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#16 of 90 state parks in California

Best trails in Big Basin Redwoods State Park

3269 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California? AllTrails has 34 great hiking trails, trail 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 18 moderate trails in Big Basin Redwoods State Park ranging from 1.7 to 24.6 miles and from 387 to 2,490 feet 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
Contact
831-338-8860
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Top trails (34)
#1 - Sequoia Trail
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
Sequoia Trail is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Boulder Creek, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, naShow more
#2 - Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail: Saratoga Gap Route
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Length: 25.2 mi • 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 - Berry Creek Falls Trail
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • 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
#4 - Sunset, Berry Creek Falls and Howard King Trail Loop
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Length: 10.5 mi • 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
#5 - Sempervirens Falls Trail
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
Please respect trail closures if in place. 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
#6 - Skyline to the Sea and Meteor Trail Loop
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • 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
#7 - Redwood Trail
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • 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
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
Dool Trail, Meteor Trail and Sequoia Trail is a 6.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Boulder Creek, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numShow more
#9 - Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail: Castle Rock Route
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Length: 27.8 mi • 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 - Berry Creek Falls via Gazos Creek Road and Skyline to the Sea Trail
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Length: 10.8 mi • Est. 5 h 45 m
Note: During winter there might be closures in this area due to flooding or high winds. Please check with the park before attempting.Show more
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