Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | October 4, 2019

Weekend State Park Events

Friday, October 4th
8:00 PM – Presentation: Jurassic Origins 30 min.
At times, wandering through Palomar Mountain’s forests can feel a lot like walking through time.
Meet @: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center.
Saturday, October 5th
10:30 AM – Hike: Doane Valley Nature Trail 1.5 hrs
Difficulty / Distance: Moderate difficulty, 3 miles.
Meet @: Silvercrest Picnic Area parking lot.

3:30 PM – Jr Rangers: Geology 40 min.
Discover the secrets of our mountain’s rocky past!
Meet @: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center.

7:00 PM – Campfire Program: Sing-along-songs 30 min.
Join us for an evening of singing classic campfire songs!
Meet @: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center
Sunday, October 6th
10:30 AM – Jr Rangers: Plants 40 min.
Meet @: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center.

1:30 PM – Presentation: Valley to Valley 30 min.
Driving to the top of Palomar Mountain from the valley below brings you through a myriad of different rock types, soil, vegetation and animals.
Meet @: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center.
Friday, October 11th
8:00 PM – Presentation: Legacy of the CCC’s 30 min.
Palomar Mountain State Park has numerous structures built by the CCC’s that give the park its iconic look.
Meet @: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center.
Saturday, October 12th
10:30 AM – Hike: Upper Doane to Thunder Springs 2 hrs
Difficulty / Distance: Moderate difficulty, 3 miles.
Meet @: Doane Pond parking lot.

3:30 PM – Jr Rangers: Navigation & Wayfinding 40 min.
Discover secrets of our mountain’s trees and plants.
Meet @: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center.

7:00 PM – Campfire Program: Sing-along-songs 30 min.
Join us for an evening of singing classic campfire songs!
Meet @: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center
Sunday, October 13th
10:30 AM – Jr Rangers: Nature Journaling 40 min.
Meet @: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center.

1:30 PM – Presentation: Forces of Nature 30 min.
The unseen forces of Mother Nature have shaped the mountain to be a botanical garden, a geologic wonder, and a goodly home for humans and animals alike for thousands of years.
Meet @: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center.
Friday, October 18th
8:00 PM – Presentation: Historic Apple Orchards 30 min.
Palomar Mountain at one point boasted a very successful apple industry.
Meet @: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center.

Saturday, October 19th
10:30 AM – Hike: Silvercrest and Scott’s Cabin 1.5 hrs
Scott’s Cabin Trail offers a wooded walk on the broad peak of Palomar Mountain, while Silvercrest Trail sets you on a trail looking down the slopes of the mountain.
Difficulty / Distance: Moderate difficulty, 3 miles.
Meet @: Silvercrest parking lot.

3:30 PM – Jr Rangers: Mammals 40 min.
Discover secrets of our mountain’s furry friends.
Meet @: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center.

7:00 PM – Campfire Program: Sing-along-songs 30 min.
Join us for an evening of singing classic campfire songs!
Meet @: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center

Sunday, October 20th
10:30 AM – Jr Rangers: Birds 40 min.
Meet @: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center.

1:30 PM – Presentation: Forces of Nature 30 min.
The unseen forces of Mother Nature have shaped the mountain to be a botanical garden, a geologic wonder, and a goodly home for humans and animals alike for thousands of years.
Meet @: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center.

Friday, October 25th
7:30 PM – Presentation: Fall Colors 30 min.
Palomar Mountain is undergoing a dramatic change in color! Yellows, oranges, and reds are littering the forest floor and those clinging to the branches will soon follow.
Meet @: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center.
Saturday, October 26th
10:30 AM – Hike: Boucher Trail 1.5 hrs
Difficulty / Distance: Moderate difficulty, 3 miles.
Meet @: Silvercrest Picnic Area parking lot.

3:30 PM – Jr Rangers: Herpetology 40 min.
Discover secrets of our mountain’s scaly friends!
Meet @: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center.

7:00 PM – Campfire Program: Songs and Stories 30 min.
Join us for an evening of telling stories and singing campfire songs!
Meet @: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center

Sunday, October 27th
10:30 AM – Jr Rangers: Trout and Salmon 40 min.
Meet @: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center.


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