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History, adventure await at Big Basin Redwoods

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on May 16, 2013, 6:06 p.m.
Big Basin Road

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Old-growth forest treasure

Big Basin Redwoods State Park was established in 1902, making it California's oldest state park. Over the years and with the help of dedicated conservationists, the park's boundaries have spread from the original 3,800 acres to more than 18,000 acres. Included in this is 10,800 acres of old-growth forest. This is an incredible treasure, as there are few old-growth forests left, and very few of the ancient giants that so capture our wonder and imaginations.