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Great alternative to Muir Woods

The winding roads are hypnotizing, the quiet is so still you can hear the ferns and branches... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Oakland, California
Feeling small is really fun!

Went to this majestic place to see Redwoods. It did not disappoint. Easy access to trails. Only a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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Towering redwoods meet the sandy beach, offering something outdoorsy for everyone.
21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006-9063
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The winding roads are hypnotizing, the quiet is so still you can hear the ferns and branches rustling in the wind. The crowds......wait.......there were no crowds. But what about the fee? there is no fee. Be one with nature then take a drive up Highway...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank msshields63
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to this majestic place to see Redwoods. It did not disappoint. Easy access to trails. Only a $10 parking fee. Saw huge redwoods and loved the ride in and especially out of the park. This was a highlight of our time in California.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to this park for over 50 years. Loved it as a kid. Love it now. It’s a beautiful park with hiking trails for all levels. Lots of camp and picnic sites available. They also have a small store.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mark S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We almost didn't come here because there were a number of redwood stops to choose from in California but we were so happy we made the drive out here. We enjoyed the drive here as much as the visit to the park. We loved how...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GrnMtnGirl79
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Big Basin is amazing! I had such a fantastic time here. Camped at one of the walk-in campgrounds and no one was around. It was a little buggy so be sure to bring bug spray but otherwise fantastic. Being surrounded by gorgeous trees. Doesn't get...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sarah P
Reviewed January 12, 2019

There are only a handful of original, old-growth stands of redwoods left in California, and this is one of them. Takes some effort to get here (we came from San Francisco) and you'll be driving on some narrow winding roads, but absolutely worth the trip....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Randy M
Reviewed January 11, 2019

Excellent redwoods and walking trails for all ages and skills, The park rangers are friendly and very knowledgeable. Parking for the day is only $10. Easy access from San Jose, Santa Cruz and even San Francisco.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Matrix275
Reviewed December 29, 2018

Big Basin, California's first state park and home to the largest continuous stand of ancient coast redwoods south of San Francisco, features miles of trails for hiking through this beautiful redwood forest. Trail hiking times range from 45 minutes (1/2 mile) to three hours. But...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Marty F
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

Very accommodating state park. Clean facilities beautiful redwood trees throughout. Ample parking. Snack bar and gift shop available. If you buy the yearly park pass it's more convenient.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank coolcarl50
Reviewed December 18, 2018

We stayed at the Huckleberry Campground for two nights during Thanksgiving week, and loved it. The obvious attraction is being in the presence of towering, majestic, timeless redwoods. We were also quite impressed by the campground - spacious campsites nestled in the forest, with very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Julie S
March 19, 2019|
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Response from Matrix275 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can see some trees, and one of the walks is super short, flat and fast to do.
Greg B
March 2, 2019|
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Response from AnnaRabea | Reviewed this property |
We had campfires every night and cooked on them - there were no restrictions (we visited in November 2018).
October 15, 2018|
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Response from Jim H | Reviewed this property |
If you stay in the park and follow the trail, that is more than enough time. I was by my self and I had a great time!