Imagine if the Santa Cruz Mountains could speak, and the stories they could tell. State Parks backcountry naturalists will share these tales with you as they hike spectacular ridgelines with sweeping vistas to lush ancient redwood forests. Ridges to Redwoods, takes you along the backbone of the Santa Cruz Mountains backpacking from Castle Rock State Park to Portola Redwoods State Park on this 17-mile two-night, three-day trip. Native plant teas, trail desserts, skills demonstrations, campfire stories, and jokes are added bonuses! 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, email Backpacking@parks.ca.gov, or call (831) 335-1743.
Ridges to Redwoods Backpacking Adventure
Castle Rock State Park to Portola Redwoods State Park
$225; Friday, June 29 through Sunday, July 1
Event 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.