Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Big Basin Redwoods State Park is located in Santa Cruz County, California. Big Basin is California's oldest State Park (established in 1902). It contains 10,800 acres (44 sq-km) of old-growth forest as well as recovering redwood forest, with mixed conifer, oaks, chaparral and riparian habitats. Big Basin's biggest attraction is a rare stand of awe-inspiring, ancient coast redwoods that are among the tallest and oldest trees on Earth. Some measure close to 300 feet (91 meters) tall and 50 feet (15 meters) in circumference. Scientists estimate that these trees may range from 1,000 to 2,000 years old.