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Hopland Hikes: Self Guided Hikes at Hopland REC


Visit the UC Hopland Research and Extension Center for a self guided hike on selected dates in 2021.

This hike covers 2 miles, following basic trails well marked by cones, past an ancient sag pond, and through rangeland and oak woodland. These trails are marshy in some areas as you cross seasonal creeks and good footwear/a willingness to take a “skip” across these streams is necessary! The loop includes some moderately steep sections with a total elevation change of 403ft.

Pre-hike registration is required. Registrations must be made online by 2pm the day before your hike. $10 per person fee, no one turned away due the lack of funds. Hike arrival must be between 9-10am and be completed by 2pm.

Hike dates:

Saturday, May 1

Hikers are asked to register online in advance, $10 per person payment. No hikers turned away due to lack of funds (Hopland Scholars donor funds will support those who are unable to pay).

All hikers must agree to the below terms: 

  • Each hiking group must be in the same social bubble, maximum group size of 9 people.  
  • Adhere to all Mendocino County health order rules. 
  • Wear masks inside, and outside whenever within 6 feet of another hiking group. Remain masked during certain activities which cause people to more forcefully expel airborne particles, such as running, making the usual minimum six feet social distancing requirement, less adequate.
  • Adhere to all health & safety instructions and posted signs or other information while present onsite. 
  • Avoid congregating when checking in, during the hike or when leaving the property. 
  • No dogs allowed (due to sheep and guardian dog presence on the property). 
  • No bathrooms are provided, please hike in the knowledge that there are no public bathrooms available at the site. 
  • Review Visitor Clearance Survey prior to arrival, please only travel to hike if you are "cleared" from the results of this survey.
  • Every member of your party must sign a liability waiver (this can be e-mailed to before your hike or delivered on the day of your hike) and confirm that you are cleared to visit from the visitor clearance survey.
  • Leave at least one active cell phone number that the group will monitor while on the hike, at the registration table on arrival for your hike. Registration will be open from 9-10am on the morning of your hike, you must arrive within this time period. 
  • Stay on the marked trail – cell tower loop, no other trails or roads will be open to hiking. 
  • Text Hannah Bird, HREC Community Educator, when you leave the property. You can also use this number for questions/concerns during your hike: (707) 391 0044. 
  • All hikers must have left the property by 2pm, if we have not received a text confirmation that you have left by this time, we will call to check on your location. 
  • If heavy rain impacts your hike day, please call Hannah (707) 391 0044. 








Hikers are asked to pay $10 per person, per hiking day. These funds support our educational programs, research and land management.

If you are unable to pay this amount, please use our sliding scale to make payment of the amount you are able to offer.

Donor funds will support the costs of those who are unable to pay the total amount.