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Women's Full Moon Hike

If you've never hiked before at night you're in for an awesome experience. For once you're allowed to turn off your eyes and turn on other senses, the night comes alive! 

This hike changes location depending on season, see schedule below. Hike leader is a seasoned expert with lots of backcountry experience, you're in good hands.


  • Headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Sturdy hiking shoes (if it's been raining, waterproof preffered)
  • Appropriate outdoor clothing, depending on weather (layers, it can get chilly)
  • Waterbottle or hot tea
  • Optional: snacks, hiking poles


Meet @ 5:30pm at Wilder Parking lot: Jan. 1 (New Year's Day!), March 2 & March 31. For these dates we'll be hiking up to a picnic table around 2 miles uphill, 4 miles round trip.

Meet @ 6:30pm at Twin Gates on Empire Grade: April 29 / May 29 / June 27 / July 27 / Aug. 25

Wilder Parking lot is on highway 1 just before the entrance to Wilder. If you're leaving Santa Cruz, it's on the left.  Bring cash if you want to donate to Mountain Sea's outdoor programs for girls in underserved communities. 

Twin Gates Parking lot is on Empire grade 2.3 miles after the traffic light on Heller & Empire.