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Full Moon Hike

December 7 @ 3:20 pm - 6:00 pm

Grace Quan MoonlightWe are excited to witness the rise of our last full moon of 2022. This full moon was dubbed the Long Night Moon by the medieval Anglo-Saxons describing the shortened winter days and long nights. December’s full moon has a high trajectory in the sky, which means that it will be above the horizon for longer than most full moons. 

We will ascend to China Camp’s optimal vista point for this special event. Dress for the crisp cool late fall evening, wear sturdy hiking shoes (the trails may be muddy), and pack flashlights loaded with fresh batteries. Strong winds or rain will cancel.  


Date: Wednesday, December 7

Time:  3:20 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Location: Meeting location details emailed upon reservation. 

Difficulty: Moderate, 4.5 miles round trip. 

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

Note: Hike begins at 3:20 p.m. sharp, so don’t be late or you’ll miss the fun!





Free for FOCC members; $5 for non-members.

Space is limited; reservations required.

Cancellations notified via email.

This event is not wheelchair accessible.

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


Photo: Sheila Coll


December 7
3:20 pm - 6:00 pm

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. Go to reservecalifornia.com for available reservations.

ADVISORY: December 3, 2023, 8am-2pm. Footrace beginning at Miwok Meadows. Expect increased foot traffic on Shoreline Trail, Oak Ridge Trail, and Bayview trail. Plan your trip to the park accordingly. See calendar for details.