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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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Absolutely wonderful trails with gorgeous redwoods. Such a peaceful experience. There are many different trails based on ability and time. Some trails do require some steep... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely wonderful trails with gorgeous redwoods. Such a peaceful experience. There are many different trails based on ability and time. Some trails do require some steep walking, but kids can do many of them. This is a great choice for nature lovers.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The ride to and from Big Basin is on a true country road and it takes patience and fortitude. But, the park is really nice. We really liked to simple Redwood Loop that takes you through the oldest grove in the park. It is quiet and lovely.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Redwood loop shows many trees but there are 2 trees over 2,000 years old that are amazing! The sheer size makes you feel like a bug in the forest. The area has such a wilderness mountain feel even though you are close to the coastline.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being able to see first hand a redwood was breath taking. We were limited on time so we did the "redwood trail" only that took about 25 minutes but it was still quite spectacular. Didn't see any banana slugs but we were there mid day on a Saturday so it was packed, recommend going mis week. The road gets very... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice park. Very clean and great value. Staff very helpful. There are trails at all levels of skill and energy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't have long but squeezed in a visit on the drive from Yosemite to San Francisco- and it was worth it. Lots of winding roads with sheer drops to the side, but totally worth seeing the mother and father of all trees, marvelling at their age and size, and enjoying the tranquility on the forest walk. Numbered signposting could have... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my 2nd visit to Big Basin, this time with my son, and it was as amazing. The Mother and the father of the forest are incredible, height, circumference, and overall majesty. The trails are what you want to make them, simple loops on the Redwood Trail will allow you to see the largest of the trees on well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At the park they have many trails to choose from. There are ones with hills and without hills, there are trails with more trees then others, and there is even a trail with a water fall! They will give you a map when checking in and highlight the route for you to take. Along the trail, there are also many... More 

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Cupertino, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just spent the weekend camping at Big Basin, only an hour long drive from Saratoga. The redwood trees are amazing, huge and hundreds of years old. Many campsites and helpful rangers leading guided hikes, morning coffee and hot chocolate sessions, and evening campfires complete with roasted marshmallow gear and funny songs. Our campsite (Sempervirens) seemed really close to others but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent half a day here walking around in the park. The best trees are found around the park headquarters. Many big impressive trees. The museum part is a bit old, but definitely has its charm. On the trails around the park, it is well organized signs and tracks, easy to get around. Much to look at and experience.

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