Self Guided Activities

Self Guided Junior Ranger Scavenger Hunt

kids on bikesIf you are up for the challenge, ride to each point of interest and collect clues. Learn about the historic value and the natural surroundings of Hollister Hills SVRA. Discover a secret phrase and collect a code to open a treasure box for your prize!

Download a copy of the self-guided scavenger hunt booklet here or pick up a copy in the small Visitor Center located in the Lower Ranch day use parking lot.

(All clues can be found in the Lower Ranch campgrounds and main road.)

Self Guided Treasure Hunt Activity Booklet


Walking Tours

bird creek bridgeVisit the Nature Area located in the Lower Ranch of Hollister Hills to walk this one-mile, relatively flat loop trail, to discover the many ways in which the San Andreas Fault affects your life.

Go on a tour of the Nature Area with the Beck Trek Self-Guided Trail Brochure.



4x4 Tours

view from hector heightsVisit the four wheel drive park at Hollister Hills and discover how the San Andreas fault shapes your recreation here at the park.

Go on a self-guided tour of the Upper Ranch with the Geology Brochure




Plant & Animal Guides

western azalea flower

 Hollister Hills Wildflower Guide


 tiger salamander 

Hollister Hills Reptile and Amphibian Guide