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Big Basin's Sunset Trail Camp

Boulder Creek, California

based on 6 reviews



9.46 miles

Elevation Gain

2146 ft

Route Type



Added by John Smith

Currently Closed. Big Basin's backpacking sites are open from May 1st - Nov. 1st. The hike into Sunset Trail Camp is 6 miles, 12 roundtrip. The campsite is situated in close proximity to the waterfalls.

This trail and campsite is currently closed (learn more). Looking for a more authentic hiking and camping weekend, without having to drive hours away to find it? Then the Sunset Trail Camp within Big Basin Redwoods SP is your ticket. To access this site, you'll need to hike the famous Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail where you'll meander through redwoods and across creeks. You'll then find yourself at Big Basin's big three waterfalls. Your destination is only a quarter-mile from Golden Cascade Falls. There are 10 campsites to choose from, all set along West Berry Creek. While all of the other hikers are turning around, you'll be unpacking and making yourself at home.

To reserve a spot at Sunset Trail Camp, call 831-338-8861.Campsites are $15 per night and there's an additional $5 reservation fee.

Head to http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=26658 for more info.

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Big Basin's Sunset Trail Camp Reviews

This is a great place to camp and explore while doing a coastal trek from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo! Watch some of the roads up here, they are very narrow, and don't always have a shoulder. Use your headlights!

This is one of my favorite state parks.

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