Open Space

Nestled between the small towns of Point Reyes and Petaluma, our land is the ideal location for reconnecting with nature and community. Black-tailed deer and grey fox frequent these rural hills, along with many native species. Upon closer look, we can also see the close relationship that humans have had with this land for millenia. 

Compass & Map
Students hiking up Walker Peak

Depending on the amount of time you have and what you feel like, we have lots of options for exploring our trails. Please tell a friend or someone where you are going, and bring a water bottle and warm layers. Walking along “the flats” is a staff favorite, since it is close to campus and still offers the peaceful feeling of the creek. Lots of people also enjoy walking the half-mile to Turtle Pond, and relaxing on the sunny dock while looking for migrating birds. Walker Peak is a popular hike, with many ways to reach the top and see Tomales Bay, Mt. Tamalpais, and the Sonoma hills. Once there, there are many ways to complete this 5-mile hike.