In addition to the magnificent redwoods, the park spans diverse habitats from sea level to 2000 feet, and hosts interesting plants and animals including newts, salamanders, banana slugs, marbled murrelets, red huckleberries, Pacific wax myrtle, and chaparral pea. With over 80 miles of hiking trails, some of the best routes include: Sequoia Trail, Berry Creek Falls, Redwood Loop Trail (short), Sunset-Skyline Short Loop Trail, and the lengthy Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail.
21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek
California State Parks
Backpacking, Beach Activities, BBQ, Biking (mountain), Birdwatching, Camping, Hiking, Historic/Cultural Interest, Horseback Riding, Picnicking, Relaxing, Running (trail), Viewing, Walking, Watchable Wildlife
For thousands of years, the Cotoni and Quiroste peoples harvested huckleberries, toyon berries and steelhead here.
The creation of this park, like so many state parks in California, was a result of a dedicated group of hard working citizens, donors and advocates. In this case, the Sempervirens Club worked together with others to protect this irreplaceable stand of old growth redwoods.