Berry Creek Falls Trail

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Berry Creek Falls Trail is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boulder Creek, California that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
9.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2244 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

A strenuous loop that encounters picturesque waterfalls and beautiful redwood groves. From the Park HQ take the Skyline to the Sea Trail then return via the Sunset Trail. Long hike through old-growth redwoods to shimmering waterfalls is a Bay Area favorite. Redwoods and waterfalls make this the best hike in the San Francisco Bay Area. Veteran Berry Creek Falls hikers recommend a counter-clockwise loop starting on the Sunset Trail, turning left on to the Berry Creek Falls Trail, taking another left onto the Skyline-to-the-Sea trail, which returns to the trailhead.

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1 day ago

If you want easier, just do skyline to sea trail out and back. It will be about 8 miles. Sunset trail has more steep ups and downs. That said. Went on 11/19/17 and the waterfalls were going and gorgeous. Do go up to silver falls. The forest between the falls is the best part of the hike. Saw some banana slugs and butterflies. Took me 4 and a half hours at a medium pace and stopping frequently to catch my breath.

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3 days ago

It was a well groomed trail with easy to navigate signage. The rock steps at the Berry creek waterfall could be a bit slippery when wet. Overall it was a good hike and I personally would not rate it a hard trial. You should have plenty of water and a few snacks. It is not something a person should do in flip flops but a good pair of shoes or hiking boots. I completed it in under 3.5 hours but did take some stops to take in more of the scenery. Enjoy the trail!

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4 days ago

Very nice trail, make sure you bring extra layers because it gets surprisingly cold in the forest. Don’t expect much solitude though.

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20 days ago

Absolutely amazing and worth doing!

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