Berry Creek Falls Trail [CLOSED] 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.
This trail is currently closed due to storm damage. 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.
This trail is amazing. But it is different than usual because the trail starts with a drop in elevation and ends with a climb
Can you currently hike and see the fall? or is completely closed?
Great trail but the loop is currently closed because of flooding. You need to use the same to return to the HQ parking.
beautify, dewey forest. Peaceful, a good ~12 mile hie
Closed trails but Worth ignoring to see the falls
I did this hike with a group of friends late spring of 2016. The drive to get there is windy so road sick travelers beware. Many trails to choose from, permits at the front office. The entrance is very shady and the number of visitors/hikers were up there.
Now the beginning of the trail itself is fairly level with little inclines/declines. Trail markers make this hike easy to navigate. The loop I tracked was 10 miles overall. Midway through the hike, you start to climb. But it's gradual and this is where the trees open up and if it's sunny, just bring a hat. You hike along a peaceful creek, as you head back down the mountain. The crowd grows as you get closer to the falls and is where people like to people watch. The platform is small so photo opportunities may be limited or you just will have to wait. Hiking over the falls takes you upon smaller waterfalls. Here the trails are a mix of flat dirt, to stairs. As you pass these smaller chains of falls, the trail takes you higher again and where the hat comes in handy as the trees clear up slightly.
The trail then brings you back down and around, mostly downhill at this point.