Big Basin State Park, nestled in steep hills and ridges above Santa Cruz, is the California's oldest State park, established in 1922 in order to preserve the ever dwindling stocks of old-growth Redwoods that once blanketed the coast.
Today's scenic jaunt, at Wilder Ranch State Historic Park located just north of Santa Cruz on the Pacific Coast, is a wonderful hike that will appeal to people and families of all ages.
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