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Upcoming Events at All Parks in August, 2018

Ongoing Activities

Junior Rangers! WHO: Kids ages 7-12 only WHEN: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:00 am WHERE: Meet staff at the Campfire Center in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park WHAT: An hour of ...

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike!

Saturday, August 11 at noon Sunday, August 20 at noon Sunday, August 26 at noon Explore the park’s less travelled backcountry with Docent Barry Grimm. This moderately paced hike will be tailore ...

Campfire Programs

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8pm Portola Redwoods State Park is proud to host these campfire programs based on all of the amazing components of the redwood ecosystem. Come for the ...

Guided Hikes

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 2:30pm Explore the myriad of beautiful trails at Portola Redwoods State Park and learn about the natural and cultural history of this rich lan ...

Junior Rangers

Thursday, August 2 from 11am to 12:15pm – Ohlone California Trade Network Thursday, August 9 from 11am to 12:15pm – Mission Building Methods Thursday, August 16 from 11am to 12:15pm & ...

Junior Rangers

Fridays and Saturdays at 3pm Discover the fascinating secrets of the beach! Explore, practice outdoor skills, and play games as you learn about plants, animals, geology, and more. This one-hour progr ...

Campfire Program

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30pm Join us in our new campfire center for an evening of song and story. Serenade the glittering stars and learn about beach ecology, creatures of the ocean or stories ...

Junior Rangers

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm Park visitors aged 7-12 have the amazing opportunity to become official California State Parks Junior Rangers by participating in this 1-hour program. This fr ...

Redwood Grove Loop Walk

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11am and 2pm 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 st ...

Tour

Where: Check event boards for meeting place When: 11:00 a.m. (1 hour) Join an Interpreter on a casual walk-and-talk exploring topics unique to our park. Check event boards for the topic and me ...

Patio Talk

Where: Meet at Park Visitor Center When: 2:00 p.m. (1 hour) Enjoy a casual presentation with an interpreter covering a variety of topics. Check event boards for the topic of the day.

Nature Hike

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho Day Use When: 9:00 a.m. (1 hour) Discover more about the natural resources found in the park on a hike along the Azalea Glen Trail.

Who Pooped in the Park?

Where: Check event boards for meeting place When: 10:30 a.m. (1 hour) Rise and shine with one of our favorite morning programs! Investigate the world of animals in the park and learn to identi ...

Horse Encounter

Where: Meet at Stonewall Peak Trailhead When: 12:00 p.m. (1 hour) Meet & Greet with the park's volunteer Mounted Assistance Unit (MAU) and learn more about horses in the park.

Tour

Where: Check event boards for meeting place When: 2:00 p.m. (1 hour) Join an Interpreter on a casual walk-and-talk exploring topics unique to our park. Check event boards for the topic and mee ...

Junior Rangers

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho Day Use When: 4:00 p.m. (1 hour) Calling all Junior Rangers! Earn your California State Parks' Junior Ranger badge with us and develop your knowledge of the San Die ...

Star Party

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho Day Use When: 8:00 p.m. (2 hours) San Diego Astronomy Association and our Interpreters invite you to our interstellar shindig! Explore our dark skies with astronomy ...

Hike: Historic Weir Trail

Where: Doane Pond parking lot When: 10:30 a.m. (1.5 hours) The Weir Trail runs parallel to Doane Creek which eventually becomes Pauma Creek, the primary drainage channel on the west side of Pal ...

Meteor Trail Hike

Friday, August 10 at 10:30am Saturday, August 18 at 10:30am Friday, August 24 at 10:30am Join a Big Basin Docent on one of our most diverse hikes—by mountain streams, oak woodlands, chaparral ...

Family Discovery Walk

Saturday, August 18 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 the ...

Sonoma SHP - Campfire Program

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm Come out and join us for a Campfire Program at the historic Petaluma Adobe! There will be a short talk, campfire songs and of course, a marshmallow roast! All ages, f ...

Coast Nature Walks

Saturday, August 4 at 11am Saturday, August 18 at 11am Saturday, August 25 at 11am On these two-hour natural history excursions, you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the spectacular c ...

