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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Redmond, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW 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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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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Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Redwoods are big...really big! Lots of great hikes from 30min-a few hours depending on which trails you pick. We choose a hike that said it would take 4hours, but we did it in 3hrs....so definitely depends on your pace. Definitely a must if you are in the area, and love the outdoors!

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Ft. Lauderdale
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Very nice woods to take a hike in. While there is no actual fee to go on a hike, there is a $10 parking fee. Go early otherwise you will end up parking about a quarter of a mile from where most trails start and on the side of the road, close to drop offs. The ranger station has a... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My wife and I spent two nights here in one of their tent cabins. We had a wonderful experience. On our first day we hiked the Sunset trail connecting with the Berry Creek Falls trail which was a bit over 10 miles. The trails were all well marked and maintained and offered a wonderful and diverse walk in the woods.... More 

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Campbell, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you like hiking and being outdoors then I can highly recommend this park. There are several car parks which may appear busy and costs $10 to park for the day. Make sure you get your ticket at the visitor center before you park as this will save you walking backwards and forwards to your car. Many people will just... More 

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Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

I have been planning a trip to the west coast for months and this was supposed to be one of the highlights. Visited park today and what a let down ! First $10 to park - which I was totally OK with at first. I realize that there are several long trails for people who are physically in great shape.... More 

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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This park is a must do, if you are traveling up and down the coast road in CA. It has spectacular Redwoods and it reminds me of Olympic National Park in WA. It is a stunning forest, green and lush, covered with moss. You will feel like you stepped into a fairytale world while you are hiking. We hiked to... More 

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Duiven, Gelderland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Even if you take the short tour (less than one mile or so?), this is a one of-a-kind experience. Just take the time to sit in front of the father or the mother of the forest and realize that these trees were already there in Year Zero; during the Roman Empire; when Columbus discovered America for the Europeans; ....... Makes... More 

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Parrish, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Beautiful, Beautiful....what a wonderful park, peaceful and a nice hike or stroll along the trail across from the visitor center. My friend had a torn ACL but with her knee brace on she was able to with stand this hike because of the flat surface. The park was very crowded the day we were there, being a Saturday and quite... More 

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