Backpacking in Big Basin
Big Basin is renowned for its giant redwood forests and secluded hiking trails, cascading waterfalls and ocean vistas. On this 1-night, 2-day adventure we'll hike a portion of the famous "Skyline to the Sea trail" from the beach to a creekside campsite. We'll visit waterfalls we can swim under, redwood trees we can walk into and heavenly oceanview perches for watching the sunset. This trip is perfect for new backpackers that want to learn from a seasoned, expert female backpacker as their guide. Dinner and breakfast included (and delicious).
October 3-4, 2018
**Detailed itinerary and a full list of gear sent upon registration**
AM Meet at the Rancho Del Oso parking lot on highway 1 at 10am (more specific directions 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 hike to an incredible vista where we can watch the sunset and enjoy our backcountry dinner.
AM camp coffee/tea and breakfast before hiking to a series of waterfalls, passing giant old growth redwood trees along the way. After exploring the waterfalls and checking their temperature, we'll enjoy some lunch on the trail.
PM hike back to camp for some downtime before packing up and hiking out. Back at cars ~4pm.
**TRIP LEADERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE ITINERARIES AT ANY TIME**
What Should I Pack?
Full equipment list and intake form sent upon registration. Most people don't have all the gear needed for their first backpacking trip and if that's you, no worries! Indicate what you need (backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad or tent) on your intake form and it will be waiting for you at the trailhead.
Guided hikes, camping permits, local expertise and dinner/breakfast. Bring your own LUNCHE(s) and personal snacks, personal clothing/gear and any fun games you want to share. Complete equipment list sent upon registration
Is The Hike Hard?
No! This is a mostly-flat, mellow hike less than 2 miles. The other hikes are all very doable with elevation gain less than 500'. Yes, there are hills and if you've never backpacked or camped before, this is good starter trip because the hills are mellow. 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 guides will be with you every step of the way.