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Big Basin Redwoods State Park

21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006-9063
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A nice redwoods place

This redwoods park is big and there are few route to vist the park. There are many old and tall... read more

Reviewed today
phaikkhee
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Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia
Beautiful Trees

Big Basin has some wonderful trees and hiking trails. It costs $10 if you park longer than 15... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bowmanator22
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Towering redwoods meet the sandy beach, offering something outdoorsy for everyone.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006-9063
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Reviewed today

This redwoods park is big and there are few route to vist the park. There are many old and tall trees around.

Thank phaikkhee
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Big Basin has some wonderful trees and hiking trails. It costs $10 if you park longer than 15 minutes. You should park. The redwood trail is an easy stroll, and there are magnificent trees all around. The park has easy trails, and longer trails for...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Met our friends at the park for a hike. Easy to get parking because we beat the crowds. We did the Meteor Trail hike to the fire road and back on Dool trail. It is amazingly beautiful with the old growth trees and a few...More

Thank Jackie L
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Well kept trails. At the time parking was not a problem. We drove from SJC airport to the Park and the drive was rather curvy and twisting. Allow time for slower drivers on the same route.

Thank Craig T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very special place. We really enjoyed walking around and really immersing ourselves in this natural, unique landscape. It is only $10 for parking and the gorgeous sights are around every bend! It is best to arrive as early as you can. I...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second trip here. And we just spent a week camping. It was great!! Weather was perfect and not too many people. Loved the hikes and it's beautiful here!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mother Nature at her finest showing how insignificant we truly are. Redwoods that have been around 8-10 as long as our country has existed! Head there now before the crowds arrive. Very winding roads to get there which require plenty of patience to get there.

1  Thank Patrick M
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

This is a large park. Plenty of day hikes. The trails are well maintained and easy to walk. Very beautiful place. It costs $10 to park. Worth the price.

1  Thank Climb14ers
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Big Basin is a great park to see the giant Redwoods. The park is easy to find, ample parking, and very helpful and friendly rangers, even offering to take our picture in from of one of the enormous trees. The shorter trail around the redwoods...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We were camping near Monterey Bay and took a day trip up to Big Basin Redwood State Park. It was a beautiful way to spend the day. We did a few of the shorter hikes through the park, totaling a little over ten miles. The...More

Thank Whitney M
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I-Hart-Traveling
April 12, 2018|
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Response from Wardsntx | Reviewed this property |
Not really a "boutique" hotel, but it is close to Big Basin - Castonoa Lodge. It will still require a drive in to Big Basin of about an hour even though you will only be about 35 miles away. The drive into Big Basin is... More
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peterthewanderer
March 24, 2018|
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Response from Wardsntx | Reviewed this property |
That is a lot to fit into one day and with you driving on the “right” side of the road for the first time, it may be a little nerve racking heading up into Big Basin as you will be hugging the side of the mountain on the way... More
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pattimedwrite
March 16, 2018|
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Response from NewfiePupLover | Reviewed this property |
yes. the park operations close, but the road through the park is still open. you can see the trees any time, but if you need to check in to camping, want to buy souvenirs at the store, ask a ranger questions, etc. you'll... More
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