El Cerrito Hillside Festival - 510 Families
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El Cerrito Hillside Festival

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The El Cerrito Trail Trekkers are proud to host the tenth annual El Cerrito Hillside Festival on May 4-5 in El Cerrito’s 100-acre gem, the Hillside Natural Area. There’s something for everyone at the festival, including guided, informative hikes about the geology, trees, edible and medicinal plants, birds, lichen, and El Cerrito history. Family-friendly events include a nature scavenger hunt, crafting from nature, art in the trees, and the ever-popular insect hike. People of all ages can learn how to use apps to identify flora and fauna or enter a haiku contest and hear the winners recite their poetry on a haiku hike. See the full schedule at www.ectrailtrekkers.org.

Hikes range from strenuous to easy. Events last the entire day, however families may enjoy:

  • 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Family-friendly Rockhound Gathering. Learn about the geology of the East Bay Hills
  • Anytime between 1 and 3 p.m. Nature Scavenger Hunt. Learn about plants, birds, animals, rocks, and creeks. Parents help their children in this fun drop-in event
  • 2 to 5 p.m. Crafting From Nature. Come make recycled paper, integrating dried plants found in the Hillside Natural Area.

All events are free. Starting locations may vary. See map for full details.



Sat May 4, 2024    
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

More Info

Contact: David Weinstein [email protected]


Hillside Natural Area
7501 Schmidt Ln, El Cerrito, CA

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Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the activity organizer or venue as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

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