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Wonderful Hike! Def recommend =)

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 9, 2020
HikingGreat!

Beautiful trail with a great chance to be immersed in the redwoods. The weather was super temperate for August and there was lots of shade all around. Although the park headquarters was crazy busy, and a few points around the trail too, there was still plenty of opportunity for alone time and miles of solitude. The waterfalls were flowing and I had only seen a couple other people at one of them. I did this trail plus a couple more miles on a detour for a total of 13 miles. Great spots to add some steps everywhere. Be mindful of the one way trail markers- Covid. But a lot of people were totally disregarding it. I started at 1500 and was back to my car at 1900. I ran a portion of the trail, but even without the running and the detour I think it’s definitely doable to finish the trail in less than the time posted. (I got there late after dealing with a road closure and detour and was determined to fit this trail in!) Take lots of water.

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Wayne Wang reviewed North Rim Loop [CLOSED]
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 8, 2020
Hiking

very good work out for a cool summer day. trail not crowded, and generally nice shaded. Trail has a variety different type, and some section is very steep/slippery, and hiking with a trekking pole to keep balance is highly recommended.

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Finished this in 5 hours , the last 3 miles are continuous incline and will get you . Total was about 14.4 miles from the rangers office . You have to do the loop ie go one way . I started my hike late around 11 and finished by 4 . Did not see another hikes until the last 4 miles . Super shard

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 3, 2020
Hiking

way longer than the previous recording. nearly 12 miles

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 27, 2020
Hiking

Great trail very hard hike it’s not for beginners take lots of water, lots of uphill it look us 6 hrs to complete the loop ,

One of the most beautiful hikes I’ve taken. The park was pretty crowded, but there was plenty of room to practice social distancing. Took about 4.5hrs which included some stopes to enjoy the scenery. Well worth it if you make an entire day out of the hike. Plenty of shade and very well marked.

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Ran Oren reviewed North Rim Loop [CLOSED]
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 22, 2020
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A trail suitable for a full day of hiking includes a total of two hours of breaks. Along the trail things change quite a bit, start walking along the streams, reset to a height where there is control of rocks and landscapes, continue to the forest that covers the trail with leaves and finish in the center of the forest of red trees. Therefore, this path is not boring, on the other hand there are things to pay attention to. For example we had the surprising encounter with RATTLESNAKE, right in the middle of the BASIN TRAIL section in an area full of bushes and rocks. It's just that he was probably on his way to somewhere and we just came and scared him. In general it scares the kids who screamed at first as a result of the surprise that the sound of the snake bell sounds creepy. Another who takes a few steps back and freezes in place to assess the situation finds that he is just scared for his life and defensive. All you have to do with the rope is go back for at least 20 minutes (otherwise it stays frozen full time). He will already continue on his way. So we gained an initiated break on the one hand and a fascinating and instructive meeting on the other :-). By the way, whoever is interested, attaches a link that can give vital information about this type of snakes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO4IAZycUik Second thing, talk about the same BASIN TRIAL, right at the beginning of the section to a tree that fell and blocked the path. For us it required a climb and those who are not sure, recommend taking it into account those who fear for safety, no it would not look dangerous (attached photo). Beyond that the trail at the beginning and end is quite crowded with visitors, which is starting to get daunting when it comes to the unusual amount of trails of this type of masks, water bottles and papers scattered everywhere. I run out of space in a garbage bag that I usually take and dispose of in the trash. What does not really happen in more distant passages, these do not really come. By the way, it is recommended to stop streams and watch the dredges and fish in this period behave in an interesting way. The parking lot fee is $10. Personal KPI's (they are my subjective only, for your consideration :-)): 1. Garbage collected along the trail - 1 bag :-(, [1 bag = 1 gallon, UCL: 1, UDL: 2, Target: 0] 2. Maintenance Level - Medium (High - Very good condition, Medium - Some small issues, but overall good condition, Low - Major issues that needs improvement)

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 15, 2020
HikingGreat!

Solid hike. Only took a little over 4hrs with two snack stops.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 13, 2020
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There’s a tree down (fell Sunday 7/12) at the Golden Cascade Falls.

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Peter Zhu reviewed State Park Trifecta [CLOSED]
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 12, 2020
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We did on July 11, 2020, starting and finishing at Saratoga Gap Parking Lot. We had great time: the trails are great, the forests are very beautiful and have great shade.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJuly 6, 2020
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this trail is a good shaded walk, however the noise from the nearby road is constant.

