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photos: adam weidenbach (L-fernandez ranch; R-franklin canyon)

Please Join Us!

John Muir Land Trust invites you to attend an official property dedication and public opening of our newly expanded, 1,185-acre Fernandez Ranch. The property formerly known as Franklin Canyon is merging into adjacent Fernandez Ranch.

Explore miles of new multi-use trails and enjoy breathtaking views of the Bay from gorgeous oak-studded hilltops. This remarkably intact natural habitat is home to the endangered Alameda whipsnake, Cooper’s hawk, northern harrier, California red-legged frog and western pond turtle. Kids will be delighted by a variety of bugs, birds, beetles and animal tracks.

Docent-led tours and hikes
Free and fun for all

Saturday, June 3, 2017
10:00am - 2:00pm

Dedication Program 10:30am
Main Hike Starts 11:30am
Frequent Short Tours between 11:30am – 2:00pm

Fernandez Ranch
1081 Christie Road, Martinez, CA


Heading east on Highway 4 take the first exit after Franklin Canyon Golf Course onto Christie Road. Use caution as Christie Road is a minor exit. Fernandez Ranch is .7 miles down Christie Road on your right. Plenty of parking.