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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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Spectacular nationa park!

I have hiked all over California and this is by far one of the most beautiful national parks in the state. They have trails for all levels, I go with my family and we always have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Boulder Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I have hiked all over California and this is by far one of the most beautiful national parks in the state. They have trails for all levels, I go with my family and we always have a wide range of ages with us, from 8 years to 87 years. Bring a picnic and eat under the redwoods!

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This beautiful state park offers solid hikes for all levels. Beginners can take an easy stroll through the redwoods, while more experienced hikers can take the multi-day hike to Waddell Beach. My only critique is that not all of the trails are well marked (thought this park does much better than other CA state parks). It can also be very... More 

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Goderich, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I would highly recommend a visit here. Nice, close to nature, noncommercial hiking spot. Well worth the time to visit.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

You can not imagine how big a tree can get until you see a Redwood tree up-close. My family and I were amazed. Bring water, hiking shoes and food to eat. It is warm in the basin, but the trees do provide some shade. Family-friendly. Although I saw signs no dogs allowed, I saw many people with them.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Very fun curvy roads, beautiful giant redwoods! Nice change from highway 1 drive from San Francisco!

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S.California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Worth visiting but parking was almost impossible. Started on a tour but left because it had a boy scout and girl scout troop that were loud and running amuck, as well as a know it all adult scout leader. Unfortunately the trails are not marked very well and when asked about hiking to the closest waterfall was told it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Had an amazing time in the beautiful redwood forest on a gorgeous day. We hiked the trail to the waterfall, can't remember the name...total of 4 miles in and out..just enough for a little workout. Only drawback, the road back to Boulder was closed and we ended up on a one lane curvy mountain road...lil scary. But I love the... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This was a great place to see redwoods, and I have to say that they had some of the cleanest bathrooms I have ever seen while traveling. I would not recommend this park if you are driving an oversized vehicle unless you are very comfortable with high drop offs and narrow roads that go to one lane in places. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

good place, have many options for hiking from easy & short to difficult and long.. all along huge and amazing trees, markings on the trails are little confusing so its better be along with group (no cellphone coverage at most places).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Such a wonderful place. Just pure magic. 10 mile hike enough for your average walker! Difficult enough but worth the distance and immersing yourself there.

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Address: Address: 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Phone Number: 831-338-8860
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Boulder Creek

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