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Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Boulder Creek
(4.7/5 based on 420+ 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.
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  • I'm from the east coast so hiking in this forest was unforgettable. The red woods are amazing and it's not far from the downtown Santa Cruz. Easy to get around and not too technical especially for peo...  more »
  • Visited for the day whilst staying in Santa Cruz. Cost around $10 to gain access to park. Lovely sort easy walks. Beautiful forest. The drive was very easy from Santa Cruz 
  • Very good organised nature attraction. See the amazing sequoias, incl. the Mother and the Father of the forest (they might surprise you), some of the wildlife, have a nice walk - various possibilities...  more »