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Upcoming Events at All Parks in May, 2019

Wildflower Hike

Where: Meet at paso Picacho day use parking When: 8 a.m. (4 hours) This hike is along the Azalea loop. The trail is 4 miles and moderate, with some elevation gain or loss. Wear proper footwea ...

Pony Tales

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho Day Use When: 6:00 p.m. (1 hour) Swing on down to Pony Tales! Sing a long with classic camp songs and discover some of the history behind them.

Walk - Panorama Overlook

Where: Meet at the Visitor Center When: 5:00 p.m. (2.5 hours) Meet Interpretive Guide Regina Reiter at the Visitor Center to walk across the desert and up the Panorama Overlook Trail for good v ...

Guided Hike

First Day Hike Get out and breathe the fresh air, enjoy the views, and experience Lake Perris’ wild side. Join a trail guide naturalist on New Year’s Day and select Saturdays for a gui ...

Redwood Grove Loop Walk

Redwood Grove Loop Walk Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 2pm Friday, May 3 at 11am and 2pm Friday, May 17 at 11am and 2pm Monday, May 27 at 11am and 2pm Friday, May 31 at 11am and 2pm How do these ...

Tidepool Tour

Tidepool Tour Sunday, May 12 at 11:30am Saturday May 25 at 10:30am Sunday May 26 at 11am Explore our spectacular tidepools on this 1.5-hour guided tour. Bring layered clothing and good walking sho ...

Guided Adobe Tour

Guided Adobe Tour Sunday, May 26 at 1pm Join us for a guided tour of the oldest building in Santa Cruz. Come learn about the many families who have called this 180-year-old mission adobe their ho ...

Big Basin Nature Club

Big Basin Nature Club Saturday, May 25 at 4:30pm Sunday, May 26 at 4:30pm Monday, May 27 at 10am This fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their whole families. Pretend, play, sing, and explore ...

Campfire Programs

Campfire Programs Saturday, May 25 at 7pm: All About Snakes Sunday, May 26 at 7pm: Animal Detectives Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and story. Serenade the glitt ...

Silver Strand SB – Nature Walk

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm During this 1-hour walking tour, we'll look for animals and plants in various habitats of the state beach. We'll use binoculars and hand lenses to aid in our discovery. This ...

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers Saturday, May 25 at 3pm Sunday, May 26 at 3pm Monday, May 27 at 11am Discover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore and play games as you learn about plants, animals and mor ...

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers Saturday, May 25 at 3pm Sunday, May 26 at 3pm Monday, May 27 at 11am Discover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore and play games as you learn about plants, animals and mor ...

Snakes Alive!

Snakes Alive! Monday, May 27 from noon to 3pm Why are snakes important to us? How do they see, smell, taste, and hear? What and how do they eat? What does a snake feel like? Come to the Semperviren ...

Big Basin Nature Club

Big Basin Nature Club Saturday, May 25 at 4:30pm Sunday, May 26 at 4:30pm Monday, May 27 at 10am This fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their whole families. Pretend, play, sing, and explore ...

Mission Strategy Game

Mission Strategy Game Monday, May 27 from 11am to 12:30pm Gather round the table and play a board game set in the 18th century. Spend Spanish real coins and roll the sheep’s knucklebone to de ...

Redwood Grove Loop Walk

Redwood Grove Loop Walk Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 2pm Friday, May 3 at 11am and 2pm Friday, May 17 at 11am and 2pm Monday, May 27 at 11am and 2pm Friday, May 31 at 11am and 2pm How do these ...

Memorial Day Tide Pool Discovery Walk

Celebrate Memorial Day with a Tide Pool Discovery Walk Asilomar State Beach! WHEN: Monday, May 27th, 2019 at 1:00 PM. FAMILY FRIENDLY - No RSVP needed. WHERE: Meet CA State Parks S ...

Talk/Walk - Beaks and Feet

Where: Visitor Center When: 7:00 a.m. (1.5 hours) If you've always wanted to learn about birds but thought it's too complicated and only for birding experts, you'll enjoy this simple way of ap ...

Exploring Big Basin

Exploring Big Basin Tuesdays at 9am Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, geology, history and more on these fun, varied hikes with docent Diane Shaw. Hikes are 5-8 miles and last up to 5 hou ...

Presentation: Mountain Lions

Where: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center When: 5:30 p.m. (30 minutes) The Mountain Lion is Palomar's apex predator. Join us for an interpretive discussion about the life history of mount ...

Redwood Grove Loop Walk

Redwood Grove Loop Walk Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 2pm Friday, May 3 at 11am and 2pm Friday, May 17 at 11am and 2pm Monday, May 27 at 11am and 2pm Friday, May 31 at 11am and 2pm How do these ...

Bird Walk

Bird Walk Friday, May 17 at 10:30am Friday, May 24 at 10:30am Friday, May 31 at 10:30am Join a park docent and Santa Cruz Bird Club member for a 1-mile, 1.5 hour walk through good bird viewing area ...