; bending over, squatting and kneeling on dirt, grasses and weeds; and sweating. (2) Ages 12 and up who are comfortable with this kind of physical exertion are welcome—those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and must have a liability waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. (3) Tools are provided.
WHAT TO BRING: (1) A backpack with plenty of water and snacks. (2) Sturdy work gloves. (3) Eye protection (e.g., sunglasses). (4) Boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes with tread for rough, steep, and slippery terrain. (5) Long, sturdy pants and layered clothes you don't mind getting dirty. (6) Protection from the elements—sun (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses), wind, fog, rain. (7) Optional: bug repellent, your favorite gardening tools, and binoculars to enjoy the birds!
Follow along on a docent-led walk among the wildflowers of Solano County's Jepson Prairie, one of the best remaining examples of vernal pool habitats, remarkable seasonal wetlands that once dotted the Central Valley.
Come explore the hills between Fairfield, Benicia, and Vallejo. Solano Land Trust docents will guide you through this area, known as the King-Swett Ranches. They'll share insights about the birds and other wildlife that call this area home, and give you a great workout! Take advantage of this special opportunity if you can because the King-Swett Ranches are otherwise closed.
WHAT TO BE PREPARED FOR: (1) This is an outdoor experience involving physical exertion. There is usually no shade. This hike could be up to six miles.
WHAT TO BRING: (1) A backpack with plenty of water and snacks. (2) Sunglasses. (4) Boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes with tread for the rough, steep, and slippery terrain. (5) Long, sturdy pants and layered clothes (6) Protection from the elements—sun (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses), wind, fog, rain. (7) Optional: bug repellent, your favorite gardening tools, and binoculars to enjoy the birds!
Note: Only really heavy rain may cancel. If unsure, call Jim: 707-373-2112.