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Big Basin Redwoods State Park

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Address: 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Phone Number: 831-338-8860
Description: 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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Impressive !!!

Even if you take the short tour (less than one mile or so?), this is a one of-a-kind experience. Just take the time to sit in front of the father or the mother of the forest and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Duiven, Gelderland, Netherlands
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Duiven, Gelderland, Netherlands
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73 reviews 73 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Even if you take the short tour (less than one mile or so?), this is a one of-a-kind experience. Just take the time to sit in front of the father or the mother of the forest and realize that these trees were already there in Year Zero; during the Roman Empire; when Columbus discovered America for the Europeans; ....... Makes... More 

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Parrish, Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
35 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, Beautiful....what a wonderful park, peaceful and a nice hike or stroll along the trail across from the visitor center. My friend had a torn ACL but with her knee brace on she was able to with stand this hike because of the flat surface. The park was very crowded the day we were there, being a Saturday and quite... More 

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Niceville, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This little gem of a state park is definitely worth a little extra time to get here. Although very nice also, the nearby Henry Cowell State Park in Felton, CA can get a bit crowded sometimes. If you want a little less people and a little more peace and quiet for your Redwoods experience you should try Big Basin. As... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I go to this park on a regular basis. At least a couple times a year for the last 25 years. The top of the park is reached from route 9 and is the main park entrance. This is a great place for big trees, GREAT smoothies and there is camping, day use and some cabins. A visit to the... More 

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Boulder Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Closest place to Silicon Valley to appreciate the huge redwoods that built the West. Have been visiting since I was a kid, took my children and now my Grandchildren. Great for day trips, evenings in the summer and camping with reservations. The Rangers campfire programs in the evenings are great for the kids and you'll find yourself surrounded by people... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

During a recent trip out west, made our way up the coast and visited this one AM. February isn't the busy season, so we pretty much had the place to ourselves. Good news was that the redwoods are amazing... bad news was that the weather was gray, foggy, and prevented us from seeing anything distant. Will make the trip out... More 

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Boulder Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

If you like old growth forest and peaceful surroundings come and see! I don't visit frequently enough but even just the drive thru is worthwhile.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Took the least traveled trail of the day...the Meteor Trail. A good mixture of Redwoods and lots of fungi. The climb to Ocean View Summit reminded me that I need to get out more, but successfully climbed the1600ft to enjoy a light lunch and view above the trees. The trails are well marked and maintained which was great. Take the... More 

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los gatos
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Ok, You're visiting the Bay Area on a family trip or vacation. You've seen the expected sights in San Francisco, maybe traveled to Sausalito or Napa Valley. But have you taken the time to see one of the most breathtaking natural wonders on this earth? Ancient coast Redwood Forests??? We're not talking about Muir Woods or other little redwood groves... More 

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South Salem, New York
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52 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The drive into the park in filled with twists, turns, and narrow roads but once you make it through you will see the beauty nature has provided us. The park has many trails, several which are steep. Make sure to start the day early if it is winter and that you plan out your trail walk before you arrive at... More 

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