Every second Saturday of each month in 2018, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks will be hosting a free day in the redwoods. Parking passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis each month, ahead of the next event. Our next event is on July 14 — download your free pass now!
The upcoming dates are:
July 14 — Get Your July 14 Pass
July 14 is our seventh installment of the Free Second Saturdays in Redwood State Parks, and we want everyone to enjoy and be inspired by the coast redwoods and giant sequoia. Many of these forests only exist thanks to generations of conservationists who fought hard to protect these natural treasures.
Free Redwoods Days Events in July
Summertime and the redwoods are calling! For anyone living in Central or Northern California, the chances are good that a marvelous redwood forest lies just a short car drive away. We’ve got a park for you!
Check out these fun events from our park partners on July 14:
- Big Basin Redwoods State Park: Volunteer with the Trail Crew at 9 a.m.
- Big Basin Redwoods State Park: Coffee Talk and Crafts at 9:30 a.m.
- Big Basin Redwoods State Park: Family Nature Program at 10 a.m.
- Big Basin Redwoods State Park: Meteor Trail Hike at 10:30 a.m.
- Big Basin Redwoods State Park: Redwood Grove Loop Walk at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
- Big Basin Redwoods State Park: Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike! at 12 p.m.
- Big Basin Redwoods State Park: Junior Rangers at 3 p.m.
- Big Basin Redwoods State Park: Big Basin Nature Club at 4:30 p.m.
- Big Basin Redwoods State Park: Campfire! at 7p.m.
- Jack London State Historic Park: Hike to the Ancient Redwood at 10 a.m.
- Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park: Tidepool Exploration at 8 a.m.
- Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park: Tolowa Nation Honoring and Sharing Dance at 1 p.m.
The weather this time of year can be ideal for exploring the coast redwood forests in particular. As the hot summer sun raises inland temperatures, heat clashes with incoming cold gusts from the ocean. The contrast creates moisture, which condenses into fog. Like clockwork, this cool blanket rolls in at dusk. Fog not only provides redwood forests with plenty of water, it also lowers the temperature, creating an amenable environment for hikes. Usually, by mid-day, the fog evaporates, giving way to a sunny but mild summer day.
Visit FreeRedwoodsDays.org to plan your visit and to get your parking pass. (Don’t wait! Passes for certain parks go fast!) Also, be sure to sign up for our mailing list to receive notifications when the passes to the next free second Saturday are available for download.
We can’t wait to see you on the trails! Hope you join us on July 14th!