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Guided Walk – Rancho Del Oso

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2024

Coastal view of Rancho Del Oso

Thank you for joining us at Rancho del Oso! We’re excited to explore with you.

We will depart at 11 am. Please meet us at the Nature and History Center. Depending on group preference, there are several routes available.

-The Marsh Trail- This seasonally available trail is a 0.8 mile round trip out across Waddell Creek and to our Welcome Center and native plant garden at the base of the Skyline to the Sea Trail (currently closed). When ready, visitors can then either return to the Nature and History Center via the Marsh Trail or walk down to Waddell Beach and cross a short bridge on HWY 1. The bridge on HWY 1 is brief but has a narrow shoulder, some visitors including those with smaller children may prefer to return via the Marsh Trail.

-The Hoover Loop Trail– This 0.7 trail gives excellent views of the Waddell Marsh, Waddell Beach, and the Pacific Ocean. A variety of coastal plants decorate the side of the trail, before you eventually rise into the recovering Monterey pine forest.

-If time allows, naturalists are happy to lead groups onto both trails.

If you have questions, you can call (831) 218-5750 or email ranchodeloso@nullports-ca.us.

Please Note:

Please dress in layers, wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring binoculars, snacks, water, and sun protection. Please pack in your water as there is not potable water available in the park. With water, it’s a good idea to bring more than you think you need (1-3 liters recommended). There are pit toilets at Waddell Beach and the far side (Welcome Center/Skyline side) of the Marsh Trail, and then standard restrooms at the Nature and History Center.

We look forward to connecting with you at Rancho del Oso!

Parks and Beaches

Rancho del Oso Unit
3600 Highway 1
Davenport, CA 95017 United States
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