All hikes at Bright Leaf are guided hikes.

The Friends of Bright Leaf volunteers are happy to provide guided hikes to the public.
Guided hikes are open to the public and are on the second Saturday and second Sunday
of each month.

Monthly hikes start at 9:00am. Please arrive on time.

Monthly hikes are usually 3+ miles long and last about 2 1/2 hours.
Wear sturdy shoes and bring your own water.
Sorry, but no dogs are allowed in the preserve and the rocky trail is not suitable for strollers.

Inform us ahead of time if you have a group or if you would like a shorter hike.
In either case, we can either arrange for another docent or set up a separate hike for you.
Email us at:


Jan. - Sat. 12 July - Sat. 13 Sun. 13 Sun. 14
Feb. - Sat. 9 Aug. - Sat. 10 Sun. 10 Sun. 11
Mar. - Sat. 9 Sept.- SUN. 08* Sun. 10 SAT. 14*
Apr. - Sat. 13 Oct. - Sat. 12 Sun. 14 Sun. 13
May - Sat. 11 Nov.- Sat. 9 Sun. 12 Sun. 10
June - Sat. 8 Dec. - SUN. 08* Sun. 9 SAT. 14*

Other important dates:
Spring and Fall are so beautiful, we've added extra hikes!
April: SPRING CELEBRATION HIKE - April 20, 2019 at 9:00am
October: FALL CELEBRATION HIKE - October 19, 2019 at 9:00am

Email for more information.

*In these months the second Sunday comes the weekend before the second Saturday.

Email in advance if:
You have a group of 10 or more.
You would like a shorter hike.
You would like to schedule a hike for another day or time.

Directions to the preserve:
The Bright Leaf parking lot is off 2222 between Mopac and 360.
From Mopac, go west on 2222 and go past the light at Mesa. The next street is Creek Mountain Road (before you get to Mt. Bonnell Rd.).
Take a left on to Creek Mountain Rd. and go straight until the road curves to the right. Follow the road and on the left will be a green gate to the parking lot.
From 360, go east on 2222, go past Mt. Bonnell Rd and turn right on Creek Mountain Rd.
Go straight on Creek Mountain until the road curves to the right. Follow the road and on the left will be a green gate to the parking lot.
GPS and other mapping may indicate other locations. Please note the directions on this website.

For more information or to arrange a guided hike for a group:

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