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Click on park name below for park information, including hours, features, directions, and park brochures. Please note that a limited number of free parking passes are available on first-come first-served basis.
Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area
Andrew Molera State Park
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve
Austin Creek State Recreation Area
Benbow State Recreation Area
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park


10am – 12pm: Celebrate the Redwoods by day
In partnership with Save the Redwoods League, Bothe-Napa Valley State Park is offering two hikes; one in the day, and one at night!
Meet at: Redwood Trailhead
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7pm – 8:30pm: Celebrate the Redwoods at night
In partnership with Save the Redwoods League, Bothe-Napa Valley State Park is offering two hikes; one in the day, and one at night! Cost: $8
Meet at: Redwood Trailhead
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10 am: Mushrooms of Bothe
Join us on a leisurely hike as we explore the lives of mushrooms in Bothe Park.
Meet at: Redwood Trail, 10am

10 am: Athletic Hike
Interested in redwoods and all of Bothe’s life forms, but still want to move at a fast pace? Then join our last athletic hike of the year!
Meet at: Redwood Trailhead, 10am

Butano State Park
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Castle Rock State Park
Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park
Fort Humboldt State Historic Park
Fort Ross State Historic Park
Garrapata State Park
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park
Harry A. Merlo State Recreation Area
Hendy Woods State Park

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Humboldt Lagoons State Park
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Jack London State Historic Park

Hike to the Ancient Redwood
Meeting Location: Ranch parking lot
More information:
4.5-mile hike through mixed evergreen and redwood forest. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water and hiking poles (if desired) for this moderately-paced hike. Approx. 2 hours. Note: These hike takes place on uneven, rocky terrain. Contact the office if you have questions or concerns about accessibility (707) 938-5216.

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
John B. Dewitt Redwoods State Natural Reserve
Jug Handle State Natural Reserve
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Kruse Rhododendron State Natural Reserve
Mailliard Redwoods State Natural Reserve
Mendocino Headlands State Park
Mendocino Woodlands State Park
Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve
Mount Tamalpais State Park
Navarro River Redwoods State Park
Patrick’s Point State Park
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Portola Redwoods State Park

Park Champions Volunteer Workday
Time: Saturday, October 13, 9am-2pm
Meeting Location: Registered volunteers will be emailed information about where to park.
This special Park Champions workday is co-sponsored by California State Parks Foundation and Save the Redwoods League to celebrate their 100 years defending these beautiful giants. Help paint park structures, and repair split rail fences and historic benches. Kids ages 14 welcome with a legal guardian. Tools, training, lunch, free parking, will be provided.
Register: Register online

Family-Friendly Old Tree Hike at Portola Redwoods State Park
Time: Saturday, October 13, 11am-12pm
Meeting Location: Meet at the Portola Redwoods State Park Visitor Center.
More information:
Join us on 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 CA State Park Interpreter and a Portola and Castle Rock Foundation Board Member. Bring closed toe shoes, water, a snack, and a camera.

Slate Creek & Page Mill Hike
Time: Saturday, October 13, 1pm-6pm
Meeting Location: Meet at the Portola Redwoods State Park Visitor Center.
More information:
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.

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Russian Gulch State Park
Salt Point State Park
Samuel P. Taylor State Park
Smithe Redwoods State Natural Reserve
Sonoma Coast State Park
Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area
The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
Van Damme State Park
Wilder Ranch State Park