Big Basin State Park

Bringing the Woods to the Internet: Google Trekker in Big Basin

Photo by: Allie Caulfield, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Old Growth Redwood

A loud crack sounds behind you… that was no squirrel. Just around the next bend on a twisting, shaded trail in Big Basin, something is coming. You turn the corner, peeking past a large redwood tree and are greeted by an eye, a mechanical eye! The robots are here!

Remembering Scott Peden

Scott Peden leading a nature walk at Rancho del Oso.

Like a gentle modern mountain man, the longtime docent delighted many with his knowledge of nature and his enthusiasm for Waddell Creek and Big Basin.

Student Project Aids Endangered Seabird

The presence of ravens, encouraged by crumbs, poses a threat to Big Basin's marbled murrelets. Public domain photo.

When campers and picnickers leave crumbs and food about the redwood forest, they unwittingly threaten a small but heroic seabird. A high school volunteer project helps mitigate the danger.

Big Basin Founders' Day

Self-portrait of photographer-turned-activist A.P. Hill, who helped found the Sempervirens Club and save the last big trees in Big Basin.

Celebrate California's first state park and the start of the modern conservation movement this Saturday at Big Basin.

Rain Sorcery: A Wyrd Hike with Newts

On a witchy, late November morning, I set out in a steady rainstorm from Waddell Beach. My plan was to hike to the waterfalls—Berry Creek, Silver and Golden—in Big Basin Redwoods State Park and witness the season’s first heavy rain roar through the trio of cataracts.