PCRF and CA State Parks are co-hosting two fun redwood hikes on Saturday, October 13th in honor of Save the Redwoods League’s Centennial, of which both organizations are partners.
11:00 AM – Old Tree Hike
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 friendly excursion we’ll discover the banana slug’s vital role to this flourishing forest, learn about the marvelous Marbled Murrelet, and how park visitors can help save these endangered birds. You will be accompanied by a lead State Park Interpreter and a PCRF Board Member. Bring closed toe shoes, water, a snack, and a camera.
1:00 PM – Slate Creek & Page Mill Hike
Meet at the Portola Redwoods State Park Visitor Center. Learn about some of the early settlers in the area as we hike 6 miles round trip through pristine redwood forest to the Page Mill site and back. As wildflowers disappear, mushrooms begin to emerge from the depths of the duff, and many of the forests creatures welcome the change of pace as fall approaches. Hike with a lead State Park Interpreter and a PCRF Board Member to explore the understory of this marvelous place. This journey will require hiking or running shoes, water, snacks, and a headlamp or flashlight. This moderate hike will likely take all afternoon, so please prepare accordingly.
These events are free; day use vehicle fee is $10 (see free pass opportunity below).
Free Second Saturday in Redwood State Parks
A limited number of free day-use parking passes are available for Portola Redwoods and other parks on October 13th, courtesy of Save the Redwoods League. October passes will be available for download starting at 8am on Saturday September 29. Click here to register for a pass and for more information.