Valley Vista Hike

The Valley Vista Trail to Rumsey Knob which provides wonderful views of the Capay Valley, Berryessa Peak, and the Sutter Buttes (on a clear day). The trail climbs approximately 1700 feet in 2 miles on the way to Rumsey Knob. Participants will hike through oak grasslands as well as chaparral, providing great opportunities to compare the different ecosystems.

This hike will be led by Dr. Geoff Benn. Dr. Benn earned a B.S. in crop sciences from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. in Plant Biology from UC Davis, where his research focused on understanding the mechanisms of how plants initiate rapid responses to damage. Geoff has taught courses in introductory biology at American River College and currently works at UC Davis as the coordinator for an introductory course on the diversity of life.

Please bring water, snacks and lunch and dress for the weather. Hiking boots or sturdy shoes are recommended due the terrain.

Difficulty: Moderate

Length: ~5 Miles round trip

Terrain/Exposure: Steep hills, mostly exposed, oak grasslands and chaparral

More information about Valley Vista Trail:

Questions? Contact Nate Lillge at

Note: All participants agree to abide by the terms and conditions of Tuleyome’s waiver of liability which can be see and downloaded HERE. All participants also understand that photographs will be taken at the event. If you do not wish to be photographed, you must tell the photographer and avoid the camera’s line of sight.

A $5 donation to Tuleyome is requested but is not required to participate in this event.

Starts 9:00 AM
Location Valley Vista Regional Park (1460 CA-16, Rumsey, CA)
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