• Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self for an introduction to the Modini Mayacamas Preserves. We'll visit several trailheads for an overview of the Preserves and our rules. When you complete and sign the paperwork, you'll be given a trail guide and permit for independent exploration and hiking. Afterwards, you can join Dave for a 2-3 mile nature walk or head off on your own. If hiking after the orientation, bring a lunch & water and dress for the weather.

Register through the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page

Meet at the junction of Pine Flat Road and Red Winery Road, 4020 Pine Flat RdGeyservilleCA. Look for the white egret truck.

Check our Meetup Page the night before in case details or date change due to weather.

General Info Hikes are hosted by Audubon Canyon Ranch staff. Suggested donation $15-25/person. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!

Questions? Email ACR Resource Ecologist David Self or call 707.431.8184 or visit the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Meetup page.

Steep, Wild Country, No Facilities, No Pets Please dress for the weather and bring at least one quart of drinking water. You may also wish to bring a hat, an extra layer, and a snack. There are no toilets, no water fountains, no restaurants, no trash collection...this is a primitive and wild place! Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the outing. For hikes you will want shoes that protect your toes and give you good traction on uneven ground, such as sneakers or hiking boots. Please leave your pets at home.

The Modini Mayacamas Preserves This private nature sanctuary, owned and managed by Audubon Canyon Ranch, has a range of different public access opportunities. Pine Flat Road, a public county road with pullouts, meanders through the preserve, allowing visitors to enjoy the views and birdwatching from roadside pullouts anytime without appointment. Please drive very cautiously, this is a one lane winding road with very limited sight lines. The sanctuary also hosts public guided hikes, which are posted on this website's calendar. For independent hiking, attend an orientation sessions, which are also posted here.