Lynch Canyon Open Space Park 3-18-17

On Saturday, March 18, 2017 Woodland Outdoor Wanderers will be visiting Lynch Canyon Open Space Park. With habitats ranging from steep grasslands to the riparian corridor of Lynch Creek, the property is home to a wide variety of flora -- including a variety of wildflowers, and fauna. Buckeyes, oaks and wetland meadows provide shelter for deer, fox, bobcat, waterfowl and many raptors including red-tailed and red-shouldered hawks, and the majestic golden eagle.  A small reservoir provides a home for muskrats, great blue herons and endangered California red-legged frogs. Lynch Canyon serves as a buffer between the cities of Fairfield and Vallejo. It is located just north of Interstate 80 between American Canyon Road and CA Highway 12.  Several different trails are available with varying degrees of difficulty. The WOW group will plan on following the 2.7 mile moderate difficulty South Valley Trail. Lynch Canyon is a working cattle ranch so unfortunately dogs are not allowed. No potable water is available on the property so hikers are advised to bring adequate quantities of drinking water for a moderate hike. Hikers should dress in layers and be prepared for typical mid-spring California weather. Participants will gather in the north parking lot of the Church at 8:00 am on Saturday, March 18, 2017 for a sign in, hike orientation and to form car pools. Departure will be at 8:30. Return to Woodland should be in the early afternoon. Please contact Jim and Judy Tischer telephone: (530) 661-0657 or email: jtischer56@gmail if more information is desired. 


Woodland Presbyterian Church