Big Basin Redwoods State Park

21600 Big Basin Hwy
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

831.338.8860 (Recorded Info)

Hours of Operation
  • Open sunrise to sunset.
Type of Activity
  • Bicycling
  • Museums
  • Points of Interest
  • Tours
  • Bird Watching
  • Dog-Friendly Parks
  • Hiking
  • Parks and Reserves
  • Wildlife Watch
  • Bird Watching
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Adventures
  • Heritage Tourism

Big Basin is California’s oldest State Park, established in 1902. Home to the largest continuous stand of Ancient Coast Redwoods south of San Francisco, the park consists of Old Growth and recovering Redwood Forest. Elevations in the park vary from sea level to over 2,000 feet.
The park has over 80 miles of trails. The popular Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail threads its way through the park along Waddell Creek to the beach. The park also has a surprising number of waterfalls, a wide variety of environments, many animals and lots of bird life.
Dogs are permitted in the campsites, picnic areas, and on paved roads only. They must be on a leash and attended at all times. Dogs ARE NOT permitted on any of the trails.