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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
2874 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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My favorite hike/trail in the bay area. Moderate difficulty (not sure why it's rated hard), can be done in less than 2.5 hours if your are in reasonably good shape like I would like to believe I am in. Gorgeous redwoods, but waterfalls are kind of wimpy this time of year. If you want to avoid weekend crowds, start just before sunrise. I usually see less than a dozen people and only at the very end of my hike.

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15 days ago

3 nice falls. Variety of terrain. Moderate, not difficult. Classic Redwoods.

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19 days ago

Good hike. Good distance. The waterfalls were pleasant and refreshing but a bit late in the season so not as full as they would be in the spring. Trees were gorgeous old monuments to natures perseverance over time!

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actually did 12.5 miles

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