Hillside Festival 2021
Trekkers’ eighth Hillside Festival will be different this year, with a mix of live and pre-recorded online “hikes” plus self-guided events for families and friends to do without the crowds that have attended past, pre-pandemic festivals.
Here is the schedule of events for the Hillside Festival. Enjoy!
Haiku contest. Rules, prizes. And just what is a haiku, anyway?
Enjoy our Nature Scavenger Hunt, a photographic, family friendly family activity.
Discover hidden poems in our Hillside.
Are you interested in treasure-hunting during your walks in El Cerrito? Jenny Hammer and Tim Aaronson of El Cerrito Trail Trekkers have refreshed their Hidden Poetry geocaching hike series.
These hikes were sponsored by Trail Trekkers and the El Cerrito Arts and Culture Commission and were a local twist to the international sport of geocaching.
Use the GPS coordinates and the maps at Trekkers website (under the PLACES/HIDDEN POETRY GPS tab) to find the hidden containers, read the poems inside, and then sign and date the log sheets.
There are twenty-six caches with poems by, and short biographies of the poets all over our city. In Hike Series One, read poems of California poets laureate, starting with the first one, Ina Coolbrith (1915).
Afterward, if you’d like, post your comments at:
It’s time to pull broom!
Join the city of El Cerrito’s Green Teams and El Cerrito Trail Trekkers to remove noxious French broom, which chokes out native plants and fuels wildfires. The ground is soft so it is easy to pull plants out; we will also dump existing piles into a dumpster. We will supply tools, gloves and tarps. Bring water and wear sunscreen. No experience necessary!
The work party is Saturday, February 27, 2021 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Attendance limited. Wear a mask. Keep your distance. Enjoy! Meet at north end of Regency Court. Rsvp required: Davidsweinstein@yahoo.com.
A second broom party will take place Sunday, March 14, same time and place.
For a full list of past events for 2018 and 2019, go here.