Share this page on FacebookShare this page on TwitterShare this page with other services

Big Basin 3B Loop Hike

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Presented by: Mount Diablo Group and Sierra Singles
Leader: Steve Bakaley - slbakaley@lbl.gov
Level: Moderate (3B)
Cost: $10 parking fee
Signup Restrictions: No signup necessary
Signup Instructions: No signup necessary
Bring: Lunch and liquids. Insect repellant advised for mosquitoes.
Location: Redwood Trail Head Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Synopsis: Hike through giant redwoods, along babbling brooks, and around impressive falls. Good trail conditions. Optional 1/2 mile post-hike walk on interpretive trail to see mother and father of the forest and other redwood attractions. Worth the drive.

If you wish to hike fast and get back early, this is not the hike for you. Mellow hikers welcomed.

Estimated Distance: 11 miles

Estimated Elevation Gain: Approximately 1400+ feet

Pace: Leisurely to Moderate (average 2 mph)

Estimated Return: Between 5 and 6PM

Leader: Steve Bakaley (slbakaley [at] lbl [dot] gov)

Meet: 10 am at the Redwood Trail Head across from Big Basin State Park headquarters.

Bring: lunch and liquids. Insect repellant recommended for mosquitoes.

Cancellation: Any rain cancels.

Cost: $10 parking fee. Directions: take I-880/17 south to Highway 9 (Saratoga) exit in Los Gatos. Take 9 (right at exit) past junction with Highway 35 to junction with Highway 236. Take 236 (a narrow winding road) eight miles to park headquarters.

Carpools: Set up your own carpools. This hike will be posted on Meetup approximately two weeks prior to the event. https://www.meetup.com/sanfranciscobay/ It's a long drive (2 hrs from east bay) and company's good to have.