Stags Leap District

Native American tales of a magnificent, mystical buck are just a taste of the story. Legends of the elusive stag that began with the native Wappo have evolved for centuries, and local lore contends that the buck can still be seen leaping between rocky crags and across the valley’s sky. It’s all part of the feel of this windswept and wild place—still home to peregrine falcons, coyote, deer, turkey, and rattlesnakes.