Redwoods Reborn - Fall Creek

MODERATE 24 reviews

Redwoods Reborn - Fall Creek is a 7.8 mile loop trail located near Santa Cruz, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
7.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1945 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

no dogs

Explore the Fall Creek Unit on the Fall Creek Trail. Hike past such monuments as th Big Ben Tree and the Barrel Mill Area. The Fell Creek offers beautiful redwood forests and a chance to get away from come of the crowds. Signs can be poorly marked. Take the Big Ben Trail to the Fell Creek Trail and return via the Lost Empire Trail.

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19 days ago

1 month ago

We did this loop clockwise. The first 4-5 miles were gorgeous. The last couple were fine but with no variety and a lot of uphill (would be uphill either way as the trail descends in both directions from Big Ben).

Trail markers left something to be desired; however gps is great on this app and I checked several times to make sure we were still on course.

FALL CREEK IS WASHED OUT. You can reconnect to the trail by walking along the fallen trees in the river. The water was not high, so this was easy and fun.

The lime kilns were really cool! Glad we could see them on this hike.

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1 month ago

Hey no snakes! Such a beautiful hike. Take it easy, start early. Amazing forest. 3 hours. Great photo opportunities!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Very hard and long!! I did it in 4 hrs with not stops.. but it's beautiful.. just be careful a lot of snakes I don't be scared because most of the time you don't see people... I love it!!

4 months ago

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

Really pretty, well-maintained trail. We got to Big Ben tree and went to the right, got as far as the creek and came back, so we didn't even do the majority of the trail, so I can't speak for the whole thing. What we did see was gorgeous.

hiking
7 months ago

The map is slightly off because of the drought and fallen trees but it's a great hike beautiful! Just wear your waterproof hiking boots! Okay

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7 months ago

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10 months ago

10 months ago

Impromptu plan. Nice hike - challenging with a lot of cover

hiking
11 months ago

Enjoyable hike. It was a last minute decision to do this one and were not expecting much, but it proved to be very pretty. We did a counter clockwise loop. We were weary of the climb out as we descended into the valley - but it turned out to not be an issue. Gentle, consistent grade. Signage is not great,not helped by my no reading the directions here, but we found many regulars to ask for help.

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11 months ago

Saturday, July 30, 2016

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

It was awesome ! Found a giant lady bug nest and enjoyed the view !

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Friday, April 01, 2016

I started out hiking Kiln Fire Rd which led into South Fork Trail and eventually into Fall Creek Trail. The GPS on here is very inaccurate. The entrance to the parking lot is actually a few miles back from the google maps destination on Felton Empire Rd. It was an absolutely gorgeous hike, probably one of the prettiest I've been on. Super easy to do, not a lot of steep areas. Do watch out for poison oak but other than that it's a very easy trail to hike and I highly recommend for people who enjoy the foliage.