"¡Vayan Subiendo!"

"Everyone mount up!" was the rousing call from Juan Bautista de Anza. In 1775-76, Anza led some 240 men, women, and children on an epic journey to establish the first non-Native settlement at San Francisco Bay. Today, the 1,200-mile Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail connects history, culture, and outdoor recreation from Nogales, Arizona, to the San Francisco Bay Area.


Griffith Park Workshop

Los Angeles Workshop May 16

Become an Anza Trail Ambassador in Griffith Park. National Park Service workshop, Saturday May 16, 9AM - 3PM

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Summer Job for a Teacher: Apply by May 25

Work in Oakland this summer as a Teacher-Ranger-Teacher with the Anza Trail. Apply by May 25

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Pasados del Presidio

June Events Honor Founding of San Francisco

Campfire programs and kids' events at the Presidio of San Francisco honor the arrival of SF's founding families in June 1776.

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NPS Centennial

#FindYourPark: The Anza Trail & the NPS Centennial

Tools & resources for Anza Trail partners and friends to leverage the National Park Service Centennial!

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#Anza Trail sign

Tag Your Place on the #AnzaTrail

Create a custom sign to show off your place on the #AnzaTrail!

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Online Anza Trail Experience

Explore the route, create maps, find events & discover more on the Anza Trail's dynamic web experience, in partnership with the Anza Trail Foundation.

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Anza Trail Film

Leaving for California. Riding Into History.

Watch the Anza Expedition film, in English or Spanish, and learn how American history was written in 1776... in the West.

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Style Guide

Exhibit Style Guide

Developing a wayside exhibit to interpret your place along the Anza Trail? Our wayside style guide will help.

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Two reenactors

1200 Miles. Unlimited Possibilities.

Trail maintenance, recreation, period re-enactments, and more – our partners offer opportunities to discover yourself in the story of the Anza Trail.

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