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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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Redwood Trees....What Else Do You Need to Say?

We traveled from San Jose to Big Basin, and then on to Santa Cruz. Both segments of the drive were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Des Moines, Iowa
You can go off the standard path and see some truly great trees!

We walked up the trail past the ranger's residence and the locked gate to find ourselves immersed... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Barbara H
State College, Pennsylvania
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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
+1 831-338-8860
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were planning on driving North to the Avenue of Giants to see the famous redwoods but a friend suggested going to nearby Big Basin state park. After driving through many miles of narrow twisting roads we arrived at big basin state park in time...More

Thank Qualitypro3336
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The drive to state park is adventurous and not for those with weak stomach. The park itself is very nice with giant redwood trees thousands of year old. There are few trails and we oped on one with 3 hours/4 miles. Trail was good with...More

Thank Anand1351
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say, the redwoods are amazing!! My family walked Redwood Loop Trail. It was a nice level, walk. It is something we will never forget.

Thank robin816
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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
31 July 2017|
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Response from Cruiser_D_R | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. This is a State Park, it would be easy to contact them. Good luck
12 June 2017|
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Response from sylvain m | Reviewed this property |
Depends on your allocated time. Check on Google maps. We took the long way and enjoyed the twisty toads to the north entrance. Enjoy.... it is truly a beautiful park