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California State Parks Backpacking Adventures 2019: A Trek through Time

July 19, 2019 - July 21, 2019


Discover the wild around Santa Cruz, CA! Registration for California State Parks Backpacking Adventures opens Friday February 1, 2019 at 9am.

Who better to lead you through our parks than California State Park professionals? Three backpacking trips are offered from June through August 2019 ranging from two to three nights, offering options for every experience level. Hike spectacular ridgelines, old growth redwood forests, and sandy shores 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 (external link), email backpacking@parks.ca.gov, or call (831) 335-1743.

Events made possible by California State Parks, Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks, Waddell Creek Association, Mountain Parks Foundation, Sempervirens Fund, and Portola and Castle Rock Foundation.

Trip Options:

  • Skyline to the Sea: Castle Rock State Park to Waddell State Beach
    $300; Thursday June 20 through Sunday June 23, 2019
  • A Trek through Time: Butano State Park to Waddell State Beach
    $225; Friday July 19 through Sunday July 21, 2019
  • Ridges to Redwoods: Castle Rock State Park to Portola Redwoods State Park
    $225; Friday August 16 through Sunday August 18, 2019


Butano State Park
1500 Cloverdale Rd
Pescadero, CA 94060 United States
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(650) 879-2040

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