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Upcoming Events at All Parks in December, 2014

Torrey Pines Trackers

Torrey Pines Trackers - Monday, December 22nd Learn about the local mammals of Southern California and their adaptations to survive. Discover how to spot animal tracks on our trails and create rep ...

Torrey Pines Whale Watchers

Torrey Pines Whale Watchers - Tuesday, December 23rd Learn about the gentle giants and their amazing migration trek down the coast of California! Join us in spotting whales off the Guy Fleming Tra ...

Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Come out to Red Rock Canyon State Park on a chilly winter morning to participate in the Audubon Society’s 114th Christmas Bird Count! The annual count is the longest running Citizen Science survey ...

Coffee Talk and Crafts

Saturday, December 27 from 9:30-12:30 Come to the Sempervirens Room next to Park Headquarters for free coffee or hot chocolate! This is a great way to start your day in Big Basin. A Big Basin Docent w ...

Hike to Buzzard’s Roost

Saturday, December 27 at 10 am Develop your hiking muscles with this challenging 5-mile, 4-hour round trip to Buzzard’s Roost. We’ll gain 1,200 feet in elevation as we hike to a dramatic rock formatio ...

Tijuana Estuary - Nature Walk

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday 1:00am to 12:00pm. The Tijuana Estuary protects a variety of plant communities and wildlife. Come and discover the richness that unfolds around the Visitor Center, be it u ...

Guided Tours of the Monarch Grove

Tours of the Monarch Grove -- October through January Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 & 2:00 Join a Docent Naturalist for a tour of the state designated monarch butterfly preserve at Natural Bri ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Kids age 7 to 12 are invited to these outdoor activities which include walks, presentations, games, investigations, art, and more! Kids can earn the Junior Ranger badge and o ...

Redwood Loop Walk

How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. ...

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks

Saturdays, December 6, 20, and 27, at 11am On these two-hour natural history excursions you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the spectacular coastal bluffs. Meet at the Wilder Ranch I ...

Old-Growth Redwood Walks

Every Saturday in December at 1 p.m. Meet at the Visitor Center via the Park’s main entrance off Hwy 9 in Felton. Experience a guided forest adventure on a docent-led walk through the magnificent old- ...

Redwood Loop Walk

How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. ...

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. T ...

Guided Tours of the Monarch Grove

Tours of the Monarch Grove -- October through January Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 & 2:00 Join a Docent Naturalist for a tour of the state designated monarch butterfly preserve at Natural Bri ...

Salton Sea SRA - Kayak the Sea

Friends of the Salton Sea SRA and California State Parks announce another great season on the water. Our programs are designed for entry level kayakers. Prior experience is not necessary. Most p ...

Discover Big Basin Redwoods!

Sunday, December 28 at 11 am Explore some of the park’s less travelled backcountry with docent naturalist Barry Grimm. This hike will be individually tailored to your group–so distance can vary from 2 ...

Torrey Pines Beach Buddies

Torrey Pines Beach Buddies - Monday, December 30th This time of the year brings some of the lowest tides -perfect for looking at wildlife at the beach! Join us for a hike to Flat Rock and discov ...

Torrey Pines Adventurers

Torrey Pines Adventurers–Tuesday, December 31st Enjoy the beautiful sights at Torrey Pines! We will spend time discovering plants and wildlife along the trail to the viewpoints. The hike will be ...