Big Basin Redwoods State Park

21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006-9064- Map It
Phone: (831) 338-8860
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Big Basin Redwoods State Park is 9 mi. n.w. on SR 236. Covering more than 18,000 acres, the park was established in 1902 as California's first state park. Some of the trees it protects, including a stand of coast redwoods, have attained a diameter of 18 feet and a height of 330 feet. Trails for hikers and equestrians, waterfalls and a chance to spot wildlife such as deer, raccoons, egrets and herons draw nature lovers. Among the 80 miles of trails is the Redwood Trail, an easy, half-mile nature hike leading to some of the park's tallest trees; the trail begins near the park headquarters. A natural history museum is on the grounds. Camping supplies and naturalist services are available June through October. Note: Portions of the park are closed due to storm damage; phone for updates. Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.
Day use $10 per private vehicle; $9 (ages 62+ per private vehicle).
Hours: Park open daily 6 a.m.-dusk. Museum open daily 9-5. Allow 2 hours minimum.