Big Basin Redwoods State Park

21600 Big Basin Way Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Big Basin is located 9 miles from Boulder Creek on Hwy 236.

For general information, call Big Basin Park Headquarters at (831) 338-8860.

Big Basin is seeking volunteers who want to assist visitors and share the natural and cultural history of our parks. To inquire about joining the Big Basin Redwoods State Park docent volunteer staff, please call (831) 338-8883 or email Susan Blake.

Big Basin Bus Service!

Big Basin bus service update: Buses will run starting in mid-April until December on Saturday and Sunday only. You can buy a day pass for $6 or it will be $2 per ride. 


In the morning, take Route 35A bus from Metro Center at 8:30 AM.


Spend the day in the park and take Route 35 back to Metro Center at 7:48 PM.


If you hike Skyline to the Sea, take Route 35A bus from Metro Center at 8:30 AM, hike the trail to Waddell Creek and connect to the Route 40 Davenport/North Coast Beach route bus at 5:15 PM.


For more information contact 831-425-8600, Mon-Fri, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM or visit


Check out this great video about riding the bus to Big Basin, courtesy of the Santa Cruz Visitor's Center!


Enjoy your time at the park!

Big Basin Activites & Information

There are so many different ways to discover California's oldest state park. To experience it all, you'll probably want to return again and again!

Big Basin Nature Museum & Research Center

Discover the mind-blowing natural history of Big Basin. Learn about the park's species. Step inside the lab of a famous naturalis. Explore the park's geological features, the latest redwood research, and much, much more.

Big Basin Events

Sponsored by California State Parks

Mountain Parks Foundation

For more information about these events

call (831) 338-8883 or email Susan Blake.

Big Basin Camping

We understand that for many of you, your ultimate park experience at Big Basin includes camping in our beautiful forests.  While we do not handle camping reservations at Mountain Parks Foundation, we have included several links to help connect you to the reservation services you need.

Big Basin Hiking

Hitting the trail can take you to a variety of habitats, vistas, waterfalls, outback camps and even out to the seas. Here you can find information about trail names, distances and hiking-time durations for many popular Big Basin trails. 

Big Basin History

This Califonia jewell is the oldest state park in the state and the birthplace of our national conservation movement. Learn what makes this park so special, and a must-see for travelers the world over.

Big Basin FAQs

Before you visit Big Basin, get some answers to your many questions. From where to ride your bike to the number of trails in the park, you can find it right here.

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