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Loch Lomond Recreation Area

Adventure | Felton

Bigfoot Discovery Museum

Culture | Felton

Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub

Food+Drink | Boulder Creek

Fairview Manor B&B

Lodging | Ben Lomond

Los Gatos

Towns | Santa Clara County

Bargetto Winery

Wineries | Santa Cruz

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Madrone & Manzanita

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Sandhills and Sand Chaparral Communities

Coast Redwoods


Banana Slugs

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Hike to Berry Creek Falls

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.

Guide To Goat Rock

A great staging ground for a number of adventures, from bouldering to rock climbing, day hiking to backpacking, and even birding. The crown jewel, Goat Rock, is a limestone formation that is typical of the park’s geology and the splendid vistas boast one of the absolute best views of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

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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That’s My Park: Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks

01 | 13 | 2019

Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks is a local non-profit that supports 32 California State Parks from Watsonville to Half Moon Bay. Founded in 1976 as the Monterey Bay Natural History Museum, the organization has evolved...

Local Gifts & Souvenirs at SCM Clothing

12 | 14 | 2018

Looking for some locally made gifts for the holidays? Visit SCM Clothing in Ben Lomond for artisan jewelry, clothing, stickers and much much more! Located next to the gas station across from Coffee 9.

Tripping out at the Mystery Spot

11 | 02 | 2018

Perception is reality, but at the Mystery Spot, everything seems unreal. One minute the person next to you is shorter, and the next they’ve grown taller––balls roll uphill, and chairs stand on walls.

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