Berry Creek Falls Trail

MODERATE 30 reviews

Berry Creek Falls Trail is a 7.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder Creek, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 7.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,545 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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forest

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waterfall

wild flowers

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This is an alternative to the much more popular Berry Creek Falls Loop, which can also be found on AllTrails. This trail goes to the falls and then back to the parking area.

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bugs
13 days ago

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15 days ago

Such a great shady trail, moderately up and down. Husband and I did it in 3.75 hours with some short breaks and did it counterclockwise. It was less crowded this direction in our opinion. Such beautiful waterfalls, saw 3 in a row!! Started at like 3:15 and ended at 7pm. Would definitely recommend again! Great summer hike since it’s not super muddy and totally shaded. Some closures but really easily marked trails.

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20 days ago

NOTE: the map is NOT Berry Creek Falls Trail. This description pertains to the Berry Creek Falls Trail. We hiked Berry Creek Falls Trail on day 4 of an extended Skyline to the Sea trip. This segment of the trip was absolutely stunning. Beginning at Sunset Trail Camp, the trail descends through the lush, shaded, green Berry Creek Valley. There are a good number of old growth redwoods along the route, and the impression of the ferns, trees, mosses, and falls are very “Jurassic Park.” The north to south route is ideal. It is downhill the whole way. More importantly, the falls appear as a progressive sequence that gets better at each turn. There are many“take your breath away” moments. This was our favorite portion of our backpacking trip, and I highly recommend this trail.

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bugs
25 days ago

Did this a couple weekends ago. We went at 9am and the parking lots were already packed. Our hike was beautiful. We walked it rather quickly and were done within 3.5 hours. There were quite a few people on the trail. lots of mosquitos, bring bug spray!

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2 months ago

Good hike. I'd probably do a 4.5/5 for this. We hiked this on Sunday with 2 adults and two kids. There was an marathon along the trail that made things a little more difficult. You're under the canopy for pretty much all of the trail, but it still gets a little warm. Bring layers. The first part of the trip has a pretty good incline until you get to the Berry Creek / Sunset forks. After that, it's mostly a gradual incline with some smaller, steeper hills. The falls were flowing pretty well and look amazing right now. The trip back is a gradual incline. We took breaks about every mile or so and it wasn't too bad. This was our first longer hike, so your experience could be different. There were a couple of muddy spots and a couple tree scrambles, but nothing terrible.

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3 months ago

Great hike. A little longer due to a detour on the trail. Little muddy but not too bad. Waterfall was really nice and flowing. Crowded but I guess that's what happens at state parks on memorial weekend.

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10 months ago

Scenery: 4.5 Views: 3 Difficulty: 4 Including Fall loop trail Crowds: 2 Shade: 4 My 1-5 Rating Scale Comparisons for above: 5 for Scenery; Mcway Falls Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP 4.5 for Scenery: Berry Creek Falls Big Basin State Park 4 for Scenery: Steep Ravine Trail 5 for Views: Nimitz Trail Tilden Park 5 for Views: Ridge Trail San Bruno Mtn Park 4.5 for Views Montara Mtn Summit San Pedro County Park 4 for Views Rancho Canada Del Oro Bald Peaks trail 5 for Difficulty: Junipero Serra Peak 4 for Difficulty: Mount El Sombroso Loop Trail

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Decent hike with a lot of large redwood trees. The falls at the end are nice and peaceful. Good lookout bench for eating lunch facing the falls.

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