Año Nuevo State Park
1 New Year’s Creek Road
Pescadero, CA 94060 United States
Journey to view a large colony of Northern elephant seals, guided by your docent naturalist on this moderate 3-mile, 2.5 hour adventure. In the month of December, male elephant seals, or bulls, arrive along the shore of Año Nuevo State Park to establish hierarchy, while pregnant females come ashore to birth to their pups. These popular guided walks take place rain or shine, so be prepared for windy, rainy conditions as well as muddy trails. Layered clothing, sturdy shoes, and rain gear are strongly advised. Umbrellas and strollers are not permitted. Pets are not allowed in the park. People with accessibility needs may reserve an equal access tour along the boardwalk. These tours take place on Fridays, weekends, and select holidays. For reservations and information, please call Reserve California or visit their website. Walks begin 8:45 AM to 2:45 PM. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. Recorded information (650) 879-0227. Cost: $7 per person + $3.99 reservation fee.