Tidewaters Rising! A King Tide Hike

Tidewaters Rising! A King Tide Hike

Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Join the Point Reyes National Seashore Association for a family-friendly program to see how extreme winter tides flood the restored Giacomini Wetland in Point Reyes Station. During this interpretive walk through the flooded wetland, learn about climate change, tides and what King Tides can tell us about the future of our local coastline as sea level rises. Dress for the weather, and bring binoculars to view the beautiful birds and wildlife. You might also want to bring a camera to capture some images to share with the Coastal Commission’s California King Tides Photo Project. Rubber boots will be provided if requested in advance. Remember, this is a free event and space is limited so sign up today!


-Registration is first-come, first served.

-Children must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

-Please list parent and children names in the attendees drop-down menu.

-Expect another email prior to the event after registration with more details and directions.

-Heavy rain or storm will cancel this event.

-We'll be walking in shallow, muddy water over uneven terrain.

-This is a zero-waste event.

-In order to keep these events free or low-cost, a $10 donation is generally suggested and very much appreciated.



10:00 – Gather and welcome at the white barn at Giacomini Wetland- take trail from 3rd and C Streets.

10:20 – Distribute boots and hike into the wetland.

11:30 – Approximate high tide- Explore the wetland first-hand as we watch the water come in, flooding the wetland with each passing minute.

12:00 - Head back to barn, exchange boots and farewell.


What to Bring:

  • Warm variable weather clothing that can get muddy

  • Extra layers

  • Rain gear

  • Rubber boots (If you would like to borrow a pair of rubber boots, contact the email below)

  • Water bottle

  • Day pack

  • Sun protection

  • Notepad and pen (Optional)

  • Binoculars (Optional)

  • Camera (Optional)


Adult and Family Program:

The Point Reyes National Seashore Association Adult and Family Program is a new series of events catered to adults and families that want to experience the National Seashore together in a new way. Every program is designed to be educational and entertaining for both adults and children. Many of our scheduled events are either free or low-cost, and you can register through our website at ptreyes.org. For any questions about current or future Adult and Family Program events, please email fieldinstitute@ptreyes.org, or call at 415-663-1200, ext. 307.

In order to keep these events free or low-cost, a $10 donation is generally suggested and very appreciated.