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Full Moon Hike

May 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Photo: Stephen Schupp

Join us for a viewing of two spectacular celestial events in one night: a full-moon rise and a full lunar eclipse. We will hike to a promontory with superb vistas of the San Pablo Bay to view this breathtaking and unique double event. We will leave the ranger station at 7 p.m. and reach the viewpoint in time to watch the moon rise over the East Bay hills. Then at 8:29 p.m. the moon will enter the earth’s shadow, peaking with a full lunar eclipse by 9:11 p.m. We’ll enjoy the show until about 9:30 p.m., at which point we’ll hike back to our cars, arriving by roughly 10:30 p.m. Since we’ll be sitting for a while and hiking back after dark, consider bringing a picnic blanket or tarp and a good flashlight or headlamp with spare batteries.


 Date: Sunday, April 15

Time:  7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Location: Meeting location details emailed upon reservation. 

Difficulty: Moderately strenuous, 4 miles round trip

What to bring: Warm clothing, water, picnic blanket or tarp, flashlight or headlamp with spare batteries. Be sure to wear appropriate hiking shoes. 

Note: This hike will begin at 7 p.m. sharp, so don’t be late or you’ll miss the fun!




Fee: free for FOCC members; $5 non-members

Space is limited; reservations required.

Questions? Email programs@friendsofchinacamp.org or call (415) 456-0766.

Cancellations notified via email.


May 15, 2022
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

ADVISORY: Recent storms have caused hazardous trail conditions in certain areas in the park.  Proceed with caution if visiting the park.

NOTICE: Some sites at the Back Ranch Meadows Campground will be closed Sunday through Thursday from November 14, 2022 until May 13, 2023 due to construction. The group site will remain open during the week and weekends. Go to reservecalifornia.com for available reservations.