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Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Boulder Creek

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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 went with my family and we absolutely loved it you have to visit the garden of eden it's beautiful so peaceful !! The hikes are so awesome we didn't want to leave we had the best time you dan stay t...  more »
  • First time to Big Basin and no doubt it is beautiful, but omg mosquito hell. They will bite you through your leggings, get under your shirt, and go to town. I have never experienced this many mosquito...  more »
  • I HIGHLY recommend this Park. Words cannot even come close to describe the beauty you will see. We spent about 4 hours here and wish we could have spent more time. Even if you only have an hour to wal...  more »