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A wonderful meditative easy hike through the woods

This is a 30 mile trail from Redwood forests to the ocean....hence it's name. I didn't walk the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sharon L
Palo Alto, California
Fantastic several day hike

You can begin the hike at Castle Rock State park (paid parking) or further down highway 9 if you... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
San Jose, California
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From mountains to the sea, all in this one hike.
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a 30 mile trail from Redwood forests to the ocean....hence it's name. I didn't walk the whole trail, only 5 miles of it on a beautiful summer day. The smell of the woods and the beauty of the forest is enchanting . I...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 25 March 2017

You can begin the hike at Castle Rock State park (paid parking) or further down highway 9 if you have someone who can drop you off. The first day is through manzanita, but by the second day you are in the redwoods. Very shady and...More

Thank food_nut
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Start at the top along Skyline Boulevard and hike through the redwoods. You can break up this trail in three sections and eventually get to Big Basin National Park and then to Waddell Beach along Highway 1. If you do it this way you'll need...More

Thank monica r
Reviewed 16 September 2014

We decided to hike this trail towards Berry Falls. We did not make it all the way to the falls (about 7 miles one way) but did get in a great hike. The first part of the hike takes you up the hill and you...More

Thank Jackie L
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Beautiful views of the Santa Clara Valley. Lots of trails and choices. Sometimes a little steep, and most trails do not have shade. Parking can be a problem because we all want to be there.

Thank Harry T
Reviewed 15 March 2014

This is a beautiful hike! We took the bus from the Santa Cruz metro center downtown on a weekend at 8:30am which took us to the top of the coastal ridge. We hiked down to Waddell beach and that took about 6 hours. We then...More

2  Thank Phillopian
Reviewed 23 July 2013

My friend and I did the final 15 miles of the trail begining at Big Basin headquarters ending at Waddell Beach. This is an amazing experience and the trail is a relatively easy stroll through beautiful redwood groves. You also get to visit Berry Creek...More

1  Thank rhoughta
Reviewed 27 March 2013

This hike is quite challenging. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed. The views are stunnning and change with the seasons. Be sure to take an adequate supply of drinking water. Walking shoes are reccomended.

1  Thank Martin C
Reviewed 9 January 2013

My friends and I went on a 4 day, 35 mile backpacking trip on the Skyline to Sea Trail. From Castle Rock, we backpacked approximately 11.4 miles to Waterman Gap. At Waterman Gap, there is an outhouse, trash can and potable water. Choosing a campsite...More

3  Thank ToniLuvsScuba
Reviewed 17 July 2012

The trails at the top of the ridge were wonderful to run. We got up early, say 6 AM, and ran for about 90 minutes. The maps were easy to follow, the trails well marked and the scenery beautiful. The redwoods were glorious and fragrant...More

Thank SamIamSameta
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