We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Outdoor Fun!”

Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Towering redwoods meet the sandy beach, offering something outdoorsy for everyone.
Reviewed December 30, 2013

We went to Big Basin Redwoods SP yesterday. It was a beautiful drive through the mountains with lots of winding roads. The drive itself is beautiful.

We expected it to be cold but really didn't prepare as well as we should. The best advice is layers and possibly a hat and gloves. Especially in the winter, be prepared.

They have a small cafe with a TOGOs. We brought our own picnic and there are plenty of picnic tables. Parking was limited and I can imagine it would really be tough when the weather is warmer. I would suggest checking out their website in advance and review the trail options if you plan to go hiking. The good and bad thing is there was no cell service.

There are several restrooms and the park was very clean. We would highly recommend and we will definitely go back.

Entrance to the parking area is $10

1  Thank Nowafox
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (517)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

332 - 336 of 517 reviews

Reviewed December 26, 2013

A great variety of hiking trails makes this a gem for a short or a long visit. We did the sequoia/shadow room loop, it was amazing.

1  Thank jag343
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 14, 2013

This is a little bit off the beaten path, but well worth the drive. A huge grove of giant redwoods - some that are 2,000 years old. You have to see it for yourself - words can't describe the view. If you are visiting the San Francisco Bay area, take the time to go see for yourself. Take the half mile Redwood Trail that is nearly flat and handicap accessible to see some the most amazing trees on the planet.

2  Thank Chuck B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 12, 2013

This Park is hard to get to but the giant Redwood trees made it all worth it for me. After being very disappointed with Muir Woods (which is more like a tree museum than a forest) it was such a pleasure to walk among the giant redwoods of Big Basin State Park. Thank you California for protecting these special groves.

2  Thank paulhundal
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

What an amazing experience. We did the short educational hike near the park headquarters called the 'Redwoods Trail'. They have a flier for .25 that highlights the different types of trees and some specific noteworthy specimens.

This route would be perfect for anyone wanting to learn more about these wonderful trees. The trail guide says it will take an hour but that is just because you will be stopping to collect pieces of your mind back up along the way. Well that and lots of photos

Truly mind blowing experience I knew the trees were huge but who knew how tiny the pine cones they came from. I did not. I always pictured the larger ponderosas pine tree type cones.

Well worth the $10 vehicle admission fee for anyone in the area I highly recommend you check it out.

2  Thank Omajake
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Big Basin Redwoods State Park also viewed

 

Been to Big Basin Redwoods State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing