Reservations Required

Hike: Winter Solstice Saunter

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Joyce Chin

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: We'll assemble near the Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center.

Take a break from holiday shopping and indulge your inner Druid on a nature walk up Mitchell Canyon. We’ll search for signs of the season, including mistletoe, Christmas berry, and those natural tree ornaments, “apple galls” and “California pears”. Along the way, we see Foothill and Coulter pines, two conifer species that will never replace Douglas fir as Christmas trees, but are famous for their humongous cones!


This is an easy to moderate 4-mile round trip hike with a few hundred feet in elevation gain.


Bring snacks and water. Dress in layers and wear good hiking shoes. Rain cancels. 

Reservations Required: mtdiablohiker@gmail.com

Fee: $6 per vehicle/$5 for seniors - exact change only. Payable at the entrance to the Park by the stop sign.

Leader(s): Liz Watson and Ken Lavin