Your complete guide to Big Basin Redwoods State Park. From the best Big Basin hikes to the best campgrounds and everything you should know before you go.
Big Basin Redwoods State Park brings back fond memories from my childhood of hiking through the quiet redwood forest and being immersed in nature from a young age.
A 45-minute drive from where I grew up in Santa Cruz, Big Basin was an easy escape for family hikes on the weekends and school field trips to learn more about the local fauna in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
And at over 18,000 acres, there’s a lot to explore at Big Basin Redwoods.
Because this area was protected relatively early compared to other redwood forests in California, this is where you’ll find the largest continuous stand of ancient coast redwoods south of San Francisco.