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Great hike! Easy going in but it was a challenge coming out after three hours of hiking in. Coming out is harder because of the escalation and dryness in the air. I started at 9:30 and ended that trail at 3:00ish took another 20 to 30 mins to get to my car.

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We hiked from Big Basin Redwood State Park headquarter to Waddell Beach, it took us 5 hours, the first was a little rough, after Berry Creek waterfall, the road is all flat, very pleasant trip.

The Howard King portion was very quiet and empty, then suddenly got very crowded once we hit Berry Creek Trail. Overall a beautiful hike.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 30, 2020
Hiking

Absolutely beautiful, however due to COVID they merged some trails for one way traffic and there was some storm damage as well. Total hike was more like 15 miles. Lots of incline. When you see the sign “Dangerous, very strenuous” That’s no joke. Great hike tho

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJune 28, 2020
Mountain biking

We rode bike from Waddell beach to Berry creek fall. Actually, the bike road would be ended 1.5miles ahead berry creek fall. This bike route is quiet and shady. My son (9 years old) also completed this mission.

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Incline constant at times. Due to Covid mix of trails to form loop. Personal GPS clocked it at 15.5 miles 1046 ft of elevation Very strenuous is correct!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 23, 2020
HikingBugsFeeRocky

The Sunset Trail is absolutely gorgeous. You'll get an amazing view of three separate waterfalls along the Berry Creek Trail. This hike is strenuous, so pack plenty of water!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 22, 2020
Hiking

Amazing experience. Will do it again and again and again .

Beautiful trail. Mostly shaded forest with some sunny areas and great views. Saw a snake, lizards, salamanders (in creek), and plenty of butterflies. $10 to park, and the Sunset trail is one way due to Covid so this loop has to be done clockwise. My phone tracked this as closer to 14 miles. Howard King trail: Trailhead is just into the Redwood trail start near the park HQ. I found the trail markings unclear to start so a map will help, but once you’re going it’s clear. Passed hardly anyone on this trail. Some overgrown areas and poison oak. Berry Creek Falls trail: Wonderful series of waterfalls. This trail was more crowded. Sunset: More great forest scenery. One way and pretty empty.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 17, 2020
Hiking

Arrived on a Tuesday at 9:15am. Paid $10 parking fee. By the time my team and I was ready to begin it was 9:30am. Ended up finishing the trail in 5 hours and 30 minutes. Clocked a total of 13 miles, 3,000 ft elevation gain. In those 5 hours, ran into like 5 people. Very quiet and non-touristy tho it might be more crowded on a weekend. Howard King is really steep and we did have some difficulty with the signs. Ended up getting lost at the beginning for a bit since there are many trails one can take. But once on the trail, very clear and well maintained. Beautiful views of Pacifica beach (?), the countless acres of trees/nature, and water falls. Lots of trees, plants, banana slugs, and lizards. Would recommend to bring lots of water, snacks, and flashlights. Would not recommend doing it alone.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 17, 2020
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first things first, the views on this trail are out of this world...there are so many sights to take your breath away. the trail is also clearly labeled w/ample shade and cute benches (+ spots by the waterfalls) to take breaks and soak in the beauty. with that said, the difficulty level is not a joke. although it is def technically demanding in terms of footwork + obstacles (tree roots, fallen logs, rocks, caked mud slides etc) what we found the most challenging was the sheer number of repeating uphill-downhill stretches. in terms of directionality we did the one-way route that Big Basin has set up for COVID social distancing which is not 100% what is listed here...includes Skyline to Sea and extra fire trails to get you to Berry Falls. a final tip is that I'd recommend *not* driving up to the park from Saratoga...that "road" is super sketchy and basically a 1 car lane open to two way travel + trucks w/lots of blind turns. your safer and faster bet is driving up via Boulder Creek.

Got to the parking lot at 7:30am, I was the second car there. Barely saw a soul on the trail. I clocked it at 13.7 miles... and be warned that Howard King trail is quite steep. Gorgeous views, well kept trail, 10/10 would recommend

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Yellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJune 14, 2020
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the whole experience sucked. can't find parking, very crowded. vandalism on some trees and rocks. trails are marked one way arbitrarily.

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Yellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJune 13, 2020
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Used to be a great place for all nature lovers, now is completely ruined with crowds of tourons. If you want to experience human stupidity and selfishness at its worst this is the place to be. We met at least 3 parties listening to loud shitty music while on trail, numerous of people climbing over the fence and blocking the view of waterfalls for everyone as if anyone on this planet cares about their shitty selfies taken with their shitty phones. I hope when covid is over these shitheads are back to where they belong to: shopping malls and Disneyland. Park would be so much better without them!

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