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MON: Closed

TUE - THU : 10am - 5pm

FRI & SAT : 10am - 10pm

SUN : 10am - 5pm

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Night Hikes



Night Hikes at Chabot!

Join us for hikes through our redwoods! Trail walks are led by an experienced hiker and Chabot educator and feature discussions about the natural environment, events and objects in the sky.

Tickets: $12 (does not include Admission to the Center)

Call (510) 336-7373 for reservations or to book online choose your date on our calendar
**Advanced reservations are encouraged as our hikes sell out quickly**
(Walk-ups are welcome, however, space permitting)

Hike Definitions

  • Easy: 1-3 miles, moderate to slow paced, along fairly level terrai
  • Moderate: 4-5 miles with some hills, at a moderate pace
  • Strenuous: 6-7 miles, hilly, at a moderate to moderately brisk pace

For All Hikes We Recommend

  • Wear layers as the weather can change
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Bring a snack and water bottle
  • Flashlight



Upcoming Dates

  • Full Moon Hike
    Friday, August 8 (6:15pm - 9:30pm)
    Hike under the beautiful gibbous moon through the redwoods from twilight to moonlight on a moderate 4-5 mile hike. After the hike, stay and explore other amazing objects in the night sky through our telescopes (weather permitting) or tour the Telescope Makers Workshop. Hike will take place rain or shine.
  • Dog Days of Summer
    Dog-Friendly Full Moon Hike
    Saturday, August 9 (7:15pm – 8:30pm)
    Bring your dog and hike under the beautiful full moon through the redwoods from twilight to moonlight on an easy 2-3 mile hike. After the hike, stay and explore other amazing objects in the night sky through our telescopes (weather permitting) or tour the Telescope Makers Workshop. Hike will take place rain or shine.

    Please note, all waiver forms must be signed before your dog can join the fun! Also, our planetarium and main exhibit spaces will be "dog-free" areas on the event day. If you plan to see shows, we advise to not bring your dog to the Center. Dogs will not be permitted to be left in cars.
  • Family Hike
    Friday, August 29 (6:45pm - 8:30pm)
    Enjoy an easy 1-2 mile end-of-summer hike through the beautiful redwoods and watch the sun set over the bay! Come back in the evening to explore the night sky through our telescopes (weather permitting) or tour the Telescope Makers Workshop. Hike will take place rain or shine.
  • Night Hike
    Friday, September 5 (6pm - 9pm)
    Hike under the beautiful gibbous moon through the redwoods from twilight to moonlight on a moderate 4-5 mile hike. After the hike, stay and explore other amazing objects in the night sky through our telescopes (weather permitting) or tour the Telescope Makers Workshop. Hike will take place rain or shine.
  • Night Hike
    Friday, September 26 (6pm - 7:45pm)
    Hike under the beautiful crescent moon through the redwoods from twilight to moonlight on an easy 1-2 mile hike. After the hike, stay and explore other amazing objects in the night sky through our telescopes (weather permitting) or tour the Telescope Makers Workshop. Hike will take place rain or shine.
  • Night Hike
    Friday, October 3 (6pm - 9pm)
    Hike under the beautiful gibbous moon through the redwoods from twilight to moonlight on a moderate 4-5 mile hike. After the hike, stay and explore other amazing objects in the night sky through our telescopes (weather permitting) or tour the Telescope Makers Workshop. Hike will take place rain or shine.
  • Night Hike
    Friday, October 31 (5pm - 7:45pm)
    Hike under the first quarter moon through the redwoods from twilight to moonlight on a easy 2-3 mile hike. After the hike, stay and explore other amazing objects in the night sky through our telescopes (weather permitting) or tour the Telescope Makers Workshop. Hike will take place rain or shine.