Hike 2: Ukrainia Trail

Hike 2
5.5 miles
Ukrainia Trail

Before Christmas dinner and while my boys napped, I joined my dad, Patrick and Melissa for a hike to the Ukrainia Historical Marker in Garin Park (Hayward, CA). From Mom and Dad’s house, it’s about 5 miles roundtrip with about half of the hike on pavement until you get to the gate that marks the entrance to Garin Park. From there we hiked past two cattle gates, the caretaker’s house, and up to a bench that is next to a historical marker. This area was the homestead of a Ukrainian refugee named Agapius Honcharenko. He was an exiled Orthodox priest who settled in the Hayward Hills in the 1870s. He and his wife are buried near a large tree that has a fence around it marking the site. There’s also a bench there that offers a stunning view of the bay on a clear day.

About wobetxela

Artist, mom, traveler, hiker, babywearer (for as long as they'll let me) and hobbyist photographer.
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