October 18, 2007

Trail Description: Shoreline Trail is an easy hike that covers most of the waterfront area of the park and is fairly level. It passes one marsh, but for the most part this 3 mile trail is Oak woodland. Few flowering plants were seen at this time of year, but the vistas were worthwhile. There are three overlooks perfect for picnicking, or have a picnic at the 'Village' and look over the museum and other sights afterwards. 

Trail Location: The main entrance to the park is on the north end. Shoreline trail starts at the South end of the parking lot. You can also park on the side of the road and save yourself $3, but there is no toilet. 

Blooming Plants Not Pictured:
NN=Non Native
Bayshore Gum Plant (Grindelia stricta var. angustifolia)
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare) NN
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Coyote Bush (Baccharis pilularis)
Dodder (Cuscuta salina var. major)
English Daisy (Bellis perennis) NN
False Dandelion (Hypochaeris radicata) NN
Fire Thorn (Pyracantha angustifolia) NN–Berry only
Ice Plant (Carpobrotus chilensis) NN
Jaumea (Jaumea carnosa)
Pampas Grass (Cortaderia jubata) NN
Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) NN
Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigatus)–Berry only
Yellow Hayfield Tarplant (Hemizonia congesta ssp. lutescens)
Yellow Star Thistle (Centaurea solstitialis) NN

Ferns Not Photographed”:
Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum)
Gold Back Fern (Pentagramma triangularis)
Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)
Wood Fern (Dryopteris arguta)










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Trail around Turtle Back Hill