Overnight stay in Redwoods near San Jose
July 11, 2014 6:40 AM Subscribe
My partner and I are headed to California in August and have 2 days to ourselves. We're both very avid hikers and are interested in seeing redwoods. Help us plan an awesome 2 day hike between San Jose/Sonoma!
posted by olya to Travel & Transportation around California, CA (9 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
We land Wednesday night in San Jose airport, and have to be in Sonoma Saturday early morning for a family all day evening and depart from SFO at 1:30pm Sunday. All of this is in early August.
The tentative plan I had is:
Land in SJ, spend a night with friends who live close to airport.
Thursday morning: drive to Big Basin, hike, spend the night at ... ?
Friday morning: another hike? ... and drive to Sonoma.
We're flying from Toronto (with a layover on the way in) and therefore I'd like not to haul camping gear (or check any bags), but we're both very comfortable with nature and in generally good shape. I checked Big Basin Tent Cabins (which sound perfect!) but I think they are fully booked, unfortunately.
Funds are very flexible as I realize this is very last minute.
We're flexible on whether this is Big Basin or another park - the goal is to have a solid 4-5 hours of hiking and an awesome Redwood experience. Could we go further north rather than Big Basin? There seems both a lot of information and yet hard to understand which of it is relevant.
Thanks, hive mind!