Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Naturalist Hike: Turtleback Trail

September 21, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am



Naturalist Hikes at China Camp

Learn about the abundant wildlife in the area.

See stunning vistas.

Get Outside and exercise by the glittering bay. 

Join us for a guided hike at China Camp, lead by naturalist Harold Hirsch. These weekend hikes range from easy to advanced, from 1.5 to 6 miles. Please wear layers and good hiking shoes. Bring appropriate hiking gear, water, snacks, sunscreen and a hat.

  • 9/7 Back Ranch Meadows Entrance Gate9:30am: Intermediate, 3 miles, 400 ft elevation gain.
  • 9/14 Knight Drive Trailhead-  9:30am:  Intermediate,  3 miles, 100 ft elevation gain. 
  • 9/21 Turtleback Trailhead–  9:30am: Easy,  3 miles, 50 ft elevation gain.
  • 9/28 Beechwood Ct. & Heartwood Ct. (to Gold Hill Fire Rd.) 9:30am Challenging, 3 miles 1000 ft elevation gain.

If you are bringing more than 5 people, 

please RSVP to  chinacamp.programs@gmail.com or (415)456-0766.

Include your name, phone number and number of hikers. 

Otherwise you can just show up! 

Cancellation announcements will be posted on the FOCC website homepage.


September 21, 2019
9:30 am - 10:30 am

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.