Fall Creek

MODERATE 142 reviews

Fall Creek is a 8.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Felton, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2050 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

wild flowers

no dogs

The Fall Creek trail follows Fall Creek up the drainage. Explore this beautiful babbling creek and the natural surrounding of Henry Cowell Redwood State Park.

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15 days ago

If you go up the steep end, you'll get a good workout, but it's a beautiful hike! There's a point where the trail drops off (Barrel Mill area) due to, what looks like, a landslide or something. Go down into the creek and walk across the large, downed trees to get back onto the trail. This is the only reason I gave it a 4. Also, it ended up 13 miles from the parking lot. That was using 'map my hike' app. Don't know how accurate it is, but it took me 3 1/2 - 4 hours.

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18 days ago

We intend to take fall creek to another trail and loop around, but we got a late start. We ended up hiking the fall creek trail out and back again. Dogs are not allowed and there is a lot of poison oak, however it's completely avoidable if you stay on the trail. Gorgeous redwoods and ferns all alongside a creek. There were a couple of good inclines but spaced enough apart that by the time you get to one, you've forgotten about the last. The trail is blocked due to a landslide at one point, but it's easy enough to circumvent. Beautiful trail, can't wait to try it again.

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As of July 2 main trail along Fall Creek is closed 1/2 mile before Barrel Mill due to a slide from winter storms. If you are an experienced scrambler you can get through it by going down to Creek and crossing logs to reconnect to trail. DO NOT GO UP THE STEEP HILLSIDE! Hillside is sand and dangerous.

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