"There are two places in the East Bay to see rare and endangered pallid manzanita, also called Alameda manzanita: Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve, described elsewhere in this book, and here, a 277-acre preserve that was once part of a vast cattle ranch. This out-and-back route follows the Sobrante Ridge, Manzanita, and Manzanita Loop trails. The Sobrante Ridge Trail, part of the Bay Area Ridge Trail, runs along a horseshoe-shaped ridge, with views of Mt. Diablo, Mt. Tamalpais, and San Pablo Ridge. The best time to hike here is winter, after the first rains, when the manzanitas are in flower."