Little Rangers

Saturdays and Sundays at 10am All 3-6 year old park visitors are invited to learn, play and laugh together. The themes change every week, but there will always be activities, songs, stories and si ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

Time: 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, invest ...

Tijuana Estuary Speaker Series

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Recurrence: 3rd Saturday of the EVEN Months Questions: 619-575-3613 Check to see who the upcoming speaker is: http://trnerr.org/walks-talks/ Come meet est ...

Gold Panning

Seek your fortune the old-fashioned way at the Gold Panning troughs located by the Visitor Center at Bridgeport. This is a free-flowing docent-led program, from Noon-2:00 PM. One dollar donations ...

Campfire Program

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30pm Join us in our new campfire center for an evening of song and story. Serenade the glittering stars and learn about beach ecology, creatures of the ocean or stories ...

Castle Rock Loop Hike

Saturdays and Sundays at 11am On this 1-mile, 1-hour interactive journey we will discuss the various park ecosystems, Ohlone history, Black Oak ecology, wildfire and more. Please bring water, clos ...

Old Tree Trail Hike

Saturdays at 2:30pm Meet at the Portola Redwoods State Park Visitor Center for a stroll through a giant old growth redwood grove that’s over 1,200 years old. On this 1-mile, 1-hour kid friendl ...

Junior Rangers

Fridays and Saturdays at 3pm Discover the fascinating secrets of the beach! Explore, practice outdoor skills, and play games as you learn about plants, animals, geology, and more. This one-hour progr ...

Gardens of Time

Saturday, August 18 at 1pm Stroll through history as you visit the various gardens within our courtyard and patio. We can learn a good deal about people who lived here in the past by exploring the pl ...

Drop In Family Craft

Sunday, August 5 from 1pm to 3:30pm – Tule Mats Sunday, August 19 from 1pm to 3:30pm – Luminaria Spend an informal afternoon at one of Santa Cruz’s hidden jems. Event is free ...

Castle Rock Loop Hike

Saturdays and Sundays at 11am On this 1-mile, 1-hour interactive journey we will discuss the various park ecosystems, Ohlone history, Black Oak ecology, wildfire and more. Please bring water, clos ...

Guided Walk: Sequoia Audubon Trail

Sunday, August 5 at 10am Sunday, August 19 at 1pm Join us for a one-mile stroll along the California Coast into the Pescadero Marsh, a popular bird watching location. Meet at the Pescadero State Bea ...

Guided Walk: Sequoia Audubon Trail

Sunday, August 5 at 10am Sunday, August 19 at 1pm Join us for a one-mile stroll along the California Coast into the Pescadero Marsh, a popular bird watching location. Meet at the Pescadero State Bea ...

Gold Panning

Seek your fortune the old-fashioned way at the Gold Panning troughs located by the Visitor Center at Bridgeport. This is a free-flowing docent-led program, from Noon-2:00 PM. One dollar donations ...

Bird Walk

Every 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sunday 3:00pm Take a leisurely stroll down the McCoy Trail to view and learn about some of the 370 species of birds that live or stop by this Reserve on their year ...

Historic District Tour

Take a walk through the renovated 12-acre Historic District at Crystal Cove State Park. Former life-long resident Laura Davick will share stories about the colorful past of the Cove including the his ...

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 ...

Little Rangers

Saturdays and Sundays at 10am All 3-6 year old park visitors are invited to learn, play and laugh together. The themes change every week, but there will always be activities, songs, stories and si ...

Twilight Adaptation Walk

Every Sunday at 7:30pm Twilight marks the end of day and the beginning of night. Animals who come out at night have special adaptations to survive. Come test your nocturnal abilities on this fun, 1- ...

Cuyamaca Creative

Where: Meet at Park Visitor Center When: 10:00 a.m. (2 hours) Explore your creativity at our Sunday morning workshop. Whether it's arts and crafts or the photography seminar, you will experien ...

Junior Rangers

Where: Meet at Park Visitor Center When: 12:00 p.m. (1 hour) Calling all Junior Rangers! Earn your California State Parks' Junior Ranger badge with us and develop your knowledge of the San Die ...

Patio Talk

Where: Meet at Park Visitor Center When: 2:00 p.m. (1 hour) Enjoy a casual presentation with an interpreter covering a variety of topics. Check event boards for the topic of the day.

