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California State Parks Backpacking Adventures

March 17

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California State Parks Backpacking Adventures

June 9 – 12; July 9 – 11; August 12 – 13

Registration for Summer 2022 Now Open!

Who better to lead you through our parks than California State Park professionals? Three backpacking trips are offered from June through August 2022 ranging from one to three nights, offering options for every experience level. Hike spectacular ridgelines and old growth redwood forests with our knowledgeable team of backcountry naturalists. Native plant teas, trail desserts, skills demonstrations, campfire stories, and jokes are added bonuses!

This program is truly unique, the only such program led by California State Park staff. Participation is open to adults 18 or over and children ages 13 to 17 accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information, please visit www.parks.ca.gov/backpacking, email backpacking@parks.ca.gov, or call (831) 291-8273. Events made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks, Waddell Creek Association, Mountain Parks Foundation, Sempervirens Fund, Portola and Castle Rock Foundation, and California State Parks.

Trip Options:

Skyline Sojourn: Upper Steven’s Creek County Park and Monte Bello Open Space Preserve to Portola Redwoods State Park, $325; Thursday June 9 through Sunday June 12

An Adventure Among the Ancients: Portola Redwoods State Park, $300; Friday July 9 through Sunday July 11

In Pursuit of Perseids: Castle Rock State Park and Sanborn County Park, $225; Friday August 12 through Saturday August 13

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