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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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Great Place to Experience Ancient Redwoods

My wife and I spent two nights here in one of their tent cabins. We had a wonderful experience. On our first day we hiked the Sunset trail connecting with the Berry Creek Falls... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Stuart, Florida
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Stuart, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I spent two nights here in one of their tent cabins. We had a wonderful experience. On our first day we hiked the Sunset trail connecting with the Berry Creek Falls trail which was a bit over 10 miles. The trails were all well marked and maintained and offered a wonderful and diverse walk in the woods.... More 

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Campbell, California
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you like hiking and being outdoors then I can highly recommend this park. There are several car parks which may appear busy and costs $10 to park for the day. Make sure you get your ticket at the visitor center before you park as this will save you walking backwards and forwards to your car. Many people will just... More 

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Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

I have been planning a trip to the west coast for months and this was supposed to be one of the highlights. Visited park today and what a let down ! First $10 to park - which I was totally OK with at first. I realize that there are several long trails for people who are physically in great shape.... More 

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Indiana
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This park is a must do, if you are traveling up and down the coast road in CA. It has spectacular Redwoods and it reminds me of Olympic National Park in WA. It is a stunning forest, green and lush, covered with moss. You will feel like you stepped into a fairytale world while you are hiking. We hiked to... More 

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Duiven, Gelderland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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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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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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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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