Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Boulder Creek

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#50 of 622 in Nature 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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  • We were driving up to San Francisco from the Monterey Bay area and wanted to stop and see the Redwoods. Muir Woods had some crazy reservation system where you had to schedule your time ahead. We...  more »
  • We walked what is probably the longest round trip hike, via Berry Creek and up the small valley with 3-4 more waterfalls. Beautiful, but rather strenuous, make sure you bring enough water! Berry...  more »
  • We saw huge and stunning costal redwoods along with plenty of Douglas firs in the park. We took the guided 1/2 mile hiking tour which made the light hike interesting and educational. I believe our...  more »
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