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.

Nearby Lodging

From $120/night

Serene Redwood Retreat

Ben Lomond, California

From $100/night

Walkabout

Santa Cruz, California

From $176/night

Asilomar Hotel and Conference Grounds

Pacific Grove, California

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

Layer up. The trails goes in and out of the trees and can get a bit chilly in the shades.

Distance

11 Miles

Elevation Gain

2000 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Added by

Steven Herbert

Nearby Adventures

Adventure

Camp at Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Adventure

Hike the Ocean View Summit Loop

Adventure

Backcountry Camp at Big Basin's Sunset Trail Camp

Adventure

Hike the Old Growth Redwoods Trail

More Nearby Adventures

Tours

More Tours

Related Stories

chillin

Patagonia's "Treeline" Is a Celebration of Our Dependence on Trees

Patagonia's newest release featuring the importance of forests all around the world. Follow skier...

activities

"Far Away" - Climbing in LiMing, China

Jenny Fischer and Kat Whipple traveled to Liming, China to attempt a first ascent in one of climb...

destinations

8 Bucket List Canyoneering Adventures in Southern Utah

It's cold, rainy and windy at home, which means I'm daydreaming about Southern Utah.

how-to

Senate Passes Historic Public Lands Package

This is great news, but we still need you to take action!

More Stories