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Lovely!

I wanted to see redwoods up close, so my California aficionado friend brought me to Big Basin State... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
captaincook2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
Fantastic place to visit !!

Fortunately the weather was prefect to walk the trails and see these huge trees!! This state park... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Teresa H
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Taylor Mill, Kentucky
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Towering redwoods meet the sandy beach, offering something outdoorsy for everyone.
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21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006-9063
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I wanted to see redwoods up close, so my California aficionado friend brought me to Big Basin State Park. It was lovely. :) Admission was $10 per car. Pros - very clean-well maintained facilities (bathroom, gift shop, ice cream store) - helpful park staff --...More

Thank captaincook2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fortunately the weather was prefect to walk the trails and see these huge trees!! This state park was beautiful and well maintained. If you are in the area, do add this State Park to your to do list.

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Muir Woods on Wednesday and decided to visit the Big Basin Redwood State Park the next day. I don’t know which one is my favorite but you should have both of them on your itinerary. Unlike the Muir Woods, there is no...More

Thank Bhutch9910
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hopefully the title says it all! You can read about how great this redwood location is below, so this is just to give a quick summary of Wastahi campground. We were looking for somewhere quiet, private, secluded, right next to hiking trails with a feeling...More

Thank Night_Train201
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simple magnificent! Big beautiful trees. The park staff where all friendly & helpful. The map was easy to understand & follow. We spent 2 days hiking & covered several trails. All the trailheads are well marked which is very helpful. The trails themselves are easy...More

Thank Trish M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful Redwood park with well marked trails for all levels of hikers. Best to visit during the week as parking fills up quickly on the weekend. I didnt want to leave and plan to be back.

Thank MJLRochester_NewYork
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Redwood tree park is a visiting place, where you will ind yourself near the nature. There are tress which are centuries old, and you are gonna like it. This is a treasure, which has been preserved. There are different trails, which you can do based...More

Thank Keshav G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’ve been coming here since I was a toddler and am still impressed. I so love these trees and this area. Hard to believe it’s not a National monument.

Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Big Basin Redwood state Park can be accessed from the north on 236 Big Basin Way on a two lane winding road. Or from the south on 236 on basically a one lane road that is beautiful but very windy. Tucked in the redwood trees...More

Thank Todd W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This state park is the nicest of several that I visited while in Santa Cruz. The park is only $10/car and encourages picnics to keep costs even lower. They have a snack bar also to provide more options. The park has lots to offer and...More

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johnpmudri
August 9, 2018|
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Response from Belinda K | Reviewed this property |
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chrisy19067
July 29, 2018|
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Response from Lindsay Z | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think any of the trails are handicap accessible, but the area around the visitor’s center is and many trails run along the road, you might be able to go along them if you’re in a group. It’s very shady and the heat... More
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I-Hart-Traveling
April 12, 2018|
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Response from Wardsntx | Reviewed this property |
Not really a "boutique" hotel, but it is close to Big Basin - Castonoa Lodge. It will still require a drive in to Big Basin of about an hour even though you will only be about 35 miles away. The drive into Big Basin is... More
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