One of the things I enjoy about living in California is all the accessible parks and places. There are several websites that lists parks with accessible trails and such, and some also include pictures. I wanted to take this one step further by making a video/photo montage of each of the parks I have enjoyed going to. My way of sharing with others in wheelchairs what the park looks like and how accessible it is.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Big Basin Redwoods State Park is located in Boulder Creek, California. The park has two accessible trails. The first one is the Redwood Loop NatureTrail. This 0.63 mile, hard-packed dirt trail is very wide and mostly flat. I found it to be an enjoyable hike through the redwoods.

The other accessible trail is the Skyline to the Sea Trail. This 0.28 mile trail much more challenging. The 4-feet-wide trail has an elevation change of 29 feet. At one part of the trail, a couple hikers had to step off the trail in order for me to pass. That said, there is a bridge that has a wonderful view of the creek below, and you can't help but look up in awe at the ancient forest.

There are accessible bathrooms, picnic tables, camping sites, and the park headquarters is also accessible. The park entrance fee is $10.00. You may use the entrance fee receipt for any other state park you visit that day


2 comments:

Jan Dils said...

Wow! I can totally see the beauty of Redwoods State Park. It's really inspiring to see how most parks are trying to share the wonders of nature even to our differently-abled friends. Just because we are in a wheelchair, it does not mean that we cannot enjoy the beauty that nature has to offer. I salute you. :)
Jan Dils

Mark said...

Thank you Jan, I appreciate it.

We’re very lucky to have so many great accessible trails in the San Francisco Bay Area. Gives those that are less able the chance to also enjoy nature.

Happy trails - Mark