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Creeping Forest Trail [CLOSED] is a 1.7 mile loop trail located near Boulder Creek, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September.

Length 1.7 mi Elevation gain 439 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Forest River Views Waterfall Wildlife Closed No dogs
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As of August 2020, this park is currently closed due to wildfire until further notice. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30009

Park at the Park Headquarters visitor Center

California State Parks-Big Basin http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=540

Dress for the season and bring something for the damp. Fogs and rains are common.

The park is about 65 miles south of San Francisco. From Santa Cruz travel approx 25 miles northwest via Highways 9 and 236 to reach Park Headquarters. Park Headquarters is 9 miles north of the town of Boulder Creek on State Hwy 236. All roads into Big Basin are curvy.

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Alex N
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Beautiful, shady forest walk. Not strenuous and a great view of the redwoods.

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Alia Blank
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Daniel Truong
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the 2nd half of the trail was close so we had to take a different route that wasn't very scenic

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Tim Andrade
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Kristin Johnson
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This was a fun outing! Detour for a large part of the Dool trail, onto the sunset trail, to access this hike, but definitely a great little outing!

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Vera Urbanovich
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A very nice walk

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Elizabeth Tsurkov
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Hiking

Lovely, well-marked short trail. Most of it is in the shade. The climbs aren't challenging. During the summer, the river is almost totally dry.

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Ethan Roberts
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Hiking

Great trail but all trails length is inaccurate it’s really 3 miles

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Hailey Stamps
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Absolutely beautiful, but then again so is almost all of Big Basin. It's a nice walk and the trees are a sight in themselves. There isn't anything especially striking throughout the path so not worth investing as a main event in your trip. However, for those only looking for an easy 30-45 min walk among some friendly giants, this path is absolutely for you.

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Kimmy Haines
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Hiking

Very wet experience! my friend and I really enjoyed this place...but we did start sort of late and the fog got verrrrrry heavy at about 4pm, which made it very dark on the way home...great hike/scenery...easy

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Sam Dodd
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Nice shady hike, leads to a small pond (the waterfall was not running as of May 30, 2017) but there were newts living in it which in my opinion is cooler. Watch for banana slugs along the trees and mossy patches.

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Jon Hendrix
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Fun hike

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James Sauer
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Beautiful, fun, easy hike!

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Jolyne Kane
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Shane Sibbett
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Gustavo Centeno
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Jessie Brady
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Darren Threlkeld
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Heather Betancourt
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Zorik Zzhh
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Konstantin Novoselov
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Lauren Arcangelo
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Sibyl Cryer
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Josh Pearlman
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Brandon Scott
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Galya Kochneva
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Shaun Pilkington
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Alyssa Bormann
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Benjamin Shine
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Aniruddha Kadam
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