Big Basin is a beautiful state park located in the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Established in 1902, Big Basin Redwoods State Park is the oldest state park in California. It is home to jaw-dropping redwoods that date back further than the Roman Empire and be as tall as the Statue of Liberty. With over 80 miles of trails to explore, you have many options. One such option is the Howard King Trail.
The 10.6-mile Howard King Trail takes you through the giant redwoods, allowing you to explore the amazing wildlife. One of the highlights of this out and back trail is the Mt. McAbee Overlook. This is a great place to stop for lunch, relax, and enjoy the stunning views of the park, Waddell Beach, and the Pacific Ocean.
Explore the Howard King Trail at Big Basin Redwoods State Park down by the bay.