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Upcoming Events at All Parks in March, 2017

Hike - Hornblende Canyon Hike

Where: Meet in the upper parking lot of the Visitor Center to carpool. When: 8:00 a.m. (5.5 hours) Join Volunteer Naturalist Ann Keenan for a moderate 5-mile round trip hike up Hornblende Canyo ...

Walk - Bird Walk

Where: Meet in the Visitor Center Parking Lot When: 8:00 a.m. (1.5 hours) Join Volunteer Naturalist Ann Keenan for a walk around the Visitor Center vicinity looking for the common birds of our ...

Tour of the Grey Whale Ranch Area

Saturday, March 4 at 11 am Saturday, March 25 at 9 am On this challenging 6-7.5 mile hike we will explore the natural and cultural history of the upper hills of Wilder Ranch State Park. Meet at ...

Nature Walk

Every 2nd & 4th Saturday 11:00am - 12:00pm Come and discover the richness that unfolds around the Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center, be it upland plant adaptations or the significance of our ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

3:30pm-4:30pm Kids can earn the California State Parks Junior Ranger badge! Kids age 7 to 12 are invited to these outdoor activities, which may include walks, presentations, games, investigations ...

Redwood Grove Loop Walk

Saturdays and Sundays at 11 am and 2 pm 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 throug ...

Snakes Alive at Big Basin

Saturday, March 25 from noon to 3 pm Why are snakes important to us? How do they see, smell, taste, hear? What and how do they eat? What does a snake feel like? Come to the Sempervirens Room at Par ...

Family Discovery Walk

Saturday, March 25 at 1 pm Join Docent Norm Beeson for a fun-filled family walk and investigate the mysteries and wonders of Big Basin’s redwood forest! We’ll discover what surprises th ...

Crystal Cove - Ancient Volcanoes Hike

Join a park volunteer on an Ancient Volcanoes Hike in the backcountry of Crystal Cove State Park & explore several of the parks volcanic features on Saturday, March 25 from 1-3pm . Learn abou ...

Creeping Forest Ramble

Sunday, March 26 at 1 pm Explore the natural history of this less-visited trail with Docent Hal Anjo on a 3-hour, 3.5-mile hike up and down the “creeping” terrain, along creeks, throug ...

Redwood Grove Loop Walk

Saturdays and Sundays at 11 am and 2 pm 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 throug ...

Silver Strand SB – Nature Walk

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 even ...

Citrus Harvest Tasting

10:00 a.m. Meet at the Visitor Center to sample over 20 wonderful varieties of citrus at this delicious gathering that starts at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. (or until supplies last)

Guided Adobe Tour

Sunday, March 12 at 1 pm Sunday, March 26 at 1 pm Join us at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for a guided tour of the oldest building in Santa Cruz. Discover the many families who have ...

Guided Bird Walk

Sunday, March 26 at 8 am Meet in the campground for an approximately 1 mile stroll to discover the wintering birds of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The campground is located off Graham Hill Road in Sco ...

Roving Ranger

Where: Little Surprise Canyon When: 9:00 a.m. (1 hour) Join Ranger Carina who will be roving in Little Surprise Canyon. Meet at the Hellhole Canyon parking lot.

Hike - Big Spring Ramble

Where: Meet at the pullout at mile 11.3 on highway S-22. When: 9:00 a.m. (2.5 hours) Join Volunteer Naturalist Ted Caragozian to discover an oasis in the transition zone and see what's blooming ...

Exploring Big Basin

Tuesdays at 9 am Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, history and more on these fun, varied hikes with Docents Paul and Eva Fewel and Diane Shaw. Hikes are 5-8 miles and last up to 5 hours. ...

Hike - Culp Valley Walkabout

Where: Meet at the entrance to Culp Valley Campground. When: 9:00 a.m. (3 hours) Join Volunteer Naturalist Ted Caragozian for a walkabout in the transition habitat of Culp Valley and experience ...

Hike - Eagle Rock

Where: Meet at the Visitor Center Parking Lot. When: 8:00 a.m. (6 hours) Join Volunteer Naturalists Paul Larson and Mary Ekelund for a hike through an oak forest into a beautiful meadow along t ...

Walk - Notice and Wonder

Where: Visitor Center When: 10:00 a.m. (1.5 hours) Join Park Interpretive Specialists Regina Reiter and Aleese Golding to explore Nature journaling. We'll observe the desert closely and record ...