Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Boulder Creek

#24 of 248 in Beaches 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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  • This is such a great place to visit, even if only for a little while. The drive to the park from San Jose is like riding a rollercoaster.  more »
  • We hiked the sequoia trail a 4.3 mile hike to the semperverdis falls. Beautiful hike through the giant sequoias. We also did the red wood trail to the two biggest trees in the park. Tremendously impre...  more »

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