Boulder Creek, California

Camp at Big Basin Redwoods State Park

0.5 Miles Total - Loop Trail

Originally added by Jason Hatfield

Walk through towering coastal redwoods in California's oldest state park.

An hour away from the thrumming city of San Jose, ancient immense trees live in a forest full of vibrant ferns and rushing waterfalls. Big Basin Redwoods State Park encompasses 10,000 acres of rare old-growth forest, and the scale of time can be most felt when wandering its paths. To really experience the beauty of this stunning place book one of the 150 campsites (I stayed at Sempervirens) for a long weekend and bring your camera; there's nothing quite as amazing as sleeping under a canopy of tree branches soaring hundreds of feet above.

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Chillin
Camping
Photography
Hiking
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
Scenic
Waterfall

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Beautiful Campground

I love this campground because of all the hiking options and places to explore around the area. It's a long windy drive to get there but that helps you feel like you are isolated in the middle of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Just beware of racoons, they are persistent little creatures that will try to steal food of the table the second you turn your back.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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