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Big Basin Redwoods State Park

21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
831-338-8860
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Beaches
Description: Towering redwoods meet the sandy beach, offering something outdoorsy for everyone.
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San Francisco, CA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Magnificent redwoods, ocean vistas, hiking and mountain biking. A gem. Hikes vary from a 30-min stroll around the parking lot to full day, and even overnigt

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Fremont, California
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623 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Big Basin Redwoods State Park is a large (28 mile) state park. It has gorgeous redwods. There are hiking trails, camping areas, and picnics. Its just a nice place to be outdoors. Waddell Beach is also part of Big Basin State Park, so you can also include surfing and beach walking as part of the activities. We have enjoyed visiting... More

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Orange County, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a beautiful place to hike and camp. Very tough/scary drive (narrow, blind curves, mountainous) pulling a trailer up into the park. Campsite (in Huckleberry) was quite private, lots of space and trees between sites. As in all campgrounds, peace and quiet is often dependent upon fellow campers. Although plenty of space between sites, noise carried. So, those who... More

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Brantford, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We camped here for 2 nights in a RV. Beautiful trails, the trees were beyond amazing. My kids loved running through trees. Campsites were very private and in the woods, not right beside another camper. The snack bar was great too. We would definitely go back.

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nice shady trails, good variety of selections. Always in awe of the giant redwoods. Parking could be a little challenging on a summer weekend. Mosquito could be quite aggressive even in the middle of the day - be prepared.

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Clare
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This park is a must see, if you are an outdoors type of person, you would love this. There are a good few trails, however I had to take a short and easy one, due to the fact we've four children and two still need a buggy / stroller. When we got there, we had our picnic first (there's an... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I spent a few hours hiking in the park with my young son and we had a lot of fun. To help keep my son engaged and entertained during our hike, I found an interesting iPhone app called "Git Your Goat." It lets you create a lot of goats along the trail and when you reach the spot with a... More

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Mililani
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

We came here for a short day visit and enjoyed taking a short hike with our 3 boys. Beautiful to look at and we enjoyed a nice lunch in Boulder Creek nearby. We noticed that there was no phone service while there but as soon as we drive a few miles then we had service again.

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burlington,ky
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Pay $10 to park and then explore the trails. We took the Forest Crest Trail. Beautiful. Didn't take us very long but we didn't have much time. I would definitely go back to try the longer trails.

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San Mateo, California
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I never knew the Bay area had such a beautiful hiking destination just minutes away. The road that reaches the park is a fun drive. I started from 280 and it took me a little over an hour to reach the park. The road narrows for 6 miles towards the end which is very scary but fun. The park in... More

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