Tour

Where: Check event boards for the meeting place When: 10:00 a.m. (1 hour) Join an Interpreter on a casual walk-and-talk exploring topics unique to our park. Check event boards for the topic an ...

Patio Talk

Where: Meet at Park Visitor Center When: 3:00 p.m. (1 hour) Enjoy a casual presentation with an interpreter covering a variety of topics. Check event boards for the topic of the day.

What's that Bird? Walk

Every Monday at 9:30am This easy, 1-mile stroll introduces you to the birds of the redwood forest. Beginner birders are welcomed! Bring binoculars if you have them–but they’re not require ...

Seek and Find: Smartphone Quest

Every Monday at 11:30am Bring your smartphone and kids ages 5 and up for a 1-hour adventure walk. We’ll use a free app called Seek to identify plants and animals here, and you can continue the ...

Exploring Big Basin Hike

Every Tuesday at 9am Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, history and more on these fun, varied hikes with Docent Diane Shaw. Hikes are 5-8 miles and last up to 5 hours. Meet at Big Basin Redw ...

Tour

Where: Check event boards for meeting place When: 11:00 a.m. (1 hour) Join an Interpreter on a casual walk-and-talk exploring topics unique to our park. Check event boards for the topic and me ...

Patio Talk

Where: Meet at Park Visitor Center When: 2:00 p.m. (1 hour) Enjoy a casual presentation with an interpreter covering a variety of topics. Check event boards for the topic of the day.

Meteor Trail Hike

Friday, August 10 at 10:30am Saturday, August 18 at 10:30am Friday, August 24 at 10:30am Join a Big Basin Docent on one of our most diverse hikes—by mountain streams, oak woodlands, chaparral ...

Full Moon Madness

Friday June 29; events start at 6pm Friday July 27, events start at 6pm Friday August 24, events start at 6pm Experience Henry Cowell in a completely new way… at night! This astronomy-based ev ...

Campfire Program

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30pm Join us in our new campfire center for an evening of song and story. Serenade the glittering stars and learn about beach ecology, creatures of the ocean or stories ...

Junior Rangers

Fridays and Saturdays at 3pm Discover the fascinating secrets of the beach! Explore, practice outdoor skills, and play games as you learn about plants, animals, geology, and more. This one-hour progr ...

Castle Rock Loop Hike

Saturdays and Sundays at 11am On this 1-mile, 1-hour interactive journey we will discuss the various park ecosystems, Ohlone history, Black Oak ecology, wildfire and more. Please bring water, clos ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

Time: 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, invest ...

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 ...

Gold Panning

Seek your fortune the old-fashioned way at the Gold Panning troughs located by the Visitor Center at Bridgeport. This is a free-flowing docent-led program, from Noon-2:00 PM. One dollar donations ...

Miners Picnic

Bring a picnic to this annual historic event! The Miners Picnic commemorates bygone days of fun, food, and games that historically benefited miners' widows and orphans. This event is from 11:00 AM- 4 ...

Snakes Alive!

Saturday, August 25 from 12pm to 3pm 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 Park ...

Outlook from Mt. McAbee Hike

Saturday, August 4 at 10:30am Saturday, August 25 at 10:30am Join Docent Hal Anjo on a hike to McAbee Outlook. We'll stop at the top and enjoy the lovely ocean views, returning through a beautiful ol ...

Coast Nature Walks

Saturday, August 4 at 11am Saturday, August 18 at 11am Saturday, August 25 at 11am On these two-hour natural history excursions, you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the spectacular c ...

Nature Hike

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho Day Use When: 9:00 a.m. (1 hour) Discover more about the natural resources found in the park on a hike along the Azalea Glen Trail.

Reading Rangers

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho Day Use When: 10:30 a.m. (1 hour) Gather round for Saturday morning story telling and sharing! Suitable for all ages, Interpreters provide a unique sensory experien ...

Horse Encounter

Where: Meet at Stonewall Peak Trailhead When: 12:00 p.m. (1 hour) Meet & Greet with the park's volunteer Mounted Assistance Unit (MAU) and learn more about horses in the park.

Tour

Where: Check event boards for meeting place When: 2:00 p.m. (1 hour) Join an Interpreter on a casual walk-and-talk exploring topics unique to our park. Check event boards for the topic and mee ...

