8am - Sunset
The Wilder Ranch Interpretive Center will be closed from
Monday, December 19 through Wednesday, December 28.
Do you enjoy nature and being outdoors? Do you feel a strong sense of giving to the community, promoting conservation and stewardship, and sharing knowledge with others? Then join the volunteer group at Wilder Ranch State Park. Volunteers are trained to interpret the natural and cultural history of the Park and in general contribute to the inspiration, education and enjoyment of Park visitors. Volunteers will receive the opportunity to learn about local history, participate in historic costuming, ranch tours, animal tours, nature walks, living history demonstration, special events, and more.
Training begins Saturday, January 28 and runs for 7 weeks
Applications due Friday, January 20
To obtain an application or for more information please:
Call: (831) 426-0505
Step back in time to the late 1800's and visit an early dairy ranch. You can explore California's early ranching history by visiting an 1897 Victorian home, or experience a 1896 water-powered machine shop. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the front lawn, and visit the farm animals. With more than 35 miles of trail, you can adventure into the Santa Cruz Mountains or walk along the coastal bluffs.
- Due to fire hazard, fires and smoking are not permitted on any trail.
- All natural and cultural park features are protected by law. Do not remove or harm plants, animals or other features of the park.
- Bicycles—please obey 15 mph speed limit; stop when approaching a horseback rider; walk bicycles through ranch complex and be respectful of hikers.
- Wilder Ranch does not allow dogs in the park.
- There’s no camping in the park, except for six first-come, first-served site for visitors with horses. For access to the horse camp, call 831-423-9703.