Hike the Berry Creek Falls Loop

Big Basin Headquarters

Distance

11 Miles

Elevation Gain

2000 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Added by

Steven Herbert

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers

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.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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From $120/night

Serene Redwood Retreat

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Walkabout

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Asilomar Hotel and Conference Grounds

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Completely agree with going counter-clockwise. This way you get the harder work out of the way early and hopefully hike some of the more exposed parts while it's still early and hasn't heated up too much. If you're heading there in summer months or on weekends, the park can get crowded, so I recommend getting an early start. Keep in mind that from San Francisco it's a little shy of a 2 hour drive. After the hike, you can take Skyline to Alpine and head to Alpine Inn ("Zots") for a burger and a beer.

Go Counter-clockwise and you will have a great experience.

Was here in 2013. Amazing! https://mgomaize.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/big-basin-state-park/

Distance

11 Miles

Elevation Gain

2000 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Added by

Steven Herbert

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