The Great 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.

Shelley Ratay to Take Helm at Sempervirens Fund

Shelley Ratay, 38, takes the corner office at Sempervirens Fund on April 1.

Sempervirens Fund welcomes Shelley Ratay as its new executive director effective April 1.

Amanda Montez Joins Sempervirens Board

Amanda Montez grew up in Southern California hiking and camping on summer vacations. She joined the Sempervirens Fund Board of Directors last week.

The first Latina to join the Sempervirens Fund Board of Directors has an idea or two about reaching out to underserved communities.

Hike The Great Park: Pescadero Creek

Redwoods in the mist on the Brook Trail. Hilltromper photo.

The holidays are past, the new year's begun, and it's time to plan some butt-kicking hikes in the Great Park! May we recommend Brook Trail Loop, an 8.2-mile sojourn in almost-hidden Pescadero Creek County Park.

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.

The Great Park

The San Vicente Redwoods lies in the heart of the Great Park. Photo by Karl Kroeber.

The Great Park is Sempervirens Fund’s bid to achieve its ultimate goal to preserve a fully functioning redwood ecosystem in perpetuity.

Hike The Great Park: Ocean View Summit

The view from Ocean View Summit is very similar to this one from McCrary Ridge: forested ridges leading to the sparkling Pacific. Photo by Miguel Vieira on Wikimedia Commons.

This Big Basin hike offers a stunning summit-to-sea perspective on the Great Park, a 200-square-mile swath of Santa Cruz Mountain redwood forest.