California State Park Guided Tours

California State Park Guided Tours

As a state park, we are a unique property that provides distinctive experiences for our guests as well as to the public. We are lucky to have wildlife, history and the beach to make any trip a fun one! Park staff-led tours provide a wealth of knowledge about this coastal refuge, and you will walk away with a new perspective or a renewed appreciation of Asilomar's natural and cultural history. There are 3 Tours you can attend:

1. Asilomar Birds & Their Habitat Homes

Asilomar Bird Watching Group Tour

An easy walk through the lower Conference Grounds to discover how the approximately 60 different bird species at Asilomar utilize their respective habitats.
Topics include:

  • The most common Asilomar birds and how to identify them
  • Their natural history
  • Recommendations for local birding spots to check out

2. Asilomar Ramble

Merrill Hall Exterior at Asilomar Hotel & Conference Grounds

The Asilomar Ramble is an overview of the historical beginnings of Asilomar, the park’s distinctive and large collection of Julia Morgan architecture. Learn about Asilomar’s unique history as one of the first conference grounds to be owned and operated by a women’s group in the United States.

3. Dunes & Coast Trail Hike

Boardwalk leading to Asilomar Beach

You will learn about the preservation and management of this unique natural habitat – the last of its kind in Pacific Grove. Visit the Asilomar Native Plant Greenhouse where seeds are germinated for the management and conservation of the Asilomar Conference Grounds forest and dunes habitats.

Make sure to include these tours as part of your itinerary this summer!

For times and dates please go to our State Park Ranger-Guided Tours page or visit the CA State Parks Website.


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