Nestled in California's oldest state park, this popular 11 mile loop hike begins
at the Big Basin park headquarters, and follows undulating Sunset Trail downhill
through forested canyons to a series of three dramatic waterfalls. The return
leg, a segment of Skyline to the Sea Trail, rises along murmuring creeks back
to the trailhead.
This hike is a Bay Area classic, particularly for folks who love redwoods and waterfalls.
This hike is a Bay Area classic, particularly for folks from all over the world who have never before seen a redwood -- expect lots of company on the trails in the summer.
Hike 3: Buzzard's Roost
In this 5 mile out-and-back hike, you'll start under the redwoods at park headquarters and climb through chaparral and pine to the odd rock formations at Buzzard's Roost.
High points: The hike is an easy journey through a mixture of bay area vegetation. The rock formations at Buzzard's Roost are totally unique, and the views are tremendous.
Low points: You'll weave through the masses at park headquarters, but in just a few minutes you'll leave most of the tourists behind.
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