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Big Basin Redwoods State Park

21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006-9063
+1 831-338-8860
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Stunning redwoods!

One of our favorite parks, Big Basin is home to some of the most majestic trees on North America... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Boulder Creek, California
Beautiful, peaceful redwoods

This park is a beautiful introduction to the redwoods...we only were able to hike the short... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Edgewater, Maryland
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Towering redwoods meet the sandy beach, offering something outdoorsy for everyone.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006-9063
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Reviewed yesterday

One of our favorite parks, Big Basin is home to some of the most majestic trees on North America. There are miles of trails to explore that wind through wonderful redwood groves. Lots of wildlife....we’ve seen deer, coyotes, bobcats, foxes, wild turkeys, boar, and mountain...More

Thank carmstro249
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This park is a beautiful introduction to the redwoods...we only were able to hike the short Redwoods Loop but in just an easy half mile you see some stunning trees. There is a trail from the park to the ocean which we would have loved...More

2  Thank AnnieJ52
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I highly recommend this park. It is very beautiful. The redwoods are amazing. Park is well maintained, calm and serene. I would visit this park again if I am ever back in California. There is a gift shop, snack bar and visitors center. Parking can...More

1  Thank Jackie G
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We traveled from San Jose to Big Basin, and then on to Santa Cruz. Both segments of the drive were wonderful; small roads with beautiful scenery, tiny mountain & ocean towns and a feeling of being really in the midst of nature....because you are. The...More

Thank NewfiePupLover
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We walked up the trail past the ranger's residence and the locked gate to find ourselves immersed in a natural world with enormous trees in every direction. We only heard the sound of birds and the occasional fall of an acorn. Back on the main...More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

How can you give a place like this, with 2000 old trees anything less then a 5? This is a once in a lifetime kind of place! The waterfall was disappointing .... it's tiny! Like my height, and I am only 5' 8". We didn't...More

Thank mjlock81james
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

The redwoods were beautiful and fun to see. There are many different trails of varying lengths and difficulty levels, so something available for all. We did the Creeping Forest Trail with our 4,6 and 13 year old kids. It was a nice hike through the...More

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I didn't have time to explore the main part of the park but I spent about 45 minutes exploring Waddell Beach and watching the kite surfers. Maybe next time I can do a small trek.

Thank Terry F
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The road in has been well looked after for a small two lane road. One of the few in the area with decent pavement. My family has been coming here to camp, hike and enjoy the trees since it was established n 1901. Although there...More

Thank TurkeyVisit
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the Great Basin National Park for the day when staying down the Valley in Santa Clara. As others have mentioned the ride over the mountains to get to the Basin is certainly fun, especially the last narrow section which winds through and around...More

Thank Steve_of_N21
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7 January 2018|
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Response from TurkeyVisit | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are mosquitos. Use a repellant.
24 November 2017|
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Response from Barbara H | Reviewed this property |
There are a lot of trails, and a specific bike trail, too. It's all unpaved, but we saw bikers while we were there.
10 August 2017|
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Response from 1mammy | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I believe the bus can travel there but you will not be allowed to park in the camp sites