3926 thumb El Corte de Madera Open Space Preserve

More than 36 miles of multi-use trail are available for exploration at this 2,817-acre Preserve. While extremely popular with bicyclists, it also has lots of hearty hiking and horseback riding opportunities. Visitors will find mixed evergreen and redwood forests, creekside trails, coastal and ...more ↓

2234664918 7258a96a8e m
Silver wattle 1
Acacia dealbata
2399532788 4d9f7d26ed m
Bigleaf Maple 2
Acer macrophyllum
3683708823 c73406c4c4 m
Common Yarrow 3
Achillea millefolium
526385201 ebe02570a4 m
Acmispon glaber var. glaber 4
Acmispon glaber glaber
Acmispon heermannii var. orbicularis
Acmispon heermannii orbicularis
7299852050 5ab6c10997 m
Short-flower Deervetch 5
Acmispon parviflorus
3563832894 1318f25e23 m
red baneberry 6
Actaea rubra
Small
American trailplant 7
Adenocaulon bicolor
3553907873 290eff2666 m
Chamise 8
Adenostoma fasciculatum
Small
western maidenhair fern 9
Adiantum aleuticum
2475985929 3b4e4d0817 m
California Buckeye 10
Aesculus californica
silver hairgrass
Aira caryophyllea
4639439555 d26549416e m
oneleaf onion 11
Allium unifolium
4269796739 f32e0f80f5 m
red alder 12
Alnus rubra
90426 orig
Black Salamander 13
Aneides flavipunctatus
5344668652 9a7cc7b890 m
Arboreal Salamander 14
Aneides lugubris
Small
Gray's Anemone 15
Anemone grayi
3528210805 081bac3b3a m
woodland madia 8
Anisocarpus madioides
california sweet grass
Anthoxanthum occidentale
62271214 52faae0d55 m
Western Scrub-Jay 16
Aphelocoma californica
2543114704 1847220c9a m
Western Columbine 11
Aquilegia formosa
3747690067 e1f5f6b9b9 m
California Spikenard 8
Aralia californica
3383844774 1c42249a9e m
Pacific Madrone 17
Arbutus menziesii
32061 orig
hoary manzanita 18
Arctostaphylos canescens
Arctostaphylos crustacea ssp. crinita
Arctostaphylos crustacea crinita
Arctostaphylos crustacea ssp. crustacea
Arctostaphylos crustacea crustacea
4279524134 87ac349411 m
Kings Mountain manzanita 8
Arctostaphylos regismontana
Small
rayless arnica 19
Arnica discoidea
642157970 27e7bebae4 m
California Mugwort 20
Artemisia douglasiana
6142408810 5a5f5dbb74 m
California Harebell 21
Asyneuma prenanthoides
2997074422 cb1f3b6a9e m
Athyrium filix-femina var. cyclosorum 22
Athyrium filix-femina cyclosorum
Small
marsh baccharis 23
Baccharis glutinosa
6729524631 ceeda3959f m
Coyote Brush 24
Baccharis pilularis
2525650105 3a4f509ae2 m
American yellowrocket 8
Barbarea orthoceras
2433705379 4d73659aba m
California Slender Salamander 10
Batrachoseps attenuatus
5512560241 1c1d8e67b6 m
Cedar Waxwing 25
Bombycilla cedrorum
Slender False Brome
Brachypodium sylvaticum
96083 260 190
Chinook brome 26
Bromus laevipes
columbia brome
Bromus vulgaris
2925340745 1e9c95f813 m
Great Horned Owl 27
Bubo virginianus
2939911664 a9e7513df5 m
Red-tailed Hawk 28
Buteo jamaicensis
3218807582 d0f545b145 m
Red-shouldered Hawk 29
Buteo lineatus
3925305837 20d9c4d654 m
pine reed grass 30
Calamagrostis rubescens
2471953711 c1e8eb405f m
White Globe Lily 31
Calochortus albus
529363239 3724259116 m
Pussy-ears 32
Calochortus tolmiei
Calypso bulbosa var. occidentalis
Calypso bulbosa occidentalis
Small
Anna's Hummingbird 33
Calypte anna
Small
chaparral false bindweed 34
Calystegia occidentalis
3192236295 df20d22fc0 m
Coyote 35
Canis latrans
2326155775 bc2b3c28d7 m
Milkmaids 36
