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Hollow Tree and Meteor Trail Hike in Big Basin Redwoods State Park

December 11, 2011

Hiking in Big Basin with the Outdoor Adventure ClubJoin us a this beautiful 8-mile hike that takes us through redwood filled ravines in Big Basin State Park via the scenic Hollow Tree and Meteor Trails.


This loop extends from the visitor's center to the northern extent of Big Basin's old growth redwoods. Almost the entire route passes through remarkably dense old-growth redwood and tanoak forest looking like a solid and very tall wall of greenery. Much of it follows along rushing Opal Creek and several large trees alongside the trail have been hollowed out by fire, hence the name of one of the trails.


Although much of the hike contains gentle ups and downs, there are a few steep climbs and descents so some moderate hiking experience is required for this trip.


Along the way your Outdoor Adventure Club guide will show you the way, keep the conversation going, and serve up a great OAC lunch on the trail.




Where is this trip?

Here's a Google Map to the general area

View Big Basin State Park in a larger map

Specific driving directions for the trip will come with your confirmed reservation.



  • A professional guide, certified as a Wilderness First Responder
  • A great OAC lunch- let us know if you have any dietary preferences
  • Great folks to meet and hike with
  • A map of the area
  • A carpool list so you can arrange rides to the trip

You'll need to bring:
A recommended gear list will come with your confirmed reservation, but you should generally be prepared with the following:

  • Clothes appropriate for the weather (avoid wearing cotton)
  • Appropriate footwear
  • 2 liters of water
  • A small daypack to hold your water and spare clothing layers
  • State Park entrance fee per vehicle $10 (carpool!)


OAC Members: $20

Non-members: $39


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If you have any questions about this trip, please email us at info@outdooradventureclub.com or call 415-377-1195.


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