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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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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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Great place, close to San Fran

We decided to check this place out because we needed a break from San Fransisco when spending a week in the area. What a nice surprise. Great trees, plenty of short walking trip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to check this place out because we needed a break from San Fransisco when spending a week in the area. What a nice surprise. Great trees, plenty of short walking trip options. If you want to walk from a mile to ten this place has a lot to offer. We went through the park. We paid ten dollars... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rented a tent cabin with my kids during their fall break..tip--- book very early, as in 1 year early so you can choose best..tent cabin has 2 large beds, depending of what package you have, the park concession will provide you with sleeping bags, bag of ice per day, tip-- bring a cooler, wood for the furnace for heating ,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only had about an hour or two on our road trip. Threw this in last minute and we we not disappointed. Only walked the basic loop but had beautiful light shining through the canopy making our easy walk well worth it. Don't miss the cut cross section labelled with age dates on the tree rings. Wish we could have spent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last Sunday, a friend and I hiked the Big Basin and took on the 11-mile loop to Berry Creek Falls, the Cascade and Silver Falls via the Skyline to Sea trail and looped back to headquarters thru the Sunset trail. Given the recent rains (but not that day), the trek was a bit harder and slower due to soggy and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

it was an overcast day on the day we went hiking through the redwoods. I took a 5 1/2 hour hike with two seasoned hikers and two other beginner hikers like myself. sure, it was tough, but as everything is better in hindsight, I can only appreciate being able to experience these ancient landscapes. the route that we took lead... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a little trouble with directions. GPS took us pretty far out of the way to get her which we could not complete due to a private road so warning to double check directions. It was a cool day and damp but this was a great stop. All the family were amazed at the tree sizes and the age. Took... More 

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Newberg, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We're people who adore hiking in the redwoods because of the grandeur of the trees, but we prefer doing so during times least likely to bring crowds. So, we've hiked during the winter months just to be able to have solitude with these paragons of nature. There's much evidence of fire scarring on the trees and if you hike Timm's... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The redwoods are just amazing to see in person! Lots of great hiking trails, including the easy one mile interpretive loop that comes with a guide to learn about the trees and the forest. Only came for the day, but did check out the picnic and campground areas, and they seemed very nice and well kept. The crowds and parking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

A beautiful place to enjoy the peace and majesty of the giant redwoods. The trees are magnificent, of course, up to 300 feet tall and centuries old. If you enter at the NE end of the park (from Saratoga Skyline Blvd) it's a good 30 min drive on a very winding and hilly section of Rt 236 to get to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

A out of the way State Park, awesome trees, trails for hiking. The drive was curvy, and required attention to the roads. Fabulous for motorcycles not good for RV's.

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