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December Activities

Please click here for a downloadable list of programmed events in area California State Parks.

Gray Whale Cove Trail Guided Walk

Saturday, December 12 at 10 am

Join Montara Docents for a 1.5 hour, 2 mile hike along the scenic Gray Whale Cove Trail along the edge of the California coast. View how the Ocean Shore Railroad has etched into the landscape and the remnant bunkers left over from the World War II era. The Gray Whale cove Trail is located at McNee Ranch which is part of Montara State Beach. Meet at the Gray Whale Cove State Beach parking lot on Highway 1 just south of Devil’s Slide. For more information, please call (650) 726-8819.


Pescadero March Preserve Guided Walk

Sunday, December 6 at 10 am

Sunday, December 20 at 1 pm

Join State Parks Docents for a 1 mile, 2 hour guided walk along the Sequoia Audubon Trail through this important stop along the Pacific Flyway. Explore the remnant levees from past farming and discover the byways of the Pescadero and Butano creeks in this restored marsh. Dress in layers, wear waking shoes, and bring binoculars and water. Rain cancels. Meet at the Central Pescadero State Beach parking lot, approximately 0.25 miles north of the junction with Pescadero Road. For more information, please call (650) 726-8819.


Burleigh H. Murray Ranch Guided Walk

Sunday, December 27 at 1 pm

Take a journey back in time to experience how early pioneers and farming families survived here in the 19th Century. This stroll travels along the Mills Creek for a 2 hour, 2 mile long trip. Meet at the Burleigh H. Murray Ranch parking lot, which is located on Higgins Purrissima Road off of Highway 1 in Half Moon Bay. For more information, please call (650) 726-8819.


Events made possible by Coastside State Parks Association, California State Parks Docents, and California State Parks.