Sempervirens Fund volunteer Paul Davis maps the Sequoia Trail in Big Basin Redwoods State Park, by Dan Coyro, Santa Cruz Sentinel.
Explore Virtually With Google Trekker
San Lorenzo Valley Vista
Saratoga Gap Trail, Castle Rock State Park
Move your mouse around the image above to explore a section of the Saratoga Gap Trail (above) in Castle Rock State Park. You can turn around 360 degrees or click to move along the trail in either direction.
This Trekker imagery can help you plan your hiking or backpacking trips by giving you a better sense of the terrain or help you experience trails you may never be able to visit in person. You can also explore campgrounds to see what they really look like and to scope out the best site. Through our Tribute Program, donors name specific trees or groves in honor of a loved one. The maps can help you find the right trees or groves for such a dedication. And we also see potential for integrating this visual information into educational programming in the future.
Trekking to Tribute Trees
Google Trekker allows you to virtually hike down a trail and view dedicated trees and groves, like the examples below. It is a great tool to visit the location when you cannot be there in person. Learn more about how to honor someone with redwood trees dedicated as living memorial or gift.
Want to volunteer to Google Trek with us?
Sempervirens Fund would like to use Google Trekker to map more trails in the Santa Cruz mountains and is looking for volunteers to help. Please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page for contact information as well as additional volunteer opportunities. Specify your interest in Google Trekker when you contact us. Thank you!
More to Explore
- Hike, Bike & Ride the Santa Cruz Mountains
- Visit the Virtual Redwoods
- Google Street View - California State Parks
- Google Street View – Natural wonders and world landmarks
- Google Maps Treks
- Big Basin Redwoods State Park trails coming to Google Maps (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
- Google Trekker Shows the Way to Living Memorials (Hilltromper)