Big Basin Redwoods State Park (Santa Cruz County)
OTE Ratings: O7/T2/E5
Distance: 20 - 35 miles
Time: 3.5 - 6 hours
USGS 7.5' topo: Big Basin, CA (eastern portion, including park headquarters); Franklin Point, CA (western portion); Ano Nuevo, CA (Waddell Creek)
There are many possible rides here. Most are only on fire roads.
Can be long, but there are also some shorter possibilities. The
high "O" rating is because of the beauty and relative remoteness
of the redwood forests. Also, check out the
Waddell Creek trail description.
Directions to the start
Highway 9 to highway 236, to Big Basin Headquarters ("BBHQ").
Editor's note (1996.09.19)
A park ranger has kindly informed me that the rides that
used to be described here run through a piece of private property.
We'll be updating this page in the future with fully-legal rides.
©1995-2007 Doug Landauer
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