Sunday, March 29, 2015

Portola Redwoods State Park

With half of a Sunday in the Bay Area available, I went to see some redwoods at Portola Redwoods State Park in the Santa Cruz mountains.  I was pleasantly surprised that there were no crowds.

A fallen redwood over Pescadero Creek:

I'm always amazed by these grand trees, some of which are 260 feet tall:

Lots of good trails in this park, I hiked up "Old Tree Trail" but there are many more that I'll need to visit in the future.

On the way back down the hill, sprawling Silicon Valley sits below: