Top Adventures in Boulder Creek

  • Hike to Limestone Kilns and Big Ben Redwood

    Henry Cowell Redwood State Park is a super easy destination to get to from Santa Cruz, but the seclusion of the Fall Creek Unit makes this a big bang for buck hike. This hike will take you to Big Ben, a medium sized old growth Redwood, and the aba...

    8 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Hike Fall Creek at Henry Cowell SP

    This quiet 10 mile hike features a winding creek and tall redwoods throughout the trail.  The parking at the Fall Creek Trailhead is limited, so it is best to get there before 10am.  There are redwoods very close to the trail and a good portion is...

    9.7 miles 2191 ft gain

  • Camp at Huckleberry Campground

    Big Basin Redwoods State Park features towering redwoods and a refreshing forest experience. This is a great campground for Bay Area or Santa Cruz residents looking to get into the woods for a weekend.  Huckleberry Campground offers 30 tent campsi...

  • Camp at Sempervirens in Big Basin Redwoods

    Amidst the giant redwoods, Sempervirens is a breath of fresh air from the every busy Silicon Valley. Make sure to arrive in time to explore Sempervirens Creek. The wooded trails are perfect for running or hiking. Each campground comes with a picni...

    993 ft gain

  • Tree Climb Mount Hermon

    Climbing an aerial obstacle course through the redwoods of Mount Hermon is a great way to experience the thrill of climbing and being in the trees.  See what it's like to scurry through the trees like a squirrel.  This unique vantage point offers ...

  • Hike to Sempervirens Falls

    The hike to Sempervirens Falls is an easy 2.1 mile out-and-back hike on the Sequoia Trail. You'll travel through the redwood forest and some of the campgrounds located in Big Basin State Park. The hike is pleasant but on occasion, you'll be too cl...

    2.1 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hike the Berry Creek Falls Loop

    Nestled in California's oldest state park, the popular Berry Creek Falls Loop hike begins at the Big Basin park headquarters. If you're up for 11 miles, a thousand feet of elevation gain through towering redwoods and along serene creeks, and sprea...

    11 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Backcountry Camp at Big Basin's Sunset Trail Camp

    Looking for a more authentic hiking and camping weekend, without having to drive hours away to find it? Then the Sunset Trail Camp within Big Basin Redwoods SP is your ticket. To access this site, you'll need to hike the famous Skyline-to-the-Sea...

    12 miles

  • Camp at Big Basin Redwoods State Park

    An hour away from the thrumming city of San Jose, ancient immense trees live in a forest full of vibrant ferns and rushing waterfalls. Big Basin Redwoods State Park encompasses 10,000 acres of rare old-growth forest, and the scale of time can be m...

    0.5 miles

  • Hike the Ocean View Summit Loop

    This hike begins at the Big Basin park headquarters. If you're up for 6 miles through giant redwoods and along serene creeks, and with an ocean view, then this is the hike for you. Ocean view summit loop starts on the Gazos Creek Road bridge, next...

    6 miles 600 ft gain

  • Hike the Old Growth Redwoods Trail

    Quick half-mile stroll through the old growth Redwoods that will show you the nature of the ever-living redwood tree.Redwoods are capable of withstanding storms, floods, fire, droughts, and even termites. These legendary trees can live for over 2,...

    0.5 miles

  • Hike to the Observation Deck in Henry Cowell Redwoods SP

    The trail starts at the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Visitors Center. Grab a map in the center, as your hike has you turning onto a few different trails to get to the observation deck.  Start on the Pipeline Road trail. Wandering amongst stunn...

    5 miles 600 ft gain

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