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History, adventure await at Big Basin Redwoods

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

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Among the giants

Big Basin boasts over 81 miles of trails that take hikers through old-growth forest, past waterfalls, into canyon bottoms and up to chaparral hillsides, and there is even a trail — the Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail — that will take hikers all the way out to Waddell Beach and a freshwater marsh. The variety of microclimates and wildlife will keep visitors on their toes. But of course the real draw is being among the giants of the forest.