Sempervirens Falls Trail

EASY 38 reviews

Sempervirens Falls Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder Creek, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
377 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

waterfall

old growth

no dogs

An easy stroll on the Sequoia Trail leads to the picturesque Semperviren Falls. Dogs are allowed in the campsites, picnic areas, and on paved roads only.

Most of the trail runs alongside the toad. I agree with other reviewers that you may want to drive up to the falls(which are small) and hike another trail. I was disappointed because the trail does not have that "away in nature" feel.

5 days ago

It was an easy to moderate hike. It wasn't stroller friendly (FYI for parents w young kids). The waterfall was a bit lack luster as well as the scenery throughout the trail. However, it was a good work out and kids did enjoy running up through the hills.

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17 days ago

Trees were misting, sunlight was coming through them, bannana slugs a plenty. This place is incredible.

18 days ago

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1 month ago

Calm trail through the woods. The trail is easy and the road is right next to it.

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1 month ago

easy hike, but you can also just walk on the side of the road to reach Sempervirens Falls

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1 month ago

Not the best hike. The trail followed the road to some of the campgrounds around the area. Some elevation but it wasn't bad. The view of the falls made it worth it in the end. Very pretty and suprisingly a lot of water falling over given it is summer.

We followed the road most of the way back for a flatter surface since we had some older individuals with us and cut back onto the trail the last .75 mile or so.

Overall easy for medium experienced hikers and relatively short.

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4 months ago

Very nice trail. It was very easy and the waterfall was very lovely!!

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5 months ago

Great trail - easy if taking the Sequoia Trail straight to Sempervirens Falls. But I went on the Dool Trail to Middle Ridge Rd to Meteor Trail to Sequoia Trail back to the Park Main Entrance (the map you get from the Big Basin Information/Registration center is awesome). This ended up being roughly a 7 to 7.5 mile hike - nothing too crazy, a few uphills and muddy due to the recent rains.You get beautiful views of the ocean, redwoods, creeks, plants, and other mini-waterfalls along the way. This is just another route to see Sempervirens Falls if you want to challenge yourself a bit.

6 months ago

Nice hike...not too steep for my wife. Little bit on the muddy side, given all the rain recently, but the waterfall was in full flow for the reason...not a bad trade-off!