Madrones in the San Francisco Bay Area

Discussion in 'Nature' started by hearst, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. When I went to San Juan Island I made some interesting closeups of
    madrone bark. I'd like to do some more. I live in the San
    Francisco Bay Area (East Bay) and can find a few madrones within
    walking distance of my house, but the bark, while pretty at a
    distance, is not anywhere near as interesting close up as those on
    San Juan.

    Please tell me of any good sites that you have found.
  2. Try Bear Creek Road behind Orinda. Once you climb the hill and are running along the top ridge, look along the side of road on the resevoir side. Otherwise, best I've seen is at the Bonny Doon Preserve. HTH.

    Gary Crabbe
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  3. It has been a few years since I have been there, but the largest madrone I have ever seen is a part of this hike:

    The texture on this tree was both varied and incredible. Again it has been awhile, so I can't guarantee results.

    Ken Thompson
  4. Pacifica, Pedro Valley Co Park, Brooks Falls Trail

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