Big Rock Hole is a swimming hole named for the very large rock next to it. It is popular in the summer months, and it is located along the San Lorenzo River in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, near Highway 9.
From Highway 9
Take Highway 9 north from its intersection with Highway 1 in Santa Cruz. In approximately 3 miles, just after the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park southern boundary sign, there will be a parking lot on the right side of Highway 9 with a blue emergency call box. This is the closest parking to Big Rock Hole. Frome the parking lot, hike down the Rincon Fire Road for approximately half a mile, which will bring you to the San Lorenzo River. At this location you will be looking out at a small "island" formed by a break in the river, and Big Rock Hole is across the river and on the other side of that "island".
From Park Headquarters
From the Campground
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