Buzzard's Roost

MODERATE 32 reviews

Buzzard's Roost is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder Creek, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1112 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

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.

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12 days ago

Great secluded hike very quiet and the views from the top are outstanding.

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2 months ago

Started at 9:40am, on a Saturday, and saw only a handful of hikers on the trail. It's a slow burn all the way up but it's beautiful at the top. If you look past the rock on Buzzards Roost, there is another rock marked 1968 on the map. It's a short walk from Buzzards Roost and fairly easy to climb. But it does take effort to get to the very tippy top. The view is awesome and it's a nice place to rest (bring a hat!).

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3 months ago

A great view from the top of the surrounding valleys. A bit tricky to find the trail but grab a map from the ranger station and they can point you in the right direction
Took about 2 hrs

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3 months ago

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3 months 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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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

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5 months 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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