This stroll is great for an after-work escape; a nice, easy hike close to the 280 freeway.
Migratory birds and California slender salamanders
Originally the site of the historic Thornewood estate, this area was as the summer home of Julian Thorne and his wife Edna. The estate, including 87 acres of land and the Thornewood House itself, was willed to the Sierra Club Foundation and later given to the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. The house and surrounding 10 acres are currently closed to the public and under restoration; however, the remaining 77 acres of the estate are open to the public year round.