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Adventure | Santa Cruz Mountains

Butano State Park

Adventure | Pescadero

Byrne-Milliron Forest

Adventure | Corralitos

David C. Daniels Nature Center

Adventure | La Honda

Wilder Ranch State Park

Adventure | Santa Cruz

Windy Hill Open Space Preserve

Adventure | Woodside

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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.

Adventures in Felton

04 | 28 | 2018

Nestled in San Lorenzo Valley in the Santa Cruz Mountains is the quaint, historic town of Felton with a population just over 4,000. Things to do and see include 80 miles of hiking trails at a nearby state park, a restored 1892 covered bridge, and rides on a...

Awesome Panoramic Views

04 | 24 | 2018

This one is the most accessible and truly a drive-up panoramic views in the mountains as it boasts the best view directly from the parking area, which is adjacent to Highway 9. While you can walk down the Skyline to the Sea Trail in either direction to find...

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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.

Hunting for Banana Slugs

Banana slugs are fascinating, even mesmerizing to observe in person. Watching one slide its way down a portion of a miles-long trail or up the side of a towering redwood is a meditative experience. However, despite their low speeds, they’re not always the easiest organisms to track down.

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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Places to Go & Things to Do

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Portola Redwoods State Park

Adventure | La Honda

Roaring Camp Railroads

Adventure | Felton

Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve

Adventure | Woodside

Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve

Adventure | Los Gatos

The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park

Adventure | Aptos

Wilder Ranch State Park

Adventure | Santa Cruz

Windy Hill Open Space Preserve

Adventure | Woodside