PCRF to Conduct Interpretive Hikes on Green Friday

On Green Friday, November 23, there will be Interpretive hikes in both Castle Rock and Portola Redwoods lead by PCRF Directors.


Castle Rock State Park     10:00 AM – Castle Rock Loop and Falls Hike

PCRF Director and ex-Park Ranger Miles Standish Points out the remains of a pioneer cabin.


Join us on an adventure to the Castle Rock formation. On this interactive journey we will discuss the various park ecosystems, Ohlone history, Black Oak ecology, wildfire and more! This 1-mile loop is kid friendly and takes about an hour and a half to complete. Please bring water, closed toe shoes, and snacks. This event is free, but there is an $8 parking fee if you wish to park in the pay lot. We will meet at the kiosk in the pay lot to begin our journey. This event is made possible by CA State Parks and Portola and Castle Rock Foundation




Portola Redwoods State Park   10:00 AM – Slate Creek & Page Mill Hike  

Hike leader Andy Vought expounding on virtues of the old growth Redwoods …. there is more Redwood Sorrel here than in any other redwood grove anywhere


Learn about unique history 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 winter approaches. This journey will require hiking or running shoes, water, and snacks. This moderate hike will likely take around 4 hours, so please prepare accordingly. This event is free but there is a $10 parking fee in the Day Use lots. Meet at the Portola Redwoods State Park Visitor Center. This event is made possible by CA State Parks and Portola and Castle Rock Foundation

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