Big Basin Redwood State Park

Day Trips and Sips: Explore Big Basin as it Rebuilds

Big Basin Redwoods State Park welcomes visitors after the CZU Lightning Complex Fires in 2020. Credit: Naomi Friedland

Big Basin and the surrounding Santa Cruz Mountains area have a lot to offer, from hikes showcasing the resiliency of redwoods after the 2020 CZU Lightning Complex Fire to rustic wineries and well-loved dining establishments.

Trails Damaged in CZU Fire Reopen at Big Basin

Two children and a giant redwood tree

From Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks

For the first time in three years, visitors can enjoy springtime at Big Basin Redwoods State Park by exploring miles of recently reopened trails and fire roads.