Hike to Sempervirens Falls

San Francisco Sequoia Trailhead

Added by Lucas Pols

Easy hike through the redwood forest to a pleasant waterfall in Big Basin Redwood State Park.

The hike to Sempervirens Falls is an easy 2.1 mile out-and-back hike on the Sequoia Trail. You'll travel through the redwood forest and some of the campgrounds located in Big Basin State Park. The hike is pleasant but on occasion, you'll be too close to the road to feel like you're deep in the wilderness.

The falls themselves are nice and have a little viewing deck, but I would suggest going after rain so that you can get the full effect. If you happen to go after it rains you'll also have the chance of running into a banana slug! The University of California at Santa Cruz's Mascot and an incredibly intriguing slug at that.

Pack List

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  • Water
  • Park Map
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Hiking, Photography, Running

Skill Level:



Year Round

Trail Type:



2.1 Miles

Elev. Gain:

100 Feet



Easy Parking

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4 months ago

Super sick Waterfall

This was a pretty cool spot! They saw the journey is the best part... but this time it wasn't. The description says it, its literally right next to the road! In stead of hiking 2.1 miles to get there you could drive 2 miles and park at the campgrounds right next to the falls. The waterfall is very cool! Pretty majestic, but cold haha

4 months ago

Added by Lucas Pols

Photographer with a passion for culture, travel, and exposing those who do good in the world LucasJPolsPhotography.com

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