Cub Scout Pack 1776

Nov 12: Sycamore Grove Hike

Pack 1776

NOTE: Please keep an eye out for the weather and any announcements.

Date/Time: Sunday, November 12, 2023, at 9am start time

Location: Sycamore Grove Regional Park /


Meeting Point: Wetmore Road entrance parking lot — 1051 Wetmore Rd, Livermore, CA 94550 /,-121.782059&z=20

Daily parking fee: $5

Distance / elevation / duration: 4.9-mile loop / 85 ft (gentle, less than 5%) / 1 hour 28 mins average — per

Difficulty: Easy / Recommended for Tigers through Webelos, with close parental supervision for younger scouts and siblings

Hike info + trail map:

Awards: Trail Trekkers program

Attire: Class B t-shirt and comfortable pants, layers, hiking boots/shoes Bring: Sunscreen, cap/wide brimmed hat, plenty of water and snacks, optional hiking poles, camera

Hiking Chair: Mr. Murali (408-250-0542)

Sycamore Grove Regional Park in Livermore, CA provides the ideal place to relax and enjoy nature. With 364 acres of parkland, Sycamore Grove is a great place to hike or bike along Arroyo Del Valle, or have a picnic. Sycamore Grove Park is an open space, preserved for nature study and passive recreation. The park is open year round.

Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.

Hike: This is a mostly paved loop with a small elevation gain. There are benches with great views along the way. Every inch of this park is alive with life - in the air, in the grass, and even in puddles. Begin your search for signs of wildlife at the Wetmore Road entrance. Follow the paved path until you come to the first sign designating the Nature Area. Turn left onto the broad trail that crosses the usually dry Arroyo. Follow this nature trail through the sycamore grove until you reach the park boundary. While you are here, be sure to pause often and listen for the sounds of reptiles and rodents in the grass. If you are lucky and very patient you might even see an animal. Wandering among the park's sycamores, you may be fortunate enough to see a fox, a bobcat, or perhaps a Red-tailed Hawk soaring overhead. Magpies and Bushtits chatter as you stroll along quiet trails. A quiet hiker can sometimes find deer, rabbits and hares, ground squirrels, mice, lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs, and a variety of birds and insects in the park. Near the wet areas be sure to look for great blue herons. Remember to look up. Cross the bridge and return to the park entrance via the paved path. Insects are very visible as they cross the road. Be sure to take your time and appreciate beetles, grasshoppers and ants up close. Remember: no collecting.

Directions: I-680 S, then I-580 E, and exit 51 to CA-84. Continue on CA-84 for 3.3 miles. Turn left onto E Vineyard Ave (1 mile), left onto Vallecitos Rd (0.3 mi), right onto Wetmore Rd. Destination will be on the right.

For all in-person pack or den events and activities, please follow the SRVUSD COVID guidelines. If you are sick or are experiencing symptoms, please stay home and stay safe.

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