Hiking 101

Berns Amphitheatre

If you always wanted to be a hiker but didn’t know where to start, Hiking 101 was made with you in mind. An optional 8-10AM hike will warm you up for the main event from 10AM-12PM, where your guide Dana Hunter will teach you everything you need to know to continue your hiking journey: mindful […]

The Great Plein Air Art Experience

Crystal Cove Film & Media Center Cottage #13 (The Beaches Cottage), Historic District, Crystal Cove State Park

Celebrate over 100 years of plein air art at Crystal Cove State Park. Spend a relaxing day capturing the beauty of the Cove on canvas with the guidance of a Crystal Cove plein air artist! No experience required; this introductory class is recommended for novices only. Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Instructor: Debbie Morines […]

Historic District Tour

Education Commons 5 Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, CA, United States

Explore Crystal Cove like you never have before! Guests join Crystal Cove Conservancy staff on a walking tour of the Historic District in Crystal Cove State Park. Learn about the park's history, stories, and even get a peek inside of one of the park's historic cottages! All ages welcome, 15 participant max. Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm Location: […]

Full Moon Hike

Crystal Cove State Park, Upper Moro Lot 8471 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA, United States

Explore the night sky on a guided interpretive 2-hour, four-mile Full Moon Hike at Crystal Cove State Park. A park naturalist will lead hikers on this moderate to difficult loop trail with uneven terrain and a steep uphill climb. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, dress in layers, and bring a red flashlight (if you have […]

Whale and Wildlife “Twalk”

Crystal Cove State Park, Pelican Point Lot

Crystal Cove State Park is a great spot to look for resident dolphins, migrating whales, and birds just passing by the coastline. Join a park naturalist for a Whale & Wildlife “Twalk” and learn some fun facts about the coastal creatures as we walk the bluff trail and scan the ocean at each overlook. Bring […]

Chat and Snack with a Ranger

Berns Amphitheatre

State Parks, Campgrounds and S’mores are a summertime tradition. Come down to the Berns Amphitheater at Crystal Cove State Park to Chat and Snack with a Ranger and learn about some of the nocturnal animals that live in the park. Bring your S’more fixings and we’ll have the fire pit lit. Meet at the Berns […]

Junior Rangers

Crystal Cove State Park, Upper Moro Lot 8471 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA, United States

Join a Park Ranger for a fun introduction to the animals and plants of Crystal Cove State Park in our weekly Junior Ranger programs. This children’s nature program is a favorite in State Parks and allows kids to earn a badge, stamps, a poster, or a patch. Meet at the Ranger Station (PCH inland at […]

Family Fun Morning

Crystal Cove State Park, Upper Moro Lot 8471 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA, United States

Explore Crystal Cove State Park at your own pace. Head out on the Environmental Study Loop Trail or into Moro Canyon with self-guided activities on this Family Fun Morning. Look for animal evidence, smell local plants, and listen for bird songs while learning about the natural resources in the park. Meet a park naturalist to […]

Summer Bird Walk

Berns Amphitheatre

Love birds, nature, and strolls in the park? Crystal Cove State Park is a great spot to identify new species as well as seeing and hearing our resident avian friends like California Gnatcatchers, Greater Roadrunners, and Osprey. Come join a park naturalist for an easy SUMMER Bird Walk in the backcountry and along the shoreline. […]

Stewardship Sunday

Crystal Cove State Park, Reef Point Entrance

Come be part of the Crystal Cove Clean-up Crew. Volunteers needed for STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY to clean the park’s coastline and bluff trail and set an AWESOME example of stewardship. If you have them, bring your own supplies including buckets and reusable bags to help reduce plastic waste, but we will have supplies available. Meet at […]

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