This hills of Coyote Hills Regional Park are alive with color from this season’s wildflower blooms. The rolling green hills are covered in poppies, mustard, lupin and many others. It’s a lovely time of year to visit this East Bay park for hiking, bird watching, or a picnic with the family.
This little one is hiking more and more on her own these days. I’m enjoying watching her interest grow in the flowers and plants along the trail. A young naturalist studying her first plants.
If you park next to the visitor center you can explore the wetlands or hike up the rolling hills to views of the bay. While taking in the view at the top of the hills I can only imagine how beautiful this area was before modern civilization took over. According to the Coyote Hills website,
“The East Bay area’s original inhabitants were the ancestors of the Ohlone Indians, hunters and gatherers whose skills enabled them to live well off the land’s natural bounty. In those days, tule elk roamed the land, condors soared overhead, and sea otters and fish were abundant in the Bay. At Coyote Hills Regional Park, some of this rich wetland is preserved, along with 2,000-year old Tuibun Ohlone Indian shellmound sites with fascinating archaeological resources.”
We will be back for more toddler hikes at Coyote Hills Regional Park.