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

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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.

Nearby Lodging

From $120/night

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Walkabout

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Asilomar Hotel and Conference Grounds

Pacific Grove, California

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Visit from Winter to early Spring for best water flow.

Just did this one over the weekend. The falls are trickling due to the drought but still a beautiful hike through some amazing redwood groves.

Best as an out-and-back hike from Waddell Beach (12.2 miles). Post-hike tip: eat at Davenport Cafe Bar & Grill, then walk next door to taste wines at the Bonny Doon Vineyards Tasting Room.

Distance

11 Miles

Elevation Gain

2000 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Added by

Steven Herbert

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