Land Trust Public Access

Coronavirus precautions cancel LTNC hikes, workdays and orientations

April 17, 2020 – UPDATE

In these troubling times, know that we are taking all recommended precautions to keep our staff and community safe from COVID-19 while continuing our work, which is now more important than ever.

Our staff is working from home and accessible via email and we have cancelled all our hikes, workdays and preserve orientations until further notice. Please pay close attention to local guidance before heading outside as mandates may change.

We have a shared responsibility to #flattenthecurve of COVID-19. Maintain a social distance of 6 ft or more and stay home if you are sick. Help us keep our public spaces open and available through responsible use during the mandated shelter in place order and we look forward to seeing you all again for a hike just as soon as possible.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you at future events. In the meantime, feel free to visit our Public Parks & Trails page for places to visit that don’t require reservations in advance.


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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