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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
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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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Picnic and a hike

Haven't been here in years and we hit the jackpot with few people and beautiful weather. Cute little gift shop and market and a day pass cost $8.00. Had a picnic in a lovely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Burlingame, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Haven't been here in years and we hit the jackpot with few people and beautiful weather. Cute little gift shop and market and a day pass cost $8.00. Had a picnic in a lovely picnic area with tables and beautiful redwoods and nice, clean bathrooms. Went on a loop hike and enjoyed two trails mostly to ourselves! Gotta love it.... More 

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Campbell, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you love the outdoors and trees then this is the place for you. There are many different trails to hike on ranging from 0.5 to 12 miles. Also different levels of fitness required. The giant Redwood trees are simply breathtaking. If you fancy an 8 or 11 mile hike you can take the trail to Berry Creek Falls, they... More 

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SFO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Muir Woods and Big Basin are the 2 closest old-growth redwood parks in the Bay Area. While Muir Woods has the greater density of big trees, it also has the greater density of people. Big Basin is more of the wilderness adventure and offers the most authentic experience of being in the redwoods without going to Eureka. The 11 mile... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Wonderful for day hikes when visiting the Santa Cruz Mountains. Hikes for all levels of fitness.Nearby Boulder Creek has several good places to eat, gas station, a couple of Grocery Stores and a small street full of interesting shops to browse. Located about 20 min from Henry Cowell Redwoods and the Steam Train in Felton. Actually lots to see and... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The redwoods are amazing! I don't think that there is anything negative to say about Big Basin other than limited parking. But we parked illegally and didn't get a ticket, so that was good. :) We walked the short trail to see the mother and father redwoods. We were with a very pregnant lady and this is a great walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

It's a truly humbling experience to see these giant redwoods in real life. Their age, height, what they must have witnessed in their lifetimes - completely blows your mind. We did the ocean view summit loop to get away from the noise of the campsites. Great walk, very dry (due to the drought), nice views although the ocean had fog... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Beautiful winding drive to this park; you will see large trees all along the route. Be sure to stop at Alice's Restaurant for breakfast. Bring your water and lunch for a two hour hike (easy trail) to see the Mother and Father of the forest trees. A 1 1/2 hours drive from downtown San Fransisco. The weather was in the... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The Redwood trees are really impressive, so big and so old! We drove from San Jose and it was only about an hour on a very winding road. It is easy to see the largest trees in the park by walking the Redwood Trail, it's only 1/2 mile and an easy walk. It costs $10 to park your car at... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We only went to Berry Creek Falls, and did so going counterclockwise - a little over 8 mile hike round trip instead of the entire loop. The hike was very pleasant through the redwoods. We left just before 9am on a Thursday morning and did not see a soul until we were almost to the falls. It is breathtaking here.... More 

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is a great way to see the redwoods with an hour of the Bay Area, but it was very crowded and parking was hard to find. It is beautiful and a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. One word of caution and the reason I cannot give it higher than a 3 is the roads into the park. We... More 

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