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Sunday Hiking Program

August 5, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am


Explore China Camp With a Naturalist

Learn about the abundant wildlife in the area.

See amazing views of the park.

Get Outside and exercise by the glittering bay.

Join naturalist  Harold Hirsch for guided Sunday morning hikes at China Camp.

Hikes range from easy to moderate, ranging from 1.5 to 2 miles. Please bring appropriate hiking gear, warm clothing water, snacks, sunscreen and a hat.



  • 8/5 Turtleback Trailhead- 9:30am Easy Family Friendly hike. 3/4 mile.


      Topic: Marshland ecology


  • 8/12  Village Parking Lot by China Camp Point – 9:30am. Easy Hike. 2-3 miles.  Topic: Summer wildlife!
  • 8/19  Back ranch meadows- 9:30am Intermediate.  2 miles.


      Topic:Oak woodlands!


  • 8/26 Knight Drive – 9:30am Intermediate.  2 miles.


      Topic: Bay vistas

This hike is brought to you by Friends of China Camp. If you are bringing more than 5 people, please RSVP to chinacamp.programs@gmail.com or (415)456-0766, otherwise you can just show up!


August 5, 2018
9:30 am - 11:30 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.