• Anza Trail

    Juan Bautista de Anza

    National Historic Trail AZ,CA

Places To Go

There are eight National Park Service sites located along the Anza Trail corridor. For directions, visit the National Park Service Sites webpage.

To learn about sites with primary exhibits or information on the 1775-76 Anza Expedition and the Anza Trail, visit the Anza Related Sites webpage.

Use the on-line Anza Trail Guide to plan your visit for each of the 19 counties along the trail.

Did You Know?

Anza didn't visit the La Brea tarpits, but saw another oil seep nearby.

Juan Bautista de Anza, who established the Anza Trail, led more than 240 settlers up the California coast in 1775. They experienced a 3 minute earthquake one day. Another day they saw crude oil bubbling out of the ground and found more oil on the beach as it bubbled up and washed ashore. More...