Plan a Trek in the Woods!
On the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, our participating wineries welcome passport aficionados into their 50+ tasting rooms throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, each offering a unique…
The Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge is road bike event and FUNDRAISER hosted by cyclists for cyclists. Hosted by the Santa Cruz County Cycling Club, a 100% volunteer-run 501c(3) non profit.
Discover the hidden art studios of Bonny Doon during the seventh annual Bonny Doon Studio Tour, Saturday and Sunday, July 28 & 29, 2018. High above the coastal fog, in the majestic redwood forests and pastoral fields of Bonny Doon…
Plan a Trek
Butano State Park doesn’t have the enormous ancient redwoods you’ll find at other Redwood State Parks, though it’s rumored that in some secret corner, far off-trail, there hides one of the tallest specimens in these mountains. Still, it more than makes up for lack of accessible old-growth groves with its biodiversity and panoramic views.
One can experience an excellent hike to the iconic Berry Creek Falls by hiking a 9-mile out-and-back trail from Big Basin HQ. Of course, the full splendor comes on the 11-mile loop, with three additional waterfalls, all of them along the spectacular Berry Creek Falls Trail.
In 1902, the early environmental movement saw one of its crowning moments come to glorious fruition with the formation of the California Redwood Park. The park, later renamed Big Basin Redwoods State Park, would prove to be the first unit in what would eventually evolve into the modern California State Parks system.
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It seems Brookdale Lodge has not only bridged its own life and death, but transcends dimensions too. Nestled in the enchanting redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains in the San Lorenzo Valley, the former getaway of Hollywood...
If you like a tasty brew, you will enjoy exploring the craft beer taprooms in Santa Cruz County. There are some sixteen craft breweries and fifteen taprooms and counting in the county where you can enjoy flavorful, refreshing brews.