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Dool Trail, Meteor Trail and Sequoia Trail [CLOSED]

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Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Dool Trail, Meteor Trail and Sequoia Trail [CLOSED] is a 6.3 mile heavily trafficked 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 accessible year-round.

Length 6.3 mi Elevation gain 1,253 ft Route type Loop
Camping Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Forest River Views Waterfall Wildlife Closed Historic site 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

Note: As of July 2019, the Dool Trail is CLOSED. Please check with the park page for more information. Where Meteor Trail meets the Skyline to the Sea Trail, take a short trip left to see a waterfall. This is right after the "slippery rock" part.

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Ka Ming Leung
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Lorna Callorina
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This was a really enjoyable hike! The terrain change three times. Most of this hike is shaded which was very nice. The only part I didn’t like was part of the trail was a road. Other than that we had so much fun and really enjoyed it

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Kyle Stubbs
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Kevin Sullivan
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Sequoia trail is pretty popular, for good reason, but not that long. Ocean View Summit was a really good vantage point, definitely worth tacking on to the hike, especially if Big Basin is a bit of a drive for you. Mostly shaded hike, and I appreciated the change in scenery the brief unshaded portions provide. We saw two banana slugs. Some things to note currently: Sequoia Trail is currently one way, so if you're going to do this hike, do it counter-clockwise. The short path down to Sempervirens Falls is also closed currently, but a lot of people just hopped the small barrier. No one was enforcing it. You can see the falls from the road, but its a bit distant. Finally, as someone else mentioned, Dool Trail is now open.

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Nathan Kalinowski
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HikingFee

Gradual incline and decline, nice overall

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Edward Martinez
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Dool trail now open. overall good hike. nice incline challenge and interesting sights to see.

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Taylor Kantor
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$10 to park, go clockwise. Not shaded from Dool to Meteor Trail, but the rest is very shaded and cool through the basin.

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Helene M.
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Part of Dool Trail is closed off currently. So that adds about a mile or so. It’s closer to 8 miles total. Has a little bit of everything like sun, shade, inclines, & declines. A great day hike.

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Avni Vyas
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Beautiful trail. Some open areas with no shade. Lots of bugs. Make sure to go to the ocean overlook toward the end after Meteor trail.

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Junseok Yang
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Katie Marie Gelacio
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Ishan Dikshit
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Different terrains. The meteor trail is awesome! Very light traffic and you can hear your echo in the dense redwoods. Dont expect a great ocean view from the top though

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Jose Quintero
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Awesome, for my first time hiking far, this was fenomenal, I do have to say that I was expecting more things from it but its still turned out great, i loved how relaxing and easy the trail was, i would totally recommend this trail and will definitely hike it again

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Denise Savage
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Dakota Walker
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Went "the right way" according to park volunteer up Dool and down Meteor. Beautiful hike through serene redwoods! The park was not busy on a Friday morning!

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Nicholas Colon
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Nice trail, pretty muddy at the moment.. depending on where you park you may do start at an odd point

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Cynthia Vazquez-deSilva
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Fairly easy trail, very peaceful.. secluded at many points and beautiful views. Very well marked throughout the trail.

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Tia Vance
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Hike was very enjoyable. Typically go with my hiking crew, but had to do this one alone. Very quiet, and the scenery was amazing. Trail was very muddy and slippery considering the weather, but overall, great hike! I’d definitely do this again

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Jean Mallinckrodt
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A wonderful trail. We were able to do the Dool trail even though some fallen trees blocked the path. Instead of doing the Sequoia trail towards the end we added in the Shaded Brook trail which was really a great idea (of the volunteer ranger). This add on meant we missed the road and walking though the camping sites. The shaded Brook trail is like the beautiful Meteo trail only a bigger canyon and creek.

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David Hatton
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We added a little on at the front of the hike by doing the Creeping Forest Trail which adds about a half mile to the distance. The results of recent winter storms blocked our entry back onto the Dool Trail so we ended up taking Gazos Creek Road around to Middle Ridge Fire Road and extended that leg. This resulted in another half mile added on to the hike. After that, smooth sailing. Had lunch at the ocean view but was only able to see the rain clouds. Beautiful anyway. Got down to Skyline to Sea Trail and brought it back to Park HQ instead of Sequoia Trail. Time was running out. Had a great time.

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Andrew McManus
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Beautiful hike with some great views from the top and along meteor trail. Sequoia trail was closed due to a landslide.

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Rebecca Reining
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Beautiful hike in the Redwoods. Pro’s: a lot of secluded moments amongst the gigantic trees. Cons: the last two miles were on a trail right next to the main road into the campground, where you go through a lot of campsites. Would definitely do the hike again - note that the first two miles are pretty straight up a hill. There is quite a bit of steep downhill miles 3 and 4. The whole hike is super well marked. Also well shaded. Don’t really need sunscreen but would recommend mosquito repellent!

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Morgen Springer
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Great redwoods hike. Not too difficult, plenty of paid parking. The drive to the parking lot is narrow and windy but would definitely do again.

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