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Big Basin Redwoods State Park

21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Beaches
Description: Towering redwoods meet the sandy beach, offering something outdoorsy for everyone.
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Snyder, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

this was a wonderful day trip! my son had just competed at sr tkd nationals, had a knee booboo & couldn't walk. we chose the shortest but most excellent Redwood trail. this was short, easy & fairly fast. trails for every kind of hiker: from a seasoned backpacker to the leisurely stroller! we did the short trail & it was... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Went for a day trip. The road was extremely narrow and winding. Would be a tight fit for a big rig or truck with trailer. (My husband and I agreed we would not chance pulling ours.) Bring something for nausea if prone to it. (We didn't drive from the coast. We came from the other direction.) Once we arrived there... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great hiking trails. Staff and volunteers at the information area were very helpful and knowledgeable. We saw a variety f wildlife and really enjoyed our visit.

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Pune India
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The Big Basin has different trails and you can select the trail you want depending upon the time you have at your disposal. The trees are real tall and the size of the trees can be judged by the pictures when compared with people in front of the tree. Surprisingly for a tree of this height the roots are only... More

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Valentine, TX
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95 reviews 95 reviews
52 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

There are several great trails through Big Basin of varying length depending on your abilities. We did the Redwood Nature Trail loop which was about 1.5 miles. The trail was flat so it is easily accessible. There were also more challenging trails. The trail was well marked and we could follow along interest points using the brochure. Trees are beautiful... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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142 reviews 142 reviews
136 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Amazing forest with lots of trails, definitively worth a visit. Make sure not only do a main trail but some longer ones, they are even better.

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Santa Barbara, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

What a beautiful redwood forest! This park is a superb place to visit, whether for a day trip or for camping. The park has miles of hikes graded easy, moderate and strenuous. We did the very easy Redwood Nature Trail Loop near the visitor center and loved it. It is so easy that anyone can do it, even children and... More

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Austin, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Visited while staying in nearby San Jose. The drive via Los Gatos was great fun -- zig zagging mountain roads the whole way. The park is terrific, with a wide variety of trails available depending on how ambitious you're feeling. $10 to park for the day -- bring a picnic lunch and clean up after yourself when you're done! Wonderful... More

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College Station, Texas
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141 reviews 141 reviews
34 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We totally enjoyed our visit to Big Basin. Our vacation was really a prolonged educational field trip for our granddaughters and since we would be seeing Sequoias in Yosemite we thought it would be nice to give them a little time with the Redwoods. You have to be going to this park because it is out of the way and... More

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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My husband and I stopped at Big Basin on our trip from the Bay Area to San Luis Obispo. We had a wonderful time exploring the area and seeing the enormous redwood trees. There are 84 miles of hiking trails including one easy walk that takes you through some of the oldest and largest trees in the park. I would... More

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