Directions by car to the major Friends of Sausal Creek restoration
Joaquin Miller Park Native Plant Nursery
The nursery is located in Joaquin Miller Park on Sanborn Drive. Take the Joaquin Miller Drive exit off of Highway 13 and head uphill. Turn left onto Sanborn Drive (there are lots of signs, including one in the median that says "Native Plant Nursery"). To reach the nursery, park near the Community Center and Ranger Station (address 3594 Sanborn Drive), and walk past the yellow gate across Sanborn Drive. At the fork in the road, bear to your left. The nursery is on your left, about 1/4 mile from the yellow gate. See map.
From 580, take the Park Boulevard exit, and turn north, towards the hills. Go 1 mile (through the Glenview District) and turn right on El Centro. (1 block past the Union 76 station.)
From Highway 13, take the Park Boulevard exit, and turn south, towards the Bay. Go 1 mile, turn left on El Centro. (1 block before the Union 76 station.)
Driving east on El Centro, you will cross over the creek, with the Dimond Canyon Park trailhead on your left. Immediately on your right is the entrance to the Dimond Recreation Center, 3860 Hanly Rd. Park in the parking lot and walk down the steps that lead to the basketball courts. The building between the basketball courts and the restrooms is the Scout Hut, which is the meeting location for Dimond Park workdays.
Dimond Canyon Park
Bridgeview Trailhead: From Park Boulevard, take Leimert Boulevard, southeastward, across the bridge. At the first stop sign, bear left, staying on Leimert. Go one block, turn left onto Bridgeview. It dead-ends at the trailhead. You can walk to the Monterey trailhead from here, or down the Dunn Switchbacks to the creek. See map.
Monterey Redwoods Worksite: From Park Boulevard, just below Highway 13, turn southeastward onto Monterey (it's a frontage road, here). Stay to the right. After 1500', just past the Montclair Golf Course, look for a trash can and trailhead sign. The trail here leads down into the redwoods--the small stone bridge may not be passable immediately after big rains. Our redwood understory restoration site is a narrow band along the switchbacks that lead up to the Bridgeview Trail (1,000 feet beyond this trailhead is a pedestrian tunnel that leads under Highway 13 and into Joaquin Miller Park). See map.
From Dimond Recreation Center parking lot:
Turn right onto Hanly.
At the stop sign, go right onto Waterhouse.
Go slightly right onto Lyman.
At the bottom of the hill, continue straight ahead onto Fruitvale.
Follow Fruitvale south to E. 27th Street (about 1 mile).
Turn right onto E. 27th St. Go one block.
Turn right at Barry Place and park.
Maps (.pdf format)