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New on the Natural Land

Filoli’s mission is to connect our rich history with a vibrant future through beauty, nature, and shared stories. We deepen our commitment to land stewardship, access, and a more diverse narrative with the opening of a new trail and interpretative center on June 8. Active members will have a first chance to walk the trail and experience the Lamchin Interpretative Center on June 7; Access to the trail and center is included with member admission.

Lamchin Interpretive Center

Filoli StrokeLine

Originally a foaling barn for the Roths, the Sally MacBride Nature Center opened in 1988. Named after the founder of Filoli’s nature education program, the center housed nature education exhibits shared with youth on field trips and visitors on guided tours. In 2017, it opened to all visitors when the self-guided nature trail opened. 


This summer, the building reopens as the Lamchin Interpretive Center, continuing the educational mission with a focus on the story of the Lamchin tribe of the Ramaytush Ohlone peoples, the original inhabitants of this land. The new Interpretive Center is unique in that the exhibition is co-curated with the Ramaytush Ohlone leaders and tells a story of Indigenous people through time.

Spring Creek Loop

Filoli StrokeLine

The new Spring Creek trail loop will officially open to the public in June! Follow the story of water as you hike along a scenic creek bed and historic flume, a water infrastructure built over 100 years ago by William Bourn, the industrialist who constructed Filoli.


Walk uphill on winding paths through towering redwoods, fern-covered understory, and ever-changing flora and fauna, from mushrooms and newts in winter to wildflowers and songbirds in summer.