Bus to Big Basin Redwoods State Park Resumes Summertime Service

Visitors to Santa Cruz County who want to travel more sustainably can ride in style this summer to portions of Big Basin Redwoods State Park which have reopened.  Santa Cruz Metro has announced that service to the park is resuming effective immediately. The bus service will operate five times a day on Saturdays and Sundays through September 10, 2023.  

Free parking is available at the Scotts Valley Transit Center, six miles from Santa Cruz from where the Route 35 bus departs, and the service travels directly to and from the park. Departure times are 7:55am, 9:55am, 12:10pm, 2:10pm, and 4:10pm and a $2 fare each way means riders can enjoy the scenic trip without the worry of reserving parking at Big Basin and can reduce their carbon footprint while traveling. Portions of Big Basin Redwoods State Park are open for visitors, including five trails and a series of open roads while stewardship efforts continue as the park recovers from the CZU August Fire in summer 2020, when 97 percent of Big Basin was decimated.