Buzzard's Roost

MODERATE 21 reviews

Buzzard's Roost is a 4.1 mile out and back trail located near Boulder Creek, California that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1361 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

no dogs

This is one of the favorite Big Basin hikes: it starts on the legendary Redwood Trail near the park headquarters, heads over to Blooms Creek Campground and zigags up the Pine Mountain Trail -- leaving the redwood forest completely for awhile -- then culminating with a steep scramble to a rocky overlook. You can see pretty much all the remarkable diversity of Big Basin (except the waterfalls) along this route.

hiking
3 hours ago

Very quiet and nice trail with great views at the top. We went midday on a Friday and did not see any other hikers on the trail. It took us about 2.5 hours in total.

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1 month ago

Good hike. Good shade. There are some good up hills on the way in.

1 month ago

Nice hike with a pretty view. It would be helpful if trails were marked more clearly. We got lost a few times

hiking
1 month ago

Great views, pretty steep climb for the last part of the hike. Would give it 5 stars but the trail markings were unclear and we ended up adding an extra 3 miles of hiking trying to find our way up to the top.

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10 months ago

Strenuous but doable, totally worth the effort for the views

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11 months ago

Loved the view and picnic at the top!

Monday, October 07, 2013

Fun hike you can do in a little over a couple hours and get a great view from the top. It's a nice workout with the climb, but not enough to be too much for those of us who haven't been hiking in a while :) Slowing the pace can allow any of your friends to tag along, nothing technical.