San Jose, California
Henry Cowell, Santa Cruz County
This incredible park is nestled in the forested coastal mountains just a few miles from Santa Cruz. The park is nearly
1,800 acres of remarkable diversity. Mammoth redwoods, some over 2,000 years old, lush stream canyons, open sunny meadows,
pine and oak forests and chaparral covered ridges are just some of the beauty we will experience on this adventure. We will
meet at the visitor center parking lot.
Directions: From San Jose: Hwy 17 to Mt. Herman Rd; follow this and turn right on Graham Hill Rd. Continue until you
intersect with Hwy 9 and turn left. Go Approx. ½ mile to the Park entrance on the left.
Drive Time: 40 minutes - Parking: $6 - Dogs Not Allowed
The hike will begin at the Redwood loop trail to the River Trail to Rincon Fire Rd to Big Rock Hole Trail, where the Meeting will be. Bring an extra pair of tennis shoes or sandals because we will be wading across the creek. After the meeting, we will return by the way of the Buckeye Trail and Pipeline Rd. back to the parking lot.Level:3 - Miles: 7- Elevation: 800' - Host: Rick B.
RECOMMENDED: Bring water, sunscreen and wear layers.