Enjoy the coastal redwood forest from the unique perspective only a zip-line canopy tour can offer. The two hour guided tour includes six zip-lines and two sky bridges at heights of up to 150 feet.
Each tour of up to eight is led by two certified guides who share their ecological knowledge and bring the history of the Santa Cruz redwood forest to life.
Distance: 9.7 miles
Though Redwood National Park may not fit into your travel schedule, two of Santa Cruz’s State Parks feature these ancient trees:
Big Basin Redwoods State Park is home to the largest continuous stand of ancient growth redwoods south of San Francisco.
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park includes a variety of forested areas including redwoods, mixed evergreens, riparian, ponderosa pine, as well as rare ancient marine deposits called Santa Cruz sandhills.
Follow the following links for information and maps on the other 12 State Parks in Santa Cruz County:
Castle Rock State Park
Castro Adobe Park Property
Lighthouse Field State Beach
Manresa State Beach
The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
Wilder Ranch State Park
Natural Bridges State Beach
Twin Lakes State Beach
Sunset State Beach
Seacliff State Beach
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
New Brighton State Beach
Once home to a bustling logging industry, the San Lorenzo Valley meanders through the Santa Cruz Mountains following its namesake waterway, the San Lorenzo River. From towering redwood forests, 100 year old steam trains, high flying zipling to award winning wine tasting, the San Lorenzo Valley is a laid back valley brimming with adventure.