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Big Basin Redwoods State Park

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Address: 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006-9063
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+1 831-338-8860

Towering redwoods meet the sandy beach, offering something outdoorsy for...

Towering redwoods meet the sandy beach, offering something outdoorsy for everyone.

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Tall trees - basic facilities

We stayed one night, it was a Friday and the coast was completely full. It is a long drive up to this park but it is beautiful camping amongst the tall trees. The park is a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed one night, it was a Friday and the coast was completely full. It is a long drive up to this park but it is beautiful camping amongst the tall trees. The park is a little expensive compared to other camp grounds but it is popular. There were paid showers.

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Watsonville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a little wild. The trails aren't manicured but they're certainly not overgrown. But the redwoods! What more can be said about the tallest trees in the world? And this park, slightly out of the way but well within the range of civilization has redwoods! It had been over thirty years since I'd visited the park and it certainly doesn't... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I came early on a Saturday morning, hoping to beat the crowds. I arrived just as the ranger station was opening, perfect timing! After paying set I out on my way to Berry Creek Falls. What a hike! I ended up taking the Howard King Trail to Berry Creek Falls and what a reward! On my way back I took... More 

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Northford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breathtakingly beautiful! We found ourselves saying Oh my God every turn, movingly beautiful, majestic, and fascinatingly unique! Amazing ride to get there with gorgeous views of the mountains. Not for faint hearted drivers! Easy ride to Los Altos afterwards for dinner!

1 Thank NorthfordBill
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Best place to see giant sequoia trees. The drive through the windy roads are fantastic for driving enthusiasts. Great fun for the whole family, take a picnic and enjoy the day.

2 Thank Hiker176
Westerville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is simply the best place to enjoy the giant sequoia forests of the California Coast. It's a great place with a short and a longer trail. Climb up to get a view of the coast. There are some educational exhibits and lovely picnic areas as well. Good shoes and comfortable clothing along with an insect repellant will make the... More 

3 Thank Shankar R
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Don't miss the gem of a forest. Can do the short little loop walk or take a longer hike. Go during the week to avoid crowds and just soak in the magical fairy land with all those majestic old trees. We could not get into Muir Woods so many people so this was a relief to be able to park... More 

2 Thank Rgddyup
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

We went to the park shortly after the storms that had taken out a lot of the trails, but still found plenty to do here. The trails that are open have lots and lots of giant redwoods that our young kids loved to explore. The trails are pretty easy to navigate so I would say that while being in decent... More 

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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

They have a few stroller friendly options (basically a 1m walk around the 2 biggest trees). For those traveling w/o babies there are plenty more spectacular hikes.

3 Thank Andreas2601
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful two thousand year old redwood trees, easy to moderate hikes, ranger station with a small museum that shows the history of the park and surrounding Forrest. Road coming from Cupertino/Saratoga is a bit more challenging than coming from the Santa Cruz side

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