Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Boulder Creek

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#25 of 228 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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  • WOW ... even the drive into the park was breath taking! (literally ... we are NOT FROM THE MOUNTAINS) ha ha ... The staff were super friendly and very knowledgeable! We went on a tour with a volunteer...  more »
  • Beautiful place. The drive up is thrilling in itself. We hiked 6 miles and it was not that difficult.  more »
  • The redwoods are impressive. Even the hour drive into the basin was enjoyable with stunning visuals. I would highly recommend starting early. I arrived at 8am and hiked for a good 4 hours before encou...  more »
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