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Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve Tours

Volunteer-led tours of the Reserve are held every Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

There is also an early birding walk the first Saturday of every month at 8:30 a.m.

All tours meet at the Visitor Center, rain or shine. No notice or reservations are needed for groups of under six people. There is no additional fee for tours.

Dogs and bicycles are NOT allowed on any of the Reserve trails. Dogs should not be left in cars while you hike the trails or take tours.

Group Reservations

Want to bring your group to the Reserve? Please phone ahead of time before bringing any group to the Reserve. Special docent-led tours can be arranged with at least two months notice.

School Fieldtrips

School field trips are by Reservation only. Teachers must first complete a Teacher Workshop before bringing a class to the Reserve.


Please call Tricia Wilson at (831) 728-2822 for information and reservations.

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