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 backcountry experience, you're in good hands!

PRICE: $10 sliding-scale donation, no one will be turned away for lack of funds


  • 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 @ 7pm at Wilder Ranch parking lot** on Highway 1: August 25.

**Wilder Ranch Parking lot: as you're leaving Santa Cruz heading north on highway 1, park on the left side of HGHWAY 1. Do not turn into the park, as they close the gate after dark. The highway lot is exactly 1.6 miles after Western Drive, (the last traffic light when leaving Santa Cruz.)

**••••• Location Change Starting September •••••**

Meet @ 6pm at Twin Gates: Sept. 23 / Oct. 24 / Nov. 22 / Dec. 22.

Twin Gates parking lot on Empire Grade: 2.3 miles after the traffic light at UCSC on Empire Grade & Heller. There is parking on either side of the street 1/2 mile after and 100 mts. before the actual Twin Gates. It takes ~25 mins to drive, park and get yourself to Twin Gates from downtown so please give yourselves plenty of time! (The meeting point is "Chinquapin Trailhead" if you're in google maps)