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San Jose, California
September 25th , 2010
Big Basin Redwoods State Park,
Santa Clara County , CA
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Big Basin Redwoods State Park,
September 25th, 2010
*****9:00 AM*****
We will start early as it may be hot and the hike will take 6 to 7 hours.

The Place

Big Basin Redwoods State Park was established in 1902 on 3800 acres of mostly old growth forest.  In addition to old growth coastal redwoods, some over 300 feet tall, there are also Douglas fir, tan oak, madrone, wax myrtle and many other trees that complete the canopy.  Many varieties of wildflowers such as Indian paintbrush, monkey flower, bush poppies and yerba santa are visible during the spring. In the summer there is redwood sorrel, salal, redwood violets, trillium, star lily and mountain iris.

Where to Meet:

Park Headquarters and Visitors Center.

Walking the Walk

The hike will begin following the Skyline to the Sea Train to Berry Creek Falls. Just before the falls the trail leads to Waddell Creek which we will follow a short distance to the meeting place. The return is via the Howard King Trail  zigzagging across Hihn Hammond Road. From Howard King there are views of the ocean on a clear day.

 

Level: 3.5- Miles: 10.5 - Elevation change:Approx 800' - Host: Cathy C.

Directions:

From the San Jose area, take Hwy 9 up to the CA35/Skyline Blvd intersection, crossing 35 and staying on 9. Drive west about 6 miles and turn right onto CA 236, which is a narrow winding road.  Drive 8 miles to the park headquarters and park in the lot across the street from the Park Headquarters and Visitors Center.

Travel time from San Jose: 1 hour

Know Before You Go:

Parking $10
It my be hot in September, dress in layers, wear a hat and use sunscreen.
No dogs allowed.
Bring something is sit on during the meeting.
It is suggested that you prepare for the possibility of poison oak along the trail. Either cover you legs and arms or take some other precaution.



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