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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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Nice place, well cared for

The park is very well cared for, and has a good general store there, with affordable gifts and a small grocer that sells good sandwiches. I had the ham sandwich, and had no... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Jackson, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The park is very well cared for, and has a good general store there, with affordable gifts and a small grocer that sells good sandwiches. I had the ham sandwich, and had no migraine from it, which means there was no MSG in it. Bathrooms were nice and clean and well stocked, and the short trail had a nice guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We visited this on our road trip in California, driving south from SF to Monterey. It's quite diversion from the main road, but you can continue your journey south from here towards Santa Cruz without having to double back. The trees are simply stunning. they grow in clumps and many have a split that means you can walk through the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Visited Big Basin twice (once with friends and once with family). And I have to say that the natural beauty of the California redwood forests never ceases to put me in a state of awe. At Big Basin, you get to camp, sit around the campfire (permitted in fire rings), roast marshmallows, etc. beneath a canopy of stars and surrounded... More 

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Woodland, California
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28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We visited this park on a beautiful spring day. We hiked a short, half mile loop trail. We got to see the "Mother and Father" trees of the park. Overwheming in their majestry. The park grounds were beautifully maintained and there was plenty of parking. Other more ambitious trails were available for younger, more fit individuals. A must see in... More 

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Woodside, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

words cannot describe the sheer beauty and magnificence of this State park. We hiked the flat and easy trail around the main entrance as our time was limited. Even though it was short it contained the mother and father tree (the largest in the park) to view. We will be going back when we have a day to spend hiking.... More 

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Erlanger, Kentucky
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We just took a nice long slow drive looking at all the sites. We took the back roads to get from one highway to another last weekend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Visited while staying in San Francisco and glad I did. Not a tourist trap! Hardly saw any cars until we got to the ranger station parking lot. Lots of massive redwoods. Slow narrow winding roads to get there so if you can't deal with that don't go.

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

we hiked the sequoia/shadowbrook loop, which was a fairly easy hike through the redwoods and passes a small waterfall. the shadowbrook portion was nicer since it hugs the creek instead of the road, which was the case with the sequoia trail. the scenery was beautiful but the park doesn't do a good job of marking the trails and we lost... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

This park is great for hiking but the trails are not very well written on the signs to coordinate with the map provided. We ended up on the wrong trails several times and eventually figured out where we were but wandered a lot. Still a very beautiful place, very clean and not too crowded on weekdays. We will visit again!

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Arroyo Grande, California
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Incredible campground in the majestic redwoods. Hot showers, but need quarters to operate. Also have separate showers and bathrooms for handicap. Spacious campsites. Excellent place to camp.

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