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Amazing Must Visit place

One of the most amazing places in the world and so accessible from the San Jose area. Feels like a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Easwar S
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Singapore, Singapore
Amazingly Beautiful, We'll be back

This gorgeous state park sprinkled with various level campgrounds, from primitive to full service... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
happyfeetx
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Sacramento, California
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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 6 days ago

One of the most amazing places in the world and so accessible from the San Jose area. Feels like a cathedral among the trees! A truly holy place indeed!

Thank Easwar S
Reviewed 6 days ago

This gorgeous state park sprinkled with various level campgrounds, from primitive to full service, is an amazing place. So easy to reach from San Jose and Santa Cruz to plan other fun activities and travel around. I'd spend at least three days in the park,...More

Thank happyfeetx
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in at south west end at ocean since forest fires prohibited entry off hwy 9. Hiked onto the park and had s great day. Very few people great views very peaceful and wonderful weather. Nice stop along hwy 1 on why to San Francisco.

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at Big Basin on our drive from San Francisco to Monterey and it was well with the time. The drive into the park offered spectacular views of the city as you traversed switch back roads. Be sure to roll your windows down, it...More

Thank runbirdie13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended this park and we are glad we took the advice. Getting there is via a very twisty road - but that was part of the overall experience with beautiful scenes. A smaller, manouverable vehicle is better than a van or other big...More

Thank ICFY95
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived when they opened, so parking was not a problem (we were also there during the week in October). We started with the easy Redwood Trail and then hit the moderate Sequoia Trail. Had we known how awesome this place was, we wouldn't have...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an amazing place to visit for day hiking in the redwoods. Miles of trails, some stretching alway to the beach. There are cabin sites, which are cozy and fun. They have potbelly stove heating inside with raised mattresses and even offer camping packages...More

Thank norcalgnome
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Exciting to drive down into the park, through the redwoods ... And then there was a bit of a trying time finding a parking space, followed by a pleasant enough walk in a queue of other tree-admirers. Not the best big tree experience for us,...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 6 October 2018

The road itself to the park is gorgeous and exciting. Once you reach the destination you have several options.. I had a only couple of hours and did a short walk which was satisfying as is though I saw there are more attractions in the...More

Thank hazanrel
Reviewed 30 September 2018

I guess i expected more. on a Saturday there were loads of other visitors and hikers. parking was hard to find. $10 vehical fee. the size of Redwood trees is not impressive. sorry i guess I had a different idea in my mind of quite...More

Thank Amir S
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maryd2448
16 October 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!
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johnpmudri
10 August 2018|
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Response from Jim H | Reviewed this property |
12 miles north of Santa Cruz. Very easy to get to
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chrisy19067
30 July 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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