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Big Basin Redwoods State Park

21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
831-338-8860
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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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Redwood City, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Wow what a wonderful surprise camping at Big Basin Redwoods State Park was. Now this State Park has several camping areas with their own name all within the area. You can tent camp, RV camp, camp in their tent cabins, or come for a day trip. They offer a huge variety of trails to meet your needs. You may opt... More

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San Diego, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I love finding "off the beaten track" places and this was a great find. The redwoods are stately and gorgeous. We camped overnight and while the campground is a tad noisy during the day, the lots are far enough away from each other to give you the illusion of privacy. There is a nice camp store that has everything you... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was our first camping experience and enjoyed it in the big basin park. Much cleaner bathrooms and enough water during camping. The camp site was also cleaner. The state park is very well maintained. The park consists of Old Growth and recovering Redwood Forest. If you are in the bay area, must visit.

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Oxford, Mississippi
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

There are many better-known parks with redwoods, but this one is a gem. Trails are at all levels from very easy to strenuous. Easy access from San Jose and the Mountain View area. Most people who go are local residents, so the parking lot can get crowded on weekends. A good alternative to John Muir Woods, which seems much more... More

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San Francisco, CA
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Magnificent redwoods, ocean vistas, hiking and mountain biking. A gem. Hikes vary from a 30-min stroll around the parking lot to full day, and even overnigt

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Fremont, California
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1,151 reviews 1,151 reviews
716 attraction reviews
824 helpful votes 824 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Big Basin Redwoods State Park is a large (28 mile) state park. It has gorgeous redwods. There are hiking trails, camping areas, and picnics. Its just a nice place to be outdoors. Waddell Beach is also part of Big Basin State Park, so you can also include surfing and beach walking as part of the activities. We have enjoyed visiting... More

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Orange County, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a beautiful place to hike and camp. Very tough/scary drive (narrow, blind curves, mountainous) pulling a trailer up into the park. Campsite (in Huckleberry) was quite private, lots of space and trees between sites. As in all campgrounds, peace and quiet is often dependent upon fellow campers. Although plenty of space between sites, noise carried. So, those who... More

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Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We camped here for 2 nights in a RV. Beautiful trails, the trees were beyond amazing. My kids loved running through trees. Campsites were very private and in the woods, not right beside another camper. The snack bar was great too. We would definitely go back.

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nice shady trails, good variety of selections. Always in awe of the giant redwoods. Parking could be a little challenging on a summer weekend. Mosquito could be quite aggressive even in the middle of the day - be prepared.

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Clare
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This park is a must see, if you are an outdoors type of person, you would love this. There are a good few trails, however I had to take a short and easy one, due to the fact we've four children and two still need a buggy / stroller. When we got there, we had our picnic first (there's an... More

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