Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Boulder Creek

4.8
#24 of 167 in Beaches in California
Visit California's oldest state park, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, where the ocean meets towering redwood forest. Marked as the tallest trees in the world, redwoods here stretch as tall as 106 m (350 ft). This park, founded in 1902, is a California Historic Landmark, as it preserves the grandeur of the biggest continuous stand of ancient coast redwoods below San Francisco. You can hike over 130 km (80 mi) of trails, ranging from easy to strenuous. Other favorite activities include camping and picnicking. Observe the forest's wildlife, including deer, herons, and bobcats. If you bring your dog, note that man's best friend is not allowed on hiking trails. Put Big Basin Redwoods State Park into our Boulder Creek trip itinerary builder tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Boulder Creek.
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  • 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 t...  more »
  • 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 s...  more »
  • 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 rea...  more »

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