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Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Address: 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Phone Number: 831-338-8860
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Towering redwoods meet the sandy beach, offering something outdoorsy for everyone.
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Type: Beaches, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Towering redwoods meet the sandy beach, offering something outdoorsy for everyone.
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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Took the least traveled trail of the day...the Meteor Trail. A good mixture of Redwoods and lots of fungi. The climb to Ocean View Summit reminded me that I need to get out more, but successfully climbed the1600ft to enjoy a light lunch and view above the trees. The trails are well marked and maintained which was great. Take the... More 

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los gatos
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Ok, You're visiting the Bay Area on a family trip or vacation. You've seen the expected sights in San Francisco, maybe traveled to Sausalito or Napa Valley. But have you taken the time to see one of the most breathtaking natural wonders on this earth? Ancient coast Redwood Forests??? We're not talking about Muir Woods or other little redwood groves... More 

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South Salem, New York
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102 reviews 102 reviews
52 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The drive into the park in filled with twists, turns, and narrow roads but once you make it through you will see the beauty nature has provided us. The park has many trails, several which are steep. Make sure to start the day early if it is winter and that you plan out your trail walk before you arrive at... More 

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San Jose, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This was my first visit to the park and I loved it. Some of the trees are very old and enormous but also at the same time, reminds how delicate the entire place is. We took the redwood park and sequoia trail. Redwood trail is the easiest one - 1/2 mile and no elevation. We had reached by evening so... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Very friendly staff, lovely sights of nature, really well taken care of... A must while visiting north California

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Molt, Montana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Growing up in the Bay Area we spent every summer camping in Big Basin! Such an amazing beautiful place. Recently revisited there on a family vacation and was impressed with all the upgrades to the bathrooms and how well it has been maintained over the years. The amphitheater is always fun in the evenings and hiking the trails are very... More 

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Northern California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

So much to see here. It's beautiful and serene. I went off season so there was no one around (the way I like it) but the park is totally set up for big crowds. Cool off site camping, 80 miles of trails, HUGE trees... it's all good. Don't miss this one. I went on a few trails, there are great... More 

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Have been to this park twice and it is worth the drive. Some of the. Most accessible, large redwood stands in the central coast, which is good and bad! Good because its easily accessible and bad because that brings so many people there on a weekend, which was the only time we had. Met lots of foreign travelers, most of... More 

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Dallas, TX
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

two routes, highway 9, which is super windy or highway 17, which is quicker, but with traffic can take longer. So tranquil and quiet. Be sure to take a coat and snacks. The snack shack is not always open and the closest town is far away. Crisp air and lots of places to camp out. Clean bathrooms as well. Love... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is worth the drive. Thank you to the vision of those who initially preserved this land and to those today who nurture care and protect it. It is beautiful, tranquil and important to the future of this planet.

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