Santa Cruz, Ca – Home to four different ecosystems – redwood, riparian, sandhill chaparral, and grassland – Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is an exciting experience rich in biological diversity.
Oakland, Ca – Just outside of the East Bay’s urban sprawl, Redwood Regional offers visitors the chance to see second and third-generation redwoods and a recovering stream habitat.
Boulder Creek, Ca – In 1902, Big Basin became California’s first state park. Today, it protects one of the largest continuous stretches of old-growth coast redwood south of San Francisco.
Half Moon Bay, Ca – Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve offers rich history and wildlife. Learn about its recovery from logging and its amphibian resident, the California newt.
Woodside, Ca – Ever had Folger’s coffee? The Folger family played a large role in the history of this park. Learn this and more in our guide to Wunderlich County Park.
Los Gatos, Ca – From sandstone to redwood trees, Castle Rock State Park is a Bay Area hiking spot that you don’t want to miss.