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Naturalist Walk- Backranch Meadows

May 5, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Naturalist Hikes at China Camp

Learn about the abundant wildlife in the area.

See stunning wildflowers.

Get Outside and exercise by the glittering bay.

Join our naturalist on a guided hike at China Camp. Weekend hikes range from easy to advanced and range from 1.5 to 6 miles. Please wear layers and good hiking shoes. Bring appropriate hiking gear, water, snacks, sunscreen and a hat.

  • 5/5  Back Ranch Meadows12:30pm:  Moderate, 3 miles, 400 ft elevation gain. Lead by naturalist Harold Hirsch.
  • 5/19 Knight Drive – 12:30pm:  Intermediate,  2-3 miles, 600 ft elevation gain. Lead by naturalist Harold Hirsch.
  • 5/26 Turtleback Walk- 12:30pm: Easy, ¾ mile, 40 ft elevation gain. Lead by naturalist Harold Hirsch.




If you are bringing more than 5 people, please RSVP to  chinacamp.programs@gmail.com or (415)456-0766,  and 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.


May 5, 2019
12:30 pm - 2:30 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.