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.

Renowned Science Group Embraces Redwood Mojo

At the Wender Group Grove in June 2016. Scott Peden photo.

VIDEO: Using nature as inspiration, Stanford's Wender Group creates lifesaving compounds in the laboratory. A redwood grove in Castle Rock State Park stands as a powerful monument to their work.

Saving Big Trees for Little Kids

Anthony Carreno, 8,  shows some style at a Santa Cruz Warriors Kids Slam Dunk Contest last night. Chip Scheuer photo.

Santa Cruz Warriors team up with Sempervirens Fund to highlight #TeamRedwoods campaign.

Get Outside on Black Friday!

Black Friday is so pre-2015. This Nov. 27, go outside! Photo courtesy Save The Redwoods.

On Friday, Nov. 27, Hilltromper's leading a hike at Henry Cowell and Save The Redwoods League will pay your entrance fee to a redwood state park near you. #OptOutside!

Google Trekker Shows the Way to Living Memorials

Amanda Krauss and Paul Davis study a Big Basin map before hitting the trail with Trekker. Hilltromper photo.

Sempervirens Fund maps 60 miles of hiking trails in Big Basin, enabling those who've dedicated redwood trees and groves to virtually visit the park.

Camping in The Great Park

Want to sleep under a redwood? The Great Park has almost 500 campsites designed for that very purpose.

Sleep beneath towering redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Pescadero Creek County Park: Brook Trail Loop

Redwoods on the Brook Trail. Pescadero Creek does "misty forest" very well.

A satisfying half-day hike featuring long valley views, skyscraping redwoods and a delightful mini-gorge complete with a waterfall built to scale.

The Tallest Redwoods in The Great Park

Ten of the 14 biggest trees in the Santa Cruz Mountains are found in Big Basin. Photo: Allie Caulfield

The loftiest trees in the Santa Cruz Mountains are more than 300 feet tall—and you'll find them all inside the Great Park.

Hike The Great Park: Whitehouse Ridge

View of Point Ano Nuevo from Whitehouse Ridge Trail. Photo by Allison Titus.

This short and sweet—but very steep—trail in Año Nuevo State Park climbs 800 feet in just over a mile.

Redwoods as Climate Change Champions

Redwood forests sequester three times as much carbon as other forests.  Hilltromper photo.

Can a California redwood forest see as much precipitation as rainy Seattle? Find out the answer to this question and more about redwood trees, as well as how climate change might affect our redwoods.