Backpacking in Big Basin
Big Basin is renowned for its giant redwood forests and secluded hiking trails. On this trip we'll hike a portion of the "Skyline to the Sea trail" from Waddell Beach to a creekside campsite. The weekend is full of waterfall bathing, redwood-hugging, riverside chilling and exploring the nooks of this magical park
August 3-5, 2018
**Detailed itinerary and a full list of gear sent upon registration**
Day 1 AM Meet at the Rancho Del Oso parking lot on highway 1 at 10am (or designated meeting place & time, sent upon registration). We'll hit the trail and hike less than 2 miles to our beautiful creekside campsite. PM Lunch enjoyed at camp after we set up, then it's time for an afternoon stroll to an incredible vista where we can watch the sunset and enjoy our backcountry dinner.
Day 2 AM camp coffee/tea and breakfast before hiking the to a series of waterfalls, through old growth redwood trees. After exploring the waterfalls and checking their temperature, we'll enjoy some lunch. PM hike back to camp for some downtime. Dinner followed by riverside sleeping is best!
Day 3 AM coffee/breakfast before enjoying a shorter hike to visit some heavenly views of the pacific. Back at camp we'll enjoy lunch, pack up and head back to the beach. Back at cars at ~12pm
**TRIP LEADERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE ITINERARIES AT ANY TIME**
What Should I Pack?
Full equipment list sent upon registration, along with an intake form where you can rent any gear you don't have. Any gear will be waiting for you at the trail head. Questions about gear? Contact us, we're happy to help
Breakfasts, dinners, guided hikes and permits. Bring LUNCHES and personal snacks, personal clothing/gear and any fun games you want to share.
Is The Hike Hard?
No! This is a mostly-flat, mellow hike less than 2 miles. The day hikes are all totally doable and less than 6 miles total. There are hills and if you've never backpacked or camped before, this is good starter trip. We recommend training by hiking with weight, but it's not required!
When you reserve your spot, we'll send you an intake form, detailed packing list & itinerary with everything you need to know. These trips are loads of fun and our expert, friendly, professional guides will be with you every step of the way to help you have the most memorable trip of your life!