Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Boulder Creek

#51 of 625 in Nature in California
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. Put Big Basin Redwoods State Park into our Boulder Creek trip itinerary builder tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Boulder Creek.
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  • Getting to the park is probably the worst part given all the winding roads make for slow going. I really enjoyed stopping at this park and stretching my legs a bit. The easy trail with landmarks is gr...  more »
  • We’re from Ohio & have never seen such amazingly huge trees! It was definitely a must see for us on this visit to CA.  more »
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