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Fall Winter Hikes Santa Cruz Mountains

If recent park closures have left you looking for new trails and places to enjoy the change of seasons this fall and winter, you’re in luck! Our staff are revealing their favorite places to go in the Santa Cruz mountains now. Happy trails to you and please recreate responsibly!

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Visit Camping And Backpacking Skyline To The Sea

Sleeping among the towering California redwood trees is an unforgettable treat. Local parks offer a variety of options for family and group camping. Whether you want the comfort of coming back to campground at night after an inspiring day hike or the solitude of backcountry camping, the local redwood parks have just what you need. Here are resources to help you plan a trip to camp in these beautiful forests.

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Sempervirens Fund Executive Director Sara Barth speaks at the grand opening of the Robert C. Kirkwood Entrance at Castle Rock State Park.

Kirkwood Entrance Opens to Fanfare Guests joined in the festivities with a champagne toast. With Project Sempervirens Fund, California State Parks, and Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks Describing Model for Success Have you heard jazz music played in the brand-new amphitheater at Castle Rock while sipping champagne? Well, those who joined us the weekend…

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  Bob Kirkwood, dedicated environmentalist and passionate supporter of Sempervirens Fund, passed peacefully on Dec. 10, 2017 in Palo Alto with his wife Edie and sons at his side. In addition to his work with Sempervirens Fund, Bob was a passionate and insightful board contributor to many civic and environmental organizations including SPUR, POST, Trust…

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We are probably the only people in California that were pleased to have no rain in December. The dry weather allowed for some significant construction progress at the new Robert C. Kirkwood Entrance to Castle Rock State Park. A lot of the progress has occurred underground, with trenching and placing pipes for surface water drainage…

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