Park Events

 

On Wednesday January 1, 2020, California State Parks invites you to start the New Year outside as part of the tenth annual First Day Hikes initiative across America. First Day Hikes is a nation-wide promotion of healthy lifestyles and year round outdoor recreation through free guided hikes. This park will offer a First Day Hike! Click here for details and to view all hikes offered in the greater Santa Cruz area. 

 

 

 

 

January

Burleigh H. Murray Ranch Park Property
Wednesday, January 1 at 10am
Take a journey back in time on this 2.5-mile stroll along Mills Creek Trail to discover the lives of early pioneers and farming families who first settled here in the 19th century. Bring water and good walking shoes and dress for the weather. Meet at the Burleigh Murray parking lot located on Higgins-Purisima Road 1.5 miles east of Highway 1 near Half Moon Bay. For more information, call (650) 726-8814. Event free. Event made possible by Coastside State Parks Association and California State Parks.

Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve
Wednesday, January 1 at 10am
Enjoy an easy 2-mile hike along the California coast into the Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve and visit popular spots for good bird watching. Bring water and good walking shoes and dress for the weather. Meet at the Pescadero State Beach central parking lot on Highway 1, approximately 0.25 miles north of Pescadero Creek Road. Free event. For more information, call (650) 726-8814. Event made possible by Coastside State Parks Association and California State Parks.

McNee Ranch at Montara State Beach
Wednesday, January 1 at 10am
Join us for an easy 2-mile hike along the scenic Gray Whale Cove Trail. Discover ocean views, coastal plants, wildlife, and historic sites like a World War II bunker and evidence of the long-gone Ocean Shore Railroad. Bring water and good walking shoes and dress for the weather. Meet at Gray Whale Cove State Beach parking lot on Highway 1 just south of the Devil’s Slide. Free event. For more information, call (650) 726-8814. Event made possible by Coastside State Parks Association and California State Parks.