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  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California

    Top Spots in and near Golden Gate National Recreation Area

    • 21600 Big Basin Way, California

      Hike the Sequoia Trail at Big Basin Redwoods SP

      4.0
      4.3 mi / 600 ft gain
      This 4.3 mile hike in Big Basin Redwoods SP is a peaceful break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.   In the first half, there is a quick detour you can take to Sempervirens Falls.  Just listen for sounds of water, read the signs, and cross the road.  The detour itself is as far as cross...
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    • Sanborn County Park, California

      Hike Sanborn County Park via the San Andreas Trail

      4.0
      4.2 mi / 1282 ft gain
      This is a moderately rated 4.2 mile trail that winds through the redwoods west of Saratoga.  It features a dirt trail with tall trees and a creek.  The hike is very tranquil and there is lot s of greenery.  There are big rocks in the creek that can you can sit on.  People often meditate here as i...
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    • Boulder Creek, California

      Hike the Old Growth Redwoods Trail

      4.5
      0.5 mi
      Quick half-mile stroll through the old growth Redwoods that will show you the nature of the ever-living redwood tree.Redwoods are capable of withstanding storms, floods, fire, droughts, and even termites. These legendary trees can live for over 2,000 years and possess incredible strength, vigor, ...
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    • Boulder Creek, California

      Hike the Berry Creek Falls Loop

      4.8
      11 mi / 2000 ft gain
      Nestled in California's oldest state park, the popular Berry Creek Falls Loop hike begins at the Big Basin park headquarters. If you're up for 11 miles, a thousand feet of elevation gain through towering redwoods and along serene creeks, and spread out over a half-day, then this is the hike for y...
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    • Boulder Creek, California

      Camp at Big Basin Redwoods State Park

      4.0
      0.5 mi
      Big Basin is currently closed including the campgrounds. Please visit the Parks.ca.gov site for updated details.  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 10,00...
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    • Boulder Creek, California

      Hike the Ocean View Summit Loop

      4.0
      6 mi / 600 ft gain
      This hike begins at the Big Basin park headquarters. If you're up for 6 miles through giant redwoods and along serene creeks, and with an ocean view, then this is the hike for you. Ocean view summit loop starts on the Gazos Creek Road bridge, next turn right on to the Middle Ridge Fire Road, whic...
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    • Boulder Creek, California

      Big Basin's Sunset Trail Camp

      4.8
      9.46 mi / 2146 ft gain
      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...
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    • Boulder Creek, California

      Hike to Sempervirens Falls

      4.0
      2.1 mi / 100 ft gain
      The hike to Sempervirens Falls is an easy 2.1 mile out-and-back hike on the Sequoia Trail. You'll travel through the redwood forest and some of the campgrounds located in Big Basin State Park. The hike is pleasant but on occasion, you'll be too close to the road to feel like you're deep in the wi...
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    • San Jose, California

      North Rim Trail to Eagle Rock

      5.0
      1.94 mi / 240 ft gain
      North Rim Trail to Eagle Rock is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near San Jose, California.
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    • Calistoga, California

      Camp at Bothe-Napa Valley SP

      4.5
      Looking for a romantic getaway but you’d prefer to spend your nights around a campfire? This adventure is for you. This beautiful Napa Valley campground has it all – 10 miles of hiking trails, 1,900 acres to explore, and…new yurts! Yurts are basically cool circular tents that allow you enjoy the ...
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    • Larkfield-Wikiup, California

      Creekside Trail to Canyon Trail to Ridge Trail Loop

      4.0
      4.46 mi / 850 ft gain
      Creekside Trail to Canyon Trail to Ridge Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Santa Rosa, California.
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