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January 2019

Guided Elephant Seal Walks

January 22 @ 8:45 am - 2:45 pm

Journey to view a large colony of Northern elephant seals, guided by your docent naturalist on this moderate 3-mile, 2.5 hour adventure. In the month of December, male elephant seals, or bulls, arrive along the shore of Año Nuevo State Park to establish hierarchy, while pregnant females come ashore to birth to their pups. These popular guided walks take place rain or shine, so be prepared for windy, rainy conditions as well as muddy trails. Layered clothing, sturdy shoes, and…

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Exploring Big Basin

January 22 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

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. The hike happens rain or shine, but strong winds may cancel. Meet at Park Headquarters. The event is free; parking is $10 and supports the park.

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Guided Elephant Seal Walks

January 23 @ 8:45 am - 2:45 pm

Journey to view a large colony of Northern elephant seals, guided by your docent naturalist on this moderate 3-mile, 2.5 hour adventure. In the month of December, male elephant seals, or bulls, arrive along the shore of Año Nuevo State Park to establish hierarchy, while pregnant females come ashore to birth to their pups. These popular guided walks take place rain or shine, so be prepared for windy, rainy conditions as well as muddy trails. Layered clothing, sturdy shoes, and…

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Guided Elephant Seal Walks

January 24 @ 8:45 am - 2:45 pm

Journey to view a large colony of Northern elephant seals, guided by your docent naturalist on this moderate 3-mile, 2.5 hour adventure. In the month of December, male elephant seals, or bulls, arrive along the shore of Año Nuevo State Park to establish hierarchy, while pregnant females come ashore to birth to their pups. These popular guided walks take place rain or shine, so be prepared for windy, rainy conditions as well as muddy trails. Layered clothing, sturdy shoes, and…

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Guided Elephant Seal Walks

January 25 @ 8:45 am - 2:45 pm

Journey to view a large colony of Northern elephant seals, guided by your docent naturalist on this moderate 3-mile, 2.5 hour adventure. In the month of December, male elephant seals, or bulls, arrive along the shore of Año Nuevo State Park to establish hierarchy, while pregnant females come ashore to birth to their pups. These popular guided walks take place rain or shine, so be prepared for windy, rainy conditions as well as muddy trails. Layered clothing, sturdy shoes, and…

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Redwood Grove Loop Walk

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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 through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Bring water and good walking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is…

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Seal Adventure Weekend

January 26 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Experience a memory-making adventure by participating in a special fundraising event to support educational programs at Año Nuevo State Park and other California State Parks along the San Mateo coast. For one weekend only, visitors will have access to linger for an entire morning (8:30am-noon) or afternoon (1:30pm-5pm) to view the elephant seals at the peak of the breeding season. Only 100 visitors are allowed for each half-day session to enhance your experience. This rare opportunity is one that can be enjoyed…

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Guided Elephant Seal Walks

January 26 @ 8:45 am - 2:45 pm

Journey to view a large colony of Northern elephant seals, guided by your docent naturalist on this moderate 3-mile, 2.5 hour adventure. In the month of December, male elephant seals, or bulls, arrive along the shore of Año Nuevo State Park to establish hierarchy, while pregnant females come ashore to birth to their pups. These popular guided walks take place rain or shine, so be prepared for windy, rainy conditions as well as muddy trails. Layered clothing, sturdy shoes, and…

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Castle Rock Loop Hike

January 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us on a 2-mile, 2-hour hike to Castle Rock and Castle Rock Falls. During this trip, we will discuss Castle Rock’s unique geology, plant diversity, human impacts, and various important preservationists that helped give Castle Rock State Park the protections we have today. Bring water, closed toe shoes, camera, and snacks. Meet at kiosk. For more information, call (831) 291-8273. Event free.

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Old Cove Landing Trail

January 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

On this 2.5 mile, 2-hour family friendly walk, we’ll explore the plants, animals, and geology of our coastal bluffs. Bring water, hat, closed toe shoes, and layered clothing. Meet at the interpretive center. For more information, please call (831) 426-0505. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. 

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