Tuesday, October 25, 2011

97 Big Basin Redwoods State Park - Santa Cruz Mountains

Declan hikes Big Basin Redwoods - multiplicity 
Tall Redwoods
Scenic trails
Let me start of with saying that we just did not give this place enough time so we will be going back.

The Big Basin Redwoods State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains if a scenic old growth forest which is great to hike around on the many marked trails. (trail map)

With 80 miles of trails we only tasted a couple of miles but then that was mainly due to having a 3 year old with little legs slowing us down a little.

The hike was just great and having our own Naturalist guide; my wife Julia, meant that we had a full run down on the decomposition and breakdown process, fungus identification and many discussions relating to anything from banana slugs to the difference between old growth forests compared to logged regrowth forests.

We had scenic spots to stop at, fallen trees to climb and to go under and streams to cross.

Reuben takes the
high road
The park address is:

Big Basin Redwoods State Park
21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, California, U.S.A.

Google Maps location is here and the State Park website is http://www.bigbasin.org/index.html

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