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Gateway to Big Basin

Big Basin and now the Gateway to Big Basin are all crucial pieces in a more than century long puzzle to connect protected land and secure its forests, waterways, wildlife, and recreational opportunities for generations to come. But we can’t do it without the support of people like you. Read on to learn why the Gateway to Big Basin needs to be preserved by January 31, 2022.

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Big Basin: Honor its Past, Build it to Last

If you love Big Basin, please consider this: reimagining Big Basin can pioneer a new model for California’s state parks, just as Big Basin was more than a century ago. We believe that in this moment of transformation, Big Basin can lead the way for the State Parks to enter into a new era of public parks–one that is desperately needed. 

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Big Basin Student Trip Redwood

Nature for All: Explore the Outdoors

Exploring the diverse ecosystems and marvels of coast redwood forests can be a rich, rewarding, and life-changing experience. But not everyone feels welcome in nature or comfortable visiting our region’s parks. We believe everyone deserves safe, welcoming, and inclusive access to the coast redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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Hiking in fall at Big Basin.

Fall & Winter Outdoor Ideas 2020

Whether you want to get out to explore the changing colors of oaks and maples, watch banana slugs and salamanders move across the damp earth, listen to the low roar of a gushing waterfall, or even camp overnight, here are some ideas for fall and winter outdoor opportunities to enjoy the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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Hiking in fall at Big Basin.

Fall & Winter Outdoor Ideas 2018

The crisp coolness in the air smells fresh, the leaves are changing color and starting to fall, and squirrels are gathering nuts for the winter ahead. Our seasons may be subtle here in the Bay Area but there is no denying it – fall is here. The wonderful thing about the Santa Cruz Mountains is…

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