Cardamine californica
Small
little western bittercress 37
Cardamine oligosperma
26107945 9d38fc38df m
Wilson's Warbler 38
Cardellina pusilla
Carduus pycnocephalus ssp. pycnocephalus
Carduus pycnocephalus pycnocephalus
big-leaf sedge
Carex amplifolia
4494409666 3ae3109314 m
Bolander's sedge 39
Carex bolanderi
2783288252 6f21bf941c m
Hermit Thrush 40
Catharus guttatus
28995 260 190
Ceanothus oliganthus var. sorediatus 24
Ceanothus oliganthus sorediatus
4612256154 41ab7ebf32 m
blueblossom 41
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus
4728483120 f03a8ca7f4 m
purple star-thistle 42
Centaurea calcitrapa
24798492 a9bf60090c m
Yellow Starthistle 43
Centaurea solstitialis
2149245135 0081ebeaaf m
Brown Creeper 44
Certhia americana
3218813167 81a8c3914f m
Wrentit 45
Chamaea fasciata
4162510555 ddaa0fb9d2 m
Northern Rubber Boa 46
Charina bottae
Small
Wavy-leafed Soap Plant 47
Chlorogalum pomeridianum
Chrysolepis chrysophylla var. chrysophylla
Chrysolepis chrysophylla chrysophylla
Chrysolepis chrysophylla var. minor
Chrysolepis chrysophylla minor
29374 260 190
Western Water Hemlock 37
Cicuta douglasii
4631662843 f78051f32e m
Cirsium occidentale var. venustum 8
Cirsium occidentale venustum
3804996777 6f334220ac m
Bull Thistle 48
Cirsium vulgare
Clarkia purpurea ssp. quadrivulnera
Clarkia purpurea quadrivulnera
3536924814 a7f28bb00b m
ruby chalice clarkia 8
Clarkia rubicunda
3437249232 603c644900 m
Miner's Lettuce 49
Claytonia perfoliata
3582038958 2ee5f6326a m
yerba buena 8
Clinopodium douglasii
3613193117 1156e5664c m
Andrews' Clintonia 41
Clintonia andrewsiana
3187140734 840780f5bf m
Northern Flicker 50
Colaptes auratus
Small
variableleaf collomia 51
Collomia heterophylla
4581939651 c1d565b4bd m
Racer 52
Coluber constrictor
3617902134 ff13cf9947 m
Poison Hemlock 53
Conium maculatum
4427365292 86d8b6e444 m
Sharp-tailed Snake 54
Contia tenuis
2164339011 2a4fc985b1 m
Spotted Coralroot 55
Corallorhiza maculata
3430039203 d7f5e57249 m
Striped Coralroot 8
Corallorhiza striata
2798860713 1089685da8 m
Purple pampas grass 56
Cortaderia jubata
2251758531 f604b4a147 m
Pampas Grass 57
Cortaderia selloana
Small
American Crow 58
Corvus brachyrhynchos
Small
Common Raven 59
Corvus corax
4361407132 b167f96de9 m
Corylus cornuta ssp. californica 60
Corylus cornuta californica
8507137849 bce97f8aa4 m
Crepis vesicaria ssp. taraxacifolia 61
Crepis vesicaria taraxacifolia
177140208 66b72a867d m
Steller's Jay 62
Cyanocitta stelleri
10796291 a80d4e6e29 m
Pacific Hound's Tongue 63
Cynoglossum grande
7100862639 22fe330a7e m
bristly dogtail grass 64
Cynosurus echinatus
6524040563 d55ae52888 m
Yellow Nutsedge 65
Cyperus esculentus
4639771711 e69b6acf7a m
Common Broom 66
Cytisus scoparius
6964248468 e8122cba41 m
Ringneck Snake 67
Diadophis punctatus
3831591347 83514b90b6 m
California Giant Salamander 8
Dicamptodon ensatus
2472332627 6656662cc0 m
Pacific Bleeding Heart 68
Dicentra formosa
628527468 cbd69656cf m
Purple Foxglove 69
Digitalis purpurea
499981592 22410c8958 m
Pileated Woodpecker 70
Dryocopus pileatus
4435048721 8caf664d16 m
Coastal Woodfern 36
Dryopteris arguta
1425910047 16d2f0ffb8 m
Northern Alligator Lizard 71
Elgaria coerulea
175614908 376987e8d1 m
Southern Alligator Lizard 72
Elgaria multicarinata

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