Join us on this docent-led nature walk and learn lots of fun facts about the history of the Park and the inhabitants of the redwood forest (we're talking plants and critters). Photographer, plant expert and docent of the California State Parks and Sempervirens, Scott Peden, is our guide.
Looking for the best scenic outlooks in the Santa Cruz Moutains? Look no further, because Eagle Rock is the highest peak in all of Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Get ready for truly incredible views -- take in half of Big Basin Park, all the way to Sempervirens Point and Castle Rock.
This nature walk is for those who love taking their time along the trail to examine the flora and fauna in detail. Docent Scott's latest book is called Life on a Redwood Post and it's all about seeing nature up close, very close, which is what we'll be doing for much of this nature walk.
We'll begin our hike at Little Basin and proceed along a 6 mile loop with lots of elevation gains and (no surprise) steep downhill trails. Hiking poles advised. Wear broken in hiking shoes - no new boots/shoes.
Duration: 6 hours
Mileage: 6 miles
Elevation:2488 ft / 758 m
Approximate Hiking Pace: 1 mile per hour
Bring your lunch and water
Location can be tricky to find. Here's a map to Little Basin Road. The trailhead is off of Little Basin Road. We're meeting at 21700 Little Basin Road (at the WOLF School Campus)