Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Due to the CZU Lightning Complex Fires, the park is currently closed until further notice. Please check the official website below for further information.

The very first continuous California State Park, Big Basin Redwoods protects magnificent trees as old as 1,800 years, and offers great hikes, beautiful views, waterfalls, cultural sites and lots of inspiration. The park contains the biggest continuous stand of old growth coast redwoods south of San Francisco

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

Camping and backpacking in the park are especially rewarding. The park also offers tent cabins for rent and a horse camp.



21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek

Managed By

California State Parks

Distance from UCSB

282 mi

How To Get There


Things To Do

Backpacking, Beach Activities, BBQ, Biking (mountain), Birdwatching, Camping, Hiking, Historic/Cultural Interest, Horseback Riding, Picnicking, Relaxing, Running (trail), Viewing, Walking, Watchable Wildlife

Fun Facts

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.

Other Information

There are excellent animal, bird, and plant lists for Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

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Best Time To Visit

Spring, Summer, Fall

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