Junior Rangers

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho Day Use When: 4:00 p.m. (1 hour) Calling all Junior Rangers! Earn you California State Parks' Junior Rangers badge with us and develop your knowledge of the San Die ...

Raptor Institute

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho Day Use, back loop When: 6:00 p.m. (1 hour) Meet Danny Sedevic from the Raptor Institute and his rescued birds. Feathered friends that can be found all over the cou ...

25th Anniversary Celebration

In celebration of the park’s 25th anniversary, we invite you to join us on Sunday, August 26 from 4:00-8:00 for live music, food, and more! After feasting on local food truck fare and exploring ...

Cuyamaca Creative

Where: Meet at Park Visitor Center When: 10:00 a.m. (2 hour) Explore your creativity at our Sunday morning workshop. Whether it's arts and crafts or the photography seminar, you will experienc ...

Junior Rangers

Where: Meet at Park Visitor Center When: 12:00 p.m. (1 hour) Calling all Junior Rangers! Earn your California State Parks' Junior Ranger badge with us and develop your knowledge of the San Die ...

Patio Talk

Where: Meet at Park Visitor Center When: 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a casual presentation with an interpreter covering a variety of topics. Check event boards for the topic of the day.

Twilight Adaptation Walk

Every Sunday at 7:30pm Twilight marks the end of day and the beginning of night. Animals who come out at night have special adaptations to survive. Come test your nocturnal abilities on this fun, 1- ...

Little Rangers

Saturdays and Sundays at 10am All 3-6 year old park visitors are invited to learn, play and laugh together. The themes change every week, but there will always be activities, songs, stories and si ...

Special Needs Walk

Sunday, August 26 at 1pm On this wheelchair and special needs accessible hike, Docent Nan Singh-Bowman will cover a wide range of subjects including plants, animals and the history of Big Basin. The ...

Gold Panning

Seek your fortune the old-fashioned way at the Gold Panning troughs located by the Visitor Center at Bridgeport. This is a free-flowing docent-led program, from Noon-2:00 PM. One dollar donations ...

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 ...

Castle Rock Loop Hike

Saturdays and Sundays at 11am On this 1-mile, 1-hour interactive journey we will discuss the various park ecosystems, Ohlone history, Black Oak ecology, wildfire and more. Please bring water, clos ...

Guided Walk

Sunday, August 26 at 10am Journey back in time to discover the lives of early pioneers on this two-mile stroll along Mills Creek at Burleigh Murray Ranch State Park. Meet at the Burleigh Murray pa ...

Adobe Tour

Saturday, August 4 at 1pm Sunday, August 26 at 1pm Join us at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for a guided tour of the oldest building in Santa Cruz. Learn about the many families who have ...

What's that Bird? Walk

Every Monday at 9:30am This easy, 1-mile stroll introduces you to the birds of the redwood forest. Beginner birders are welcomed! Bring binoculars if you have them–but they’re not require ...

Seek and Find: Smartphone Quest

Every Monday at 11:30am Bring your smartphone and kids ages 5 and up for a 1-hour adventure walk. We’ll use a free app called Seek to identify plants and animals here, and you can continue the ...

Tour

Where: Check event boards for meeting place When: 10:00 a.m. (1 hour) Join an Interpreter on a casual walk-and-talk exploring topics unique to our park. Check event boards for the topic and me ...

Patio Talk

Where: Meet at Park Visitor Center When: 3:00 p.m. (1 hour) Enjoy a casual presentation with an interpreter covering a variety of topics. Check event boards for the topic of the day.

Exploring Big Basin Hike

Every Tuesday at 9am Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, history and more on these fun, varied hikes with Docent Diane Shaw. Hikes are 5-8 miles and last up to 5 hours. Meet at Big Basin Redw ...

Tour

Where: Check event boards for meeting place When: 11:00 a.m. (1 hour) Join an Interpreter on a casual walk-and-talk exploring topics unique to our park. Check event boards for the topic and me ...

Patio Talk

Where: Meet at Park Visitor Center When: 2:00 p.m. (1 hour) Enjoy a casual presentation with an interpreter covering a variety of topics. Check event boards for the topic of the day.