The park has picnic tables and a lawn area open to the public. There is a lovely gazebo and building often used for weddings, reunions, meetings and other such events.

14 days ago

The log bridge with cable was washed out (as of 4/16/17), so the only way to get to the falls was to stay on the fire road going north west, and going east towards the falls (and back the same way) . The trail was overgrown in several places and quite slushy since it was raining at the time. The waterfall was gushing, and as was the creek (I had to cross in knee deep water in some parts) . If you've parked on the other side of Aptos creek, west of 'Marcel's Forest', there are a few unmarked trails around there as well, so you could lose more time around there. Overall, still a very fun hike.

Dogs cannot use all the trails. Only a selected few like the fire road.

Great hike.
It ended up being 14.5miles round trip. There are two trails that are washed out one of them being on a side of a cliff (sketchy but we made it).

Great hike. During fall you'll have to hike the road for a few miles. Totally worth it! The hidden waterfall is a great reward!

Strenuous especially when climbing away from the creek, but worth it. I started at Aptos village and went 16 miles total in 5 hours. I warm fall day is the ideal time for this hike and I couldn't believe I was the only person on the trail on a Sunday afternoon.

Great 16 mile hike with multiple stream crossings to a gorgeous waterfall with a freshwater pool; saw fish, salamanders, lizards, dragonflies, butterflies, banana slugs, squirrels, hummingbirds, blue jays and more! Really nice

walking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Love walking/ running here!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

hiking
Monday, December 21, 2015

hiking
Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Great hike. We finished the falls and cut over Sandy point and wrapped around the other side and pulled out 21 miles. Finished the last 3 miles path running. Great weather. 7 hrs.