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Without any doubt, Big Basin State Park is a pearl of Santa Cruz Mountains. Every time we visit I find something new and awesome.
In February I tried to book the cabin in the Little Basin on any weekend from March to July. Surprisingly the only available date was the first weekend of June. Oh, that’s even better I thought. Three months later we are unpacking at Meadow View Cabin #1. Unpacking and heading on the new for us Buzzard Roost Spur trail.
Though the trail with a spur in the name is new for us, a year or so ago we hike major Buzzard Roost trail from the park headquarters.
Spur trail is short but uphill with the final paved section. This section has an extreme angle and it makes hike difficult (especially way back). But when reaching the highest point and you will not be disappointed.
360 degrees views looked even better for me than the view from the Buzzard Roost trail. And it felt like the trail is less known so all rocks were only for us!
There is a connector trail between Spur and major trail. Though it was hard to find it. I will try to find it from the Spur trail later this year and complete the loop.
Little Basin Cabins Camping
So let’s return the Meadow View. If previous time we stayed under the redwoods on the main part of the campground. This time I booked the cabin after reading the reviews. And yes, it was better, more secluded. In the same time, it felt more exposed with one side open to the meadow with children playground.
More stories on Big Basin:
Little Basin Camping (site 037) and Eagle Rock hike
Berry Creek Falls Loop hike
Ocean Summit View trail hike
Eagle Rock hike
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