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Hike to Sempervirens Falls

Boulder Creek, California

based on 3 reviews



2.1 miles

Elevation Gain

100 ft

Route Type



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.

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Hike to Sempervirens Falls Reviews

The falls is off of the trail. Cross a road when you hear water and see the signs. If you make it to an uphill rock section you have passed it

This is a nice detour when going on the Sequoia trail. All you have to do is listen for water, look at the signs, and cross the road to get to the falls. It adds a nice touch to the sequoia trail, as that one doesn't have any waterfalls.

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

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