Trip Planner:   USA  /  California  /  Boulder Creek  /  Nature  /  Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Boulder Creek

(4.8/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Boulder Creek holiday planner to visit Big Basin Redwoods State Park on your trip to Boulder Creek, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Create a full Boulder Creek itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Boulder Creek

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in California by other users

11 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in West Hollywood BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Twentynine Palms BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in California BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A local jewel. Not to be missed if you are from out of town. Can get a little crowded with visitors on weekends. If so, go to Henry Cowell Instead, another Incredible local state park. I Love them bot...  more »
  • Anytime you need your payment cleared or just don't have anybody to hang out with that day this is a good place to take a walk. Go at your own pace. No hurries no worries 
  • Not only the park is great but also the drive leading up to it. Be prepared to be amazed by trees that at some thousand years of age, are older than the entire continent. Not to mention that it is the...  more »