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Big Basin Redwoods State Park

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21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
831.338.8860

August 2019

Redwood Grove Loop Walk

August 23, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 1.5-hour walk. Bring water and good walking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Redwood Grove Loop Walk

August 23, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 1.5-hour walk. Bring water and good walking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Ask Us!: Visitor Center Staffed

August 24, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Do you have questions about Big Basin? Want trail information? Information about the plants and animals you see? Come to the visitor center, next to park headquarters, to get answers! Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Meteor Trail Hike

August 24, 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Free

Join a Big Basin docent on one of our most diverse hikes—by mountain streams, oak woodlands, chaparral, and redwoods. We’ll discuss forests, flowers, and fires on a six-mile, 3.5-hour hike. This somewhat strenuous ascent is rewarded with ocean views on a clear day. Bring water, lunch, and good hiking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Redwood Grove Loop Walk

August 24, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 1.5-hour walk. Bring water and good walking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Discover Big Basin Redwoods

August 24, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Free

Explore the park’s less travelled backcountry with Docent Barry Grimm. This moderately paced hike will be individually tailored to your group. Based on group size, experience level, and weather conditions, we will choose from the many trails that explore the park’s most scenic areas. Bring water and good hiking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Redwood Grove Loop Walk

August 24, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 1.5-hour walk. Bring water and good walking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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The Road Less Traveled: A Dog-Friendly Walk

August 25, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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On this dog-friendly walk, we travel North Escape Road, a paved road closed to traffic. We tour stunning old-growth redwood groves along beautiful Opal Creek. We’ll discuss redwood ecology and park history while exploring the deep shade of the redwood forest. This is a fun and easy, 3-mile, 2-hour walk with docent Diane Shaw. Dogs not required, but welcome! Bring water. Meet at park headquarters. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Ask Us!: Visitor Center Staffed

August 25, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Do you have questions about Big Basin? Want trail information? Information about the plants and animals you see? Come to the visitor center, next to park headquarters, to get answers! Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Redwood Grove Loop Walk

August 25, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 1.5-hour walk. Bring water and good walking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Redwood Grove Loop Walk

August 25, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 1.5-hour walk. Bring water and good walking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Twilight Adaptation Adventure

August 25, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Free

Twilight marks the end of day and the beginning of night. Animals who come out at night have special adaptations to survive. Come test your nocturnal abilities on this fun, half-mile, 1.5 hour walk. Meet at park headquarters. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Exploring Big Basin

August 26, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Free

Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, geology, history and more on these fun, varied hikes with docent Diane Shaw. Hikes are 5-8 miles and last up to 5 hours. We go rain or shine, but strong winds may cancel. Meet at park headquarters. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. 

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Redwood Grove Loop Walk

August 30, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 1.5-hour walk. Bring water and good walking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Redwood Grove Loop Walk

August 30, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 1.5-hour walk. Bring water and good walking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Hike to Ocean View Summit

August 31, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Free

Escape the crowds on this 6-mile loop through shaded forest to a hilltop view of the coast. Join docent Steve Stolper as we climb the Meteor Trail through the trees, gaining 600 feet before emerging at Ocean View Summit. After a relaxed lunch we descend back into the forest and return to headquarters. Bring at least one liter of water, lunch, snacks, and appropriate clothing. Meet at park headquarters. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event free. Vehicle day use…

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Ask Us!: Visitor Center Staffed

August 31, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Do you have questions about Big Basin? Want trail information? Information about the plants and animals you see? Come to the visitor center, next to park headquarters, to get answers! Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Outlook from Mt. McAbee

August 31, 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Free

Join Docent Hal Anjo on a 6-mile, 3.5 hour moderate hike to McAbee Outlook. We’ll stop at the top and enjoy the lovely ocean views, returning through a beautiful old-growth redwood forest. Learn about the different habitats as you watch the environment change as we climb and enjoy the view. Bring plenty of water, snacks, and good hiking shoes. Meet at park headquarters.Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.  

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Redwood Grove Loop Walk

August 31, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 1.5-hour walk. Bring water and good walking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Snakes Alive!

August 31, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Free

Why are snakes important to us? How do they see, smell, taste, and hear? What and how do they eat? What does a snake feel like? Come to the Sempervirens Room at park headquarters, meet docent Diane Shaw and her snake, and learn about the fascinating world of snakes. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Discover Big Basin Redwoods

August 31, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Free

Explore the park’s less travelled backcountry with Docent Barry Grimm. This moderately paced hike will be individually tailored to your group. Based on group size, experience level, and weather conditions, we will choose from the many trails that explore the park’s most scenic areas. Bring water and good hiking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Redwood Grove Loop Walk

August 31, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 1.5-hour walk. Bring water and good walking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Evening Campfire Programs

August 31, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and story. Serenade the glittering stars and learn about redwoods and the creatures of the forest while relaxing in the shadows of the towering trees. Fire lighting and marshmallow roasting (we provide the marshmallows and sticks!) starts at 7pm and the program begins at 7:30pm. Meet at the campfire center.Wheelchair and stroller accessible. Good dogs welcome! Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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