Exploring Big Basin
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Docents Paul and Eva Fewel and Diane Shaw lead these fun, varied hikes every Tuesday. Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, history and more. Hikes are 5 to 8 miles and last up to 5 hours.
Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks
Wilder Ranch State Park
On these two-hour natural history excursions you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the spectacular coastal bluffs. //READ MORE
Building Methods at the Mission
Parks and Beaches, Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
Come and see how the oldest building in town was made. We will work with the materials used by the Ohlone to build their homes and the materials used by the Spanish to build Mission Santa Cruz. //READ MORE
Wilder Ranch Living History Demonstrations and Ranch Tours
Parks and Beaches, Wilder Ranch State Park
Weekends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. tours of the ranch houses at 1 p.m.
Visit an early day dairy ranch and step back in time to the late 1800s at Wilder Ranch State Park. Weekends at 1 p.m., join the 1-hour tour of the 1897 Victorian home, 1896 water-powered machine shop and other historic buildings. //READ MORE