Anza Exploration in the San Francisco Bay Area

The East Bay Regional Park District in collaboration with the National Park Service have produced fourteen interpretive panels and a brochure covering the Anza Exploration. The panels circle the East Bay following Anza's spring exploration of the area. They commemorate the 1775-1776 Spanish Expedition which left New Spain and brought 240 settlers, soldiers and others bound for Alta California to colonize the region, explore, and establish San Francisco's presidio and mission. Anza's smaller East Bay exploration is featured in the interpretive panels and map, inviting people to retrace the travels of Anza and learn about the profound changes set in motion by the expedition on the future of the people and the land around us. The Juan Bautista de Anza Historic Trail is administered by the National Park Service. Funding for the panels was made possible by the National Park Service Challenge Cost Share Program in partnership with East Bay Regional Park District.

Anza Brochure - Click to download PDF

Anza Exploration Brochure [2 pg., 1.5 MB  (PDF)

Alameda Creek
Alameda Creek Trail  (PDF)

Antioch/Oakley (PDF)

Big Break
Big Break Regional Shoreline (PDF)

Carquinez Strait (PDF)

Contra Loma
Contra Loma Regional Park  (PDF)
en Espanol (PDF)

Dry Creek I
Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Trail (PDF)

Dry Creek II
Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park II (PDF)

Hiway 4
Delta Anza Regional Trail (PDF)

Mission Peak I
Mission Peak Regional Preserve (PDF)

Mision peak II
Mission Peak Regional Preserve II (PDF)

Wildcat Creek
Wildcat Canyon (PDF)

The Peralta Family Legacy
The Peralta Family Legacy (PDF)
en Espanol (PDF)