We're spending a Sunday in the area in July. My 14 year-old really wants to spend some time in the forest, as she is a huge nature lover and has never seen redwoods up close and personal. I was thinking Big Basin because I grew up camping there.
I'm hoping to spend the morning in the trees and then the afternoon/sunset on the boardwalk (also a treasured childhood memory). We'll be driving to and from San Jose that day.
Is this possible, or would it be too much? We're travelling with my parents (mid 60's) so the hiking should be easy. Am I biting off too much for one day? Am I better off at BB or Cowell? I've never been to Cowell- does it pack the same impact as BB?