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Big Basin Redwoods State Park

21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006-9063
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Nice quite stroll

Well kept trails. At the time parking was not a problem. We drove from SJC airport to the Park and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Craig T
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Louisville, KY
Absolutely Amazing

This is a very special place. We really enjoyed walking around and really immersing ourselves in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
brookeann521
,
Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
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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 2 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.

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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

1  Thank brookeann521
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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 14 May 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.

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Reviewed 12 May 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

1  Thank SBC75
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Reviewed 30 April 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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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Soundscapes are just as important as landscapes. No one wants to here your pop music coming out of crappy little twangy speakers.

2  Thank jonathanmX3602HR
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a magical visit, Big Basin SP an excellent place to go. Majestic redwoods tower overhead, bringing a sense of wonder and peace with them. The hiking is phenomenal, with many wonderful trails to choose from. There are lovely waterfalls to...More

Thank WorldDuo
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Big Basin Redwoods State Park has amazing Trees. There are trees with 70 feet circumference at the base. Trees with holes big enough for several persons to stay in. These holes were caused by fire from lightning strike but the tree is still alive. The...More

Thank Pl L
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I-Hart-Traveling
13 April 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
24 March 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
16 March 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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