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Best trails in West Waddell Creek State Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in West Waddell Creek State Wilderness, California? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 3 moderate trails in West Waddell Creek State Wilderness ranging from 5.8 to 15.4 miles and from 36 to 1,351 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Top trails (6)
#1 - Berry Creek Falls Loop
West Waddell Creek State Wilderness
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Length: 13 mi • Est. 6 h 5 m
Due to COVID-19 the loop is one way and it’s currently the opposite way than what is show on this map. During winter there might be closures in this area due to flooding or high winds. Please check Show more
#2 - Skyline to the Sea Trail Short Loop
West Waddell Creek State Wilderness
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(90)
Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
For up to park information, please see their page here: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=540 Note: No dogs allowed due to wildlife preservation.Show more
#3 - Big Basin Waddell Creek to Berry Falls Bike Hike
West Waddell Creek State Wilderness
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(35)
Length: 15.4 mi • Est. 7 h 9 m
For up to date park information, please see their page here: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=540 This is actually a combined Mountain Bike and Hike.  The first 6 miles in are bikeable (but you can Show more
#4 - Timms Creek Trail
West Waddell Creek State Wilderness
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray Star(15)
Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 42 m
For up to date park information, please see their page here: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=540 A pleasant hike that follows West Waddell Creek and Kelly Creek. Take the Sunset Trail to Timm's CrShow more
#5 - Rancho Del Oso to Chalk Mountain
West Waddell Creek State Wilderness
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(45)
Length: 12.7 mi • Est. 7 h 26 m
For up to date park information, please see their page here: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=540 Show more
#6 - Big Basin to Sunset Camp via Sunset Trail [CLOSED]
West Waddell Creek State Wilderness
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(370)
Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 3 h 17 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. Show more