Big Basin Redwoods State Park Berry Creek Falls Trail Loop

Boulder Creek, California

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This 11-mile loop is a satisfying jaunt through the largest continuous stand of ancient coast redwoods south of San Francisco. Following the contours of the hillside, the Sunset Trail brings you through several deep canyons and cascading creeks. Berry Creek Falls Trail takes you past a series of waterfalls and through a deep basin. The Golden Cascade and Silver Falls feature just that: manes of silver water against golden earth. Berry Creek Falls is a 60-foot vertical sheet of white water falling down dark glistening rocks. Out of the canyon, the Skyline to the Sea Trail takes you through lush canyons past downed trees and more red giants. Trails Surface: Single- and doubletrack dirt trail.

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"This 11-mile loop is a satisfying jaunt through the largest continuous stand of ancient coast redwoods south of San Francisco. Following the contours of the hillside, the Sunset Trail brings you through several deep canyons and cascading creeks. Berry Creek Falls Trail takes you past a series of waterfalls and through a deep basin. The Golden Cascade and Silver Falls feature just that: manes of silver water against golden earth. Berry Creek Falls is a 60-foot vertical sheet of white water falling down dark glistening rocks. Out of the canyon, the Skyline to the Sea Trail takes you through lush canyons past downed trees and more red giants. Trails Surface: Single- and doubletrack dirt trail."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Boulder Creek
Distance: 11.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 6 hours
Season: Open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Local Contacts: Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Local Maps: USGS Big Basin

Big Basin Redwoods State Park: Berry Creek Falls Trail Loop Reviews

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6/15/2010
Great hike, about 11 miles. Took my family and I 6 hours. Great views of large redwoods, some big enough to climb inside of and even banana slugs. Mid way through the trail you start to follow a creek that leads you to a beautiful Zen like garden with 2 wooden planks as bridges. There are some stone paths that slim out, so I would really suggest wearing correct hiking shoes. End result is a beautiful waterfall.
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3/27/2010
Fabulous hike! Not extremely strenuous, but not for the faint of heart either. It took me about 6h30 to complete the trail, and that was with a number of stops to take in the scenery (and also with me being not the most in-shape hiker in the world). Perhaps because it was so early in the season, the rock stairs descending from Berry Creek falls were more precarious than I had expected. I think I would have been more comfortable without shoes on -- the rope siderail and a cautious descent were a must. I can't wait to hike the entire Skyline to the Sea!
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