Geology Tour of San Marcos Foothills

**Events may have been canceled or postponed. Please contact the venue to confirm the event.

Date & Time

Sat, Apr 10 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Sat, Apr 17 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Address (map)

Entrance on Via Gaitero at the gate/kiosk at the top of the parking area

Join Foothills Forever and Channel Islands Restoration (CIR) for Tours at the San Marcos Foothills.

Enjoy expansive views while learning about geology or taking an informal walking tour of this beautiful property.

Channel Islands Restoration (CIR) will also have an Earth Day table on site at the foothills entrance with native and invasive animal and plant specimens (and hand sanitizer for those who want to handle them). CIR will talk about our habitat restoration efforts on the Channel Islands and mainland (including the San Marcos Foothills County Preserve) and why restoration is important. We’ll also have information about pollinators and native plants, the interdependence of native plants and animals, and how you can help. For more information, visit and

Entrance on Via Gaitero at the gate/kiosk at the top of the parking area.

    • April 10 and 17 (Saturdays):
      • 9:30am-2:15pm – CIR Earth Day Table
      • 10:00-11:30am – Geology Tour with Susie Bartz
      • 1:00-2:00pm – Informal “Walk & Talk” with Julia Laraway
    • April 11 and 18 (Sundays):
      • 9:30am-2:15pm – CIR Earth Day Table
      • 10:00am-12:00pm – Tour with Scott Orlofsky
      • 1:00-2:00pm – Informal “Walk & Talk” with Dani Lynch


Participants will be asked to sign a waiver at the site.
Please plan to arrive at the tour site 15 min early to check-in and complete waivers.
Bring jacket and water, and wear sturdy shoes.
There are no restrooms available.
Masks are required to attend.




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