Adventures Tagged: Santa Cruz

Hiking in Big Basin - Redwood Memorial Trail and Skyline to the Sea Hiking in Big Basin - Redwood Memorial Trail and Skyline to the Sea Hiking in Big Basin - Redwood Memorial Trail and Skyline to the Sea

Gorgeous tree-canopied hike through the Redwood Loop Trail and it’s giant redwood trees, followed by an out and back journey to Berry Creek Falls along the Skyline to the Sea Trail.

Backpacking Skyline to the Sea Trail Backpacking Skyline to the Sea Trail Backpacking Skyline to the Sea Trail

Skyline to the Sea Trail was one of my first non-sierra backpacking trips. Wasn’t sure how it would compare. While it may be true it’s missing the rugged mountain panoramas, it makes up for it with beautiful plant life everywhere and a diversity of terrains. This is a fairly lengthy 35 mile trail that I did in 3 nights.

Hiking in Big Basin State Park Hiking in Big Basin State Park Hiking in Big Basin State Park

Big Basin Redwoods State Park is located in the Santa Cruz mountains off Hwy 35. Giant trees and a cool shady hike with waterfalls await.

Disc Golfing at De La Veaga in Santa Cruz Disc Golfing at De La Veaga in Santa Cruz Disc Golfing at De La Veaga in Santa Cruz

This 27+ hole course in Santa Cruz, CA is a must-play. De La Veaga disc golf course is the premiere disc golf course near the SF Bay Area. It’s fun year round and often offers a cool escape from hot days in the summer.

Disc Golfing at Black Mouse in Felton Disc Golfing at Black Mouse in Felton Disc Golfing at Black Mouse in Felton

Disc among the redwoods toward the top of the hill on Hwy 17 in Santa Cruz. The Black Mouse disc golf course is a nice and shady 18-holer.