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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This is simply the best place to enjoy the giant sequoia forests of the California Coast. It's a great place with a short and a longer trail. Climb up to get a view of the coast. There are some educat... more »
Don't miss the gem of a forest. Can do the short little loop walk or take a longer hike. Go during the week to avoid crowds and just soak in the magical fairy land with all those majestic old trees. W... more »
We went to the park shortly after the storms that had taken out a lot of the trails, but still found plenty to do here. The trails that are open have lots and lots of giant redwoods that our young kid... more »
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