Due to weather and saturated conditions on the preserve, this hike has been canceled. We are looking to reschedule it for April 14.
Please join us for a 5.5 mile hike through the beautiful oak woodlands of Deer Creek Hills. The focus of this hike will be the history of the Native Americans who thrived here for roughly 6,000 years! But the Gold Rush migration and westward settlement brought their rapid decline and decimated their ancient culture. Today, only archeologically significant sites remain. This hike will cover different ground than the February hike and include areas closed to the public and which remain generally untouched.
Deer Creek Hills lead historian and honorary State Indian Docent, David Scharlach will lead you through the traditional land of the Nisenan and Miwok Indians. See where and how they lived, their customs, successes and tragic demise.
Gates open at 8:45am, car pool one mile and hike out. Back by 1:30 pm.
Upcoming History Hikes:
- ARCHEOLOGY OF DEER CREEK HILLS - 4/14/2018