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1.
GERROD FARMS RIDING STABLES - HORSEBACK RIDING
  22600 Mount Eden Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070 | 408-867-9527 | Cost: Varies
       
  Garrod Farms provides guided horseback rides through Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards as well as an open Space Preserve on the eastern
slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Trails wander through vineyards and oak chaparral forests teeming with wildlife and offer spectacular views of San Francisco Bay and Santa Clara Valley.
 
2.
FALL CREEK STATE PARK AT HENRY COWELL REDWOODS SP - HIKING
  101 North Big Trees Park Rd, Felton, CA | Phone: N/A | Admission: Free
       
  Fall Creek is located in the northern area of Henry Cowell Redwoods
State Park and is one of the park's best kept secrets. This 2,390 acres
Park contains approximately 20 miles of hiking trails and boasts old-
growth woods such as Douglas fir, mandrone, oak and a stunning stand
of Ponderosa pines.
 
3.
SWIMMING HOLE AT HENRY COWELL REDWOODS STATE PARK
  101 North Big Trees Park Rd, Felton, CA | Phone: N/A | Admission: Free
       
  Swimming holes are natures way of offering travelers relief from the summer sun. In Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park along the San
Lorenzo River, these natural pools are abundant and easily accessed.
A brief hike on the Ox trail will reward you with a refreshing way to beat
the heat.
 
4.
BIG BASIN REDWOODS STATE PARK - HIKING
  21600 Big Basin Wy, Boulder Creek, CA | 831-338-8860 | Admission: Free
       
  Home to the largest continuous stand of ancient coast redwoods south
of San Francisco, Big Basin Redwoods State Park consists of over 18,000 acres of old growth and recovering redwood forest, with mixed conifer, oaks, chaparral, and riparian habitats. The park has a surprising number of waterfalls and a wide variety of environments from lush canyon bottoms to sparse chaparral-covered slopes.
 
5.
ZIPLINE THROUGH THE REDWOODS WITH REDWOOD CANAPY TOURS
  17 Conference Dr, Mt Hermon, CA, 95008 | 831-430-4357 | Cost: $80.00 pp
       
  Experience the California Redwoods like never before! Your guide will lead you through the forest canopy from one observation tree tower to the next. This two hour all-inclusive guided tour includes six zip lines up to 440 feet long and two sky bridges at heights of up to 150 feet. Open daily by reservation.Guests will enjoy the pristine beauty of the coastal redwood forest from the unique perspective only a canopy tour can offer.  
 
   

























 
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