Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Santa Cruz, CA (June 2004)

A hike in the redwoods at Big Basin has got to be one of our favorites.

Nestled in the a section of the Coastal Range between Santa Cruz and San Jose, Big Basin Redwoods State Park is home to 18,000 acres of Coastal Redwood trees.  Though not as big as their Giant Sequoia Redwood cousins these trees are still impressive and a hike in and amongst them never ceases to put a kink in your neck from constantly looking hundreds of feet in the air.