On our final day in San Francisco we jumped in an Uber car and headed to the airport to pick up our rental car. It was late in the evening so we drove down to Santa Cruz to spend the night. Bright and early the next morning we backtracked a few miles to hike at Big Basin State Park.
Half of the fun was the drive there! The roads winded up and down hills as you drove deeper into the redwood forest.
Once we made it into the park, we were in awe of the ancient forest. It was hard to capture the thousand year old trees in photos, but we tried! Ian and I both agree this was our favorite leg of the trip.