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Plan Your Free Second Saturdays at Redwood State Parks Visit

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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


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

August 11 at 10am
Latino Outdoors Hike
Come on a hike at Butano State Park with Latino Outdoors and explore the coast redwoods.
Time: 10am – 1pm
Where: Meet at the parking lot at 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


Guided Forest Ecology Walk
Join us at 10:30 am every Saturday (June 9 – September 1st, Labor Day Weekend) for a free Docent-lead Forest Ecology walk at Hendy Woods. Meet at the Day Use Area. Learn about redwood forest ecology, plants, animals and much more on this easy walk. Day Use Fee ($8) is waived for those considering volunteering.

(NOTE: Download a Free Second Saturday Day Use pass while supplies last for August 11.)

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

Hike to the Ancient Redwood
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.
Meeting Location: Ranch parking lot

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

AUGUST 11 | SEPTEMBER 8 at 9:30am

Hike with park interpreter Rosanna Petralia
In occasion of the Save the Redwood League Free 2nd Saturday let’s go into the redwoods! Meet at Pantoll trailhead and join park interpreter Rosanna Petralia for a walk through the Redwood community of Mt Tam. Discover how everything is connected in the forest. Unveil the presence of fish up on the trees–yes, they are! You will walk among the redwoods and discover their amazing adaptations and the community they support. Distance: 3.2 miles. Elevation Gain: 450ft. No pets allowed.

Navarro River Redwoods State Park
Patrick’s Point State Park

SEPTEMBER 8 at 12pm

What’s the Point?
Duration: 12-4pm; ~3.5-mile walk/hike
Meet at: Patrick’s Point Visitor Center deck at 12 pm noon, just inside the park entrance station. Parking fees will be waived for participants.
Join Park Interpretive Specialist Nancy Jo Martin for a walking tour of Patrick’s Point State Park highlighting the great variety of recreational, educational, and inspirational opportunities available to visitors, including Sumeg Village, amazing vistas, and camping and day use facilities. All ages are welcome for this ~3.5-mile walk/hike, though portions are considered moderately strenuous and strollers are not advised. Be sure to wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring water and a packed lunch to enjoy in the park! Meet at the Patrick’s Point Visitor Center deck at 12 pm noon. No RSVP necessary
Contact:, 707-677-3110

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Portola Redwoods State Park
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

SEPTEMBER 8 at 4pm

Fungal Fruiting Bodies of the North Coast of California
Duration: approx. 45 minutes
Meet at: Prairie Creek Visitor Center
From colorful waxy caps to spectacular arrays of shelf fungi, our local redwood and other forests are rife with mushrooms and other fungal reproductive structures known as fruiting bodies. This talk by California State Parks volunteer naturalist Jim Webb will cover the fruiting bodies that are most commonly seen along trails in Redwood National and State Parks. Fall is the season to enjoy the show! Contact:, 707-488-2231

Richardson Grove 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