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Boulder Creek Visitors Guide

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Meteor Trail at Big Basin Redwoods
Meteor Trail at Big Basin Redwoods

Meteor Trail isn't on the way to any spectacular waterfalls, so it's a great place to wander among the giants at Big Basin Redwoods State Park without the crowds on the more popular trails.

The...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Best hikes at Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Best hikes at Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Big Basin Redwoods State Park is the best place to see old-growth redwoods in the San Francisco Bay Area. Yes, better then the famed Muir Woods in Marin County.

Big Basin, California's first state...

Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Big Basin Redwoods State Park

You'll find countless options for exploring California's signature redwood forests, but few equal the grandeur of Big Basin Redwoods State Park, in the Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Jose.

Coast...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Big Basin’s Redwood Trail Loop
Big Basin’s Redwood Trail Loop

Big Basin’s Redwood Trail Loop

The Redwoods of these parts were considered something akin to a cathedral by the local Indians - not a place of permanent residence but rather a place to pass through...

Redwood Creek Canyon
Redwood Creek Canyon

Skyline to the Sea Trail-Dool Trail-Creeping Forest Trail Loop

The park is about 65 miles south of San Francisco. From Santa Cruz travel approx 25 miles northwest via Highways 9 and 236 to reach Park...

Redwood Trail at Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Redwood Trail at Big Basin Redwoods State Park

The Redwood Trail at Big Basin Redwoods State Park loop offers easy access to some of the tallest and oldest Redwoods anywhere. The fact that the trail is flat and well-maintained, combined with the...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Bay Area Waterfall Hikes
Bay Area Waterfall Hikes

Rainy season darkens San Francisco Bay Area skies for about three months of the year, but nature lovers have one consolation: waterfalls bursting down the canyons of the region's mountain ranges. Bay...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Berry Creek Falls Loop at Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Berry Creek Falls Loop at Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Redwoods and waterfalls make this the best hike in the San Francisco Bay Area.

If you're up for 11 miles and a thousand feet of elevation gain spread out over a half-day, you'll be amazed to see the...

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Bay Area Hiking Destinations
Bay Area Hiking Destinations

If you have just one chance to hike in the San Francisco Bay Area, one of these destinations should be on it.

The North Bay is primarily Marin County, across the Golden Gate Bridge from San...

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