Anza Trail Blog

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A Beautiful Arrival Ceremony at the Presidio of San Francisco, June 25, 2016

Tagged as:   California , Culture , Hispanic heritage , Mexico , San Francisco County , Volunteers , history , living history , women , youth

Every year descendants of the original families of the second Juan Bautista de Anza Expedition, through their group Los Californianos, return to… Read more »

Los Angeles Event Helps Anza Trail Reach its Centennial Goals

Tagged as:   California , Los Angeles County , Recreation Trail , youth

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti certified 30 miles of the Los Angeles River Greenway as an official component of the Anza Trail… Read more »

Oakland College Students Build Anza Trail "Parklet" on Campus

Tagged as:   Alameda County , California , urban , youth

Laney College architecture students helped Oakland, California, join the National Park Service Centennial celebration by unveiling a "national parklet" on campus.   Laura… Read more »

Where the Anza Trail Meets Silicon Valley: The View from Coyote Valley Open Space

Tagged as:   California , Santa Clara County

On June 27, 2015, as Anza Expedition descendants commemorated their ancestors’ arrival at the Presidio of San Francisco, a new public land… Read more »

Art Walk Brings Students Through Oakland History

Tagged as:   Alameda County , Art , California , Historic Sites , youth

This week students brought art and history together for a unique walk to Oakland's Peralta Hacienda, a certified site of the Juan… Read more »

Daughters of the American Revolution Unveil Anza Marker in Morgan Hill

Tagged as:   California , Historic Sites , Santa Clara County , Volunteers , history

The California State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (CSSDAR) has commemorated the Anza Expedition with a new marker at the expedition’s… Read more »

Photo Essay Shares a View Along the Anza Trail

Tagged as:   Art , California , Culture , Imperial County

An off road vehicle user has been riding the Ocotillo Wells area since he was a toddler. A sheepherder from Peru spends many… Read more »

5th Annual Anza Days Coming to Mission San Gabriel March 15

Tagged as:   California , Historic Sites , Los Angeles County , Missions , Volunteers , living history

Presents the th Anza Days at Mission San Gabriel Sunday, March 15, 201510AM - 3PM San Gabriel Mission 428 South Mission Drive San… Read more »

An Illustrated Hike Along the New Miller Trail

Tagged as:   California , Contra Costa County , Recreation Trail

Winter time in the Bay Area brings a sense of unpredictable adventure when planning outdoor excursions, and this proved true on my… Read more »

Las Posadas Returns to the Martinez Adobe, Dec. 6

Tagged as:   California , Contra Costa County , Volunteers , history

(Download the Flyer Below) Experience Las Posadas at the Martinez Adobe, on the grounds of the John Muir National Historic Site: Saturday,… Read more »

Call for Artists: Anza Expedition from Native California Perspective. Apply by Dec. 31.

Tagged as:   California , Native American

The California Indian Heritage Center Foundation is calling for Native American artists to produce new visual artwork that shares the Native Californian… Read more »

Experiencing Los Angeles and the Walk of the Pobladores

Tagged as:   California , Historic Sites , Los Angeles County

As a park ranger I’ve really become an enthusiast for long walks, and I mean all sorts of long treks, from hiking… Read more »

Anza Trail Walk in the Southland

Tagged as:   California , Historic Sites , Los Angeles County , Recreation Trail , hiking

Hike the Anza Trail through the Whittier Narrows to Old Mission San Gabriel In sprawling East Los Angeles County, nature, history, and… Read more »

South Pasadena Woman's Love of History Brings New Anza Trail Exhibit to San Gabriel

Tagged as:   California , Historic Sites , Los Angeles County , Volunteers

On Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 1PM, youth participating in the San Gabriel Mission's annual mission model contest will take a break… Read more »

Restoring Healthy Wetlands Along the Anza Trail

Tagged as:   Arizona , California , Historic Sites , Nature , San Francisco County , Santa Cruz County

The Anza Trail is bookended by a lake and a wetland. Symbols of life and sustenance, they served as the southernmost and… Read more »

East Bay Hills Thru Hike & Ride on the Bay Area Ridge Trail

Tagged as:   Alameda County , Bay Area Ridge Trail , California , East Bay Regional Park District , Recreation Trail , equestrian , hiking

The weather at daybreak was very foggy and wet, but we felt no chill, as it seems this country is a more… Read more »

Bike the Anza Trail in Wildcat Canyon

Tagged as:   California , Contra Costa County , Recreation Trail , biking , hiking

The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) is the largest regional park district in the country; it manages more than 112,000 acres… Read more »

Hike Along the Salinas River in El Paso de Los Robles

Tagged as:   California , Recreation Trail , San Luis Obispo County , hiking

El Paso de los Robles translates as “Pass of the Oaks.” This central coast community, known simply as “Paso” by locals, is… Read more »

Stay Where the Anza Expedition Camped

Tagged as:   California , Historic Sites , Missions , Monterey County

There is nothing quite like staying at the Hacienda at Fort Hunter Liggett. It’s like entering several time warps. For starters, it… Read more »

Hike the Anza Trail through Fort Ord National Monument

Tagged as:   California , Monterey County , Recreation Trail , biking , equestrian , hiking

On April 20, 2012, President Obama signed a proclamation to designate Fort Ord National Monument. The former military installation holds some of the… Read more »

Roberto-Sunol Adobe Acquired by California Pioneers of Santa Clara County

Tagged as:   California , Historic Sites , Santa Clara County

San Jose has only two extant adobes, one of which is the Roberto-Sunol Adobe at 770 Lincoln Avenue in the Willow Glen… Read more »

Hike the Anza Trail in Calabasas

Tagged as:   California , Los Angeles County , Recreation Trail , hiking

The Anza Expedition camped at a site Anza called Agua Escondida (hidden water) on February 22, 1776. The historic campsite was located… Read more »