Cutting deep into the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains, this long hike features giant old-growth redwoods and a trio of awesome waterfalls in a wild setting. Of all the redwood groves south of San Francisco, the most magnicficent groves and the greatest redwood wilderness is found in Big Basin Redwoods State Park, deep in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
The park, California’s oldest state park, preserves 18,000 acres, more than half of which is old- growth forest. The rest of the park is made of second-growth redwoods and mixed forests of oaks and firs and coastal chaparral. While the ancient redwoods are a chief attraction, the park also boasts numerous beautiful waterfalls.
Boulder Creek, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 6.2-10.2 miles