backpacking

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.

10 Backpacking Tips for City Slickers

Ah, the simple joy of seeing your hipster friends enjoying the outdoors, without you having endangered their lives. Photo by Kelsey Farabee.

Tips for taking your most citified friends into the wild for the first time.

Butano State Park

A creek crossing on Mill Ox Trail. Kelsey Farabee photo.

Redwood camping near the coast.

Pescadero Creek Park

Mule's ear at Pescadero Creek County Park. Photo by Miguel Vieira/CC.

Remote redwood hikes and trail camps.

Butano Trail Camp via Canyon Trail

Vestiges of the old-growth redwood forest that once thrived here are to be found on Canyon Trail.

An 11-mile hike to the Trail Camp in Butano State Park.