Land Trust Public Access

Archer Taylor Preserve and Dunn-Wildlake Preserve access update 

November 23, 2020 


Archer Taylor Preserve   

Now open to limited access for those who have completed an orientation session. 


Dunn-Wildlake Preserve –  

Still closed to all public access due to post-fire recovery efforts.



Coronavirus precautions cancel LTNC hikes, workdays and orientations through end of 2020

June 26, 2020 – UPDATE

After careful consideration of the safety of our volunteer hike leaders, staff and the public and in consideration of the social distancing regulations, we have cancelled all our hikes, workdays and preserve orientations for the remainder of 2020.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you at future events. In the meantime, visit our Public Parks & Trails page. We hope you get outside and safely enjoy nature as often as you can, in areas where a 6 ft or more social distance can be maintained.

We miss seeing you out on the trails and can’t wait to see you again just as soon as it is safely possible.



Dunn-Wildlake and Archer Taylor are two of the Land Trust’s permanent preserves that offer public access via orientation meetings for each preserve.

Dunn-Wildlake Preserve

Public Access on Dunn-Wildlake Preserve

The Land Trust has been hosting public access orientation sessions for our Dunn-Wildlake and Duff Preserves since June 2013. Portions of Wildlake-Duff are now accessible to hiking and biking for individuals who have completed an orientation.

Participants are provided with information on visitor use, the LTNC preserve network, preserve natural history and ecology and ways to get involved with land stewardship efforts. Please note that participants will also be asked to sign a liability waiver and use agreement.

For more information on the preserve itself, visit the Dunn-Wildlake Preserve page.

Dunn-Wildlake Orientation Sessions –

Spring/Summer 2020

March 29

April 29

May 30

June 17

July 19

Guided hikes and workdays are also available for sign-up.


Guided Hikes and Volunteer Work Days –

Spring/Summer 2020

Mar. 15 – Hoffnagle Loop at Wildlake

Mar. 29 – Palisades

April 25 – Wildlife Tracking at Wildlake – Members Only

April 26 – Turk’s Head

May 30 – Wildlake Workday

July 4 – July 4th Moonwalk on Wildlake

July 19 – Wildlake Workday


Archer Taylor Preserve

Public Access on Archer Taylor Preserve

Archer Taylor Preserve is open again after lengthy restoration efforts restricted recreational access due to the 2017 wildfires. Once you have completed an orientation session, you must contact the ATP caretakers at least 48 hours in advance to request permission to visit the preserve on your own for noncommercial recreational use only.

ATP caretakers Jaye Cook and Elizabeth Stevens can be reached via phone at 707-254-0996 or email at ATPHiker[at] Those individuals who seek access for commercial use or have not completed an orientation session previously will not be granted permission.

For more information on the preserve itself, visit the Archer-Taylor Preserve page.

Archer Taylor Orientation Sessions –

Spring/Summer 2020

March 14

April 18

Guided hikes and workdays are also available for sign-up.


Guided Hikes and Volunteer Work Days –

Spring/Summer 2020

Mar. 7 – Maggie’s Peak

Mar. 20 – ATP Trails Workday

April 11 – Devil’s Well

May 9 – ATP Maggie’s Peak and Devil’s Well



All preserves are closed to visitors during red flag warning and fire weather watch days as issued through the National Weather Service. Be sure to check the latest weather report prior to your visit.

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