Hike the Berry Creek Falls Loop

11 Miles Round Trip - 2000 ft gain - Loop Trail

Big Basin Headquarters - Search Nearby - Added by Steven Herbert

This loop is regarded as one of the most beautiful hikes in the Bay Area and takes you past 3 stunning waterfalls.

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 spread out over a half-day, then this is the hike for you. Veteran Berry Creek Falls hikers recommend a counter-clockwise loop starting on the Sunset Trail, turning left on to the Berry Creek Falls Trail, taking another left onto the Skyline-to-the-Sea trail, which returns to the trailhead.

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11 Miles
2000 ft elevation gain
Loop Trail

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Great

One of the best day hikes I’ve done for a long time

Nice intermediate hike

I liked this hike. I took a wrong turn and ended up doing 9 miles hike but it was pretty. Defined do it if you are around

An accidental birthday gift

A friend and I ended up doing this loop when we went to Big Basin for my birthday a couple of years ago. We had a planned a short hike, but felt inspired by the landscape to keep going. It was a fantastic hike that takes you past really big trees, up some crazy stairs, and gives a good workout. I suggest getting there early in the morning for the cool air, and to miss the larger crowds. The store is a great treat afterward, for sandwiches and wraps.