Park Events

Basic Event Information

  • All events and activities are free.
  • Parking is $10 in the day use area and the campground.
  • For more information, please call (831) 335-7077
  • Events made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation & California State Parks.
  • For a self-guided audio tour of the redwood loop trail, please click here.

December

Old-Growth Redwood Tour
Saturdays at noon
Ready to feel in-tree-gued by these wonderful Coast Redwoods? We are taking folks on a guided walk through the Redwood Grove to discuss these trees and the redwood forest. On this 1-mile stroll, we will be talking about life histories, adaptations, ecology, etc. and sharing a wonderful experience among these giants. Meet in front of the Visitor Center. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 335-7077. Events made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks. 

Birding for Beginners
Saturday, December 3 at 9 am
You'll absolutely want to join our birding program beakause we will surely observe some wonderful species, learn all about life histories, behaviors, field markings, etc. On this 1 - 1.5 mile walk, we will practice making specific observations about characteristics that will certainly help us quack the case for many bird identifications! Meet in the parking lot of the campground. Can't wait to see you there! Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. Hard rain cancels. For more information, call (831) 335-7077. Events made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.

Santa Cruz Sandhills Tour
Saturday, December 10 at 10 am
Okay shore, you're used to seeing sand down on the beaches, but on this 1.5 mile hike through the Santa Cruz Sandhills, we'll be tromping through sand on the mountain tops! Join us to explore this beautiful landscape and learn about the rare and unique organisms that call it home. Let's plan to meet in the parking lot of the campground, located off Graham Hill Road. Can't wait to see you there! Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 335-7077. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.

Basket Weaving Workshop
Saturday, December 17 from 10 am to noon
You'll love learning how to make a basket from local ponderosa pine needles during this family-friendly workshop. Children 10 and older may attend if accompanied by an adult. No experience necessary. The class capacity is 15; please visit this page to reserve your seat! If you RSVP, but realize you will no longer be attending, please visit this link once again to remove yourself from the signup and create additional vacancies for others. Meet at the Visitor Center. For more information, please call the Henry Cowell Redwoods Visitor Center at (831)335-7077. Events made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.

 

 

Self-Guided Family Activities

For self-guided family activities, download an Adventure Guide, pick it up at the visitor center, or email interp@parks.ca.gov to order a copy.

Redwood EdVentures are fun for the entire family. Take a self-guided treasure hunt in many North Coast redwood state parks, including Humboldt Redwoods. Find the final clue and win a cool patch!

Before heading to the park, explore the Redwoods Learning Center created by Save the Redwoods League. It offers fun, redwood-themed activities, classroom tools, and ways to get involved in redwood protection. Redwoods bingo, anyone?