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Best trails in Big Basin Redwoods State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California? AllTrails has 33 great hiking trails, running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 17 moderate trails in Big Basin Redwoods State Park ranging from 2.7 to 39.6 km and from 118 to 759 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Waterfalls, redwood forest, and miles of serene trails... Big Basin Redwoods State Park has everything to offer, within a short drive from San Francisco, San Jose, and Santa Cruz. This park is California's oldest, spanning more than 18,000 acres, and more than 2,000 feet in elevation. Day Use Annual Passes are accepted here. Dogs are only allowed on the paved trails.
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Map of trails in Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Park information
Acreage
18000 acres
Park hours
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mailing address
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Contact
831-338-8860
Top trails (33)
#1 - Sequoia Trail [CLOSED]
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Length: 6.9 km • Est. 2 h 8 m
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 there is currently no vehicle access to this trail or others in the park. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355Show more
#2 - Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail: Saratoga Gap Route [CLOSED]
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Length: 40.6 km • Est. 11 h 47 m
Two of the Bay Area's most popular hiking locales -- Castle Rock and Big Basin Redwoods state parks -- promise one of the region's top backpacking experiences. A three-day, 25-plus-mile hike through tShow more
#3 - Sunset, Berry Creek Falls and Howard King Trail Loop [CLOSED]
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Length: 16.9 km • Est. 6 h 7 m
As of Feb 05, 2020, users have reported that there are temporary closures in this area. Please consult the park's website before visiting.Show more
#4 - Skyline to the Sea and Meteor Trail Loop [CLOSED]
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Length: 7.6 km • Est. 2 h 29 m
Please note as of September 2019, approximately 1 mile of the Skyline to Sea Trail is closed south of Park Headquarters from the Hihn Hammond Connector Trail to the Sunset Connector Trail due to stormShow more
#5 - Berry Creek Falls Trail [CLOSED]
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Length: 11.6 km • Est. 3 h 57 m
This is an alternative to the much more popular Berry Creek Falls Loop, which can also be found on AllTrails. This trail goes to the falls and then back to the parking area.Show more
#6 - Sempervirens Falls Trail [CLOSED]
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Length: 5.0 km • Est. 1 h 25 m
An easy stroll on the Sequoia Trail leads to the picturesque Semperviren Falls. Dogs are allowed in the campsites, picnic areas, and on paved roads only.Show more
#7 - Redwood Trail [CLOSED]
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Length: 1.0 km • Est. 16 m
See some of the world's tallest trees along this easy, well-maintained hiking trail. A great hike for young kids. The Redwood Trail at Big Basin Redwoods State Park loop offers easy access to some ofShow more
#8 - Dool Trail, Meteor Trail and Sequoia Trail [CLOSED]
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Length: 9.8 km • Est. 3 h 17 m
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 there is currently no vehicle access to this trail or others in the park. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355Show more
#9 - Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail: Castle Rock Route [CLOSED]
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Length: 44.7 km • Est. Multi-day
This map shows the full Skyline-to-the-Sea route from the Castle Rock State Park entrance. Be advised that trail camps may not have trash collection and/or water available; check park conditions befoShow more
#10 - Buzzard's Roost via Pine Mountain Trail [CLOSED]
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Length: 6.9 km • Est. 2 h 30 m
Hike up Pine Mountain to Buzzard's Roost Lookout at 2150ft A hiking only trailShow more
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