Sempervirens Falls Trail

EASY 57 reviews

Sempervirens Falls Trail is a 3.1 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
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
262 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.

hiking
10 days ago

Trail too close to the road. You spend a lot of time watching your footing due to all the roots, etc., so be sure to stop once in a while to look up at the fabulous trees! Saw several gray squirrels and a deer VERY close to the parking lot!

1 month ago

Go early by 8 or 9 to have the trail to yourself. We hiked all the way to the waterfall without seeing anyone and had the view on the lookout point to ourselves. Started to see a lot more hikers on our way back.

hiking
1 month ago

Yes it runs next to a road. But as with most trails in a very busy Big Basin Park? If you want less people and/or cars? Early bird gets the worm :). I made this short little hike on a Monday morning at 8 am and I got to enjoy the falls and only saw one other person in the hour I was there. I was already back to my car at 11 am and planning my next trail as I noticed the crowds and car noise finally beginning to build

hiking
2 months ago

Probably closer to a 3.5. Nice hike for kids or someone just starting out hiking. Depends when you hit the trail. Going out very busy & some car noise from the road that runs next to the trail. Coming back however was much quieter so you could enjoy the Redwoods. Lots of places to stop and grab lunch

4 months ago

Decent one

8 months ago

paths were well marked and the rangers were knowledgeable

9 months ago

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.

9 months 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.

hiking
9 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months 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.

hiking
Sunday, March 26, 2017

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

hiking
Saturday, March 04, 2017

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.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

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!

hiking
Monday, May 23, 2016

It was a nice and small waterfall. Quick hike from my camp site.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Nice short hike. Bathrooms about halfway from headquarters.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

The trail is next to a paved road most of the time so you never get the sense that you're in nature. The water fall area was under construction so you couldn't approach the water...

There were some cool tree formations on the way. We took a trail back that went to slippery rock which felt more like a nature trail than the waterfall one...

hiking
Sunday, February 21, 2016

Stunning!!

hiking
Monday, August 17, 2015

Worth every step! Not too steep and plenty of scenery.

hiking
Monday, May 27, 2013

Don't recommend trying this on a holiday weekend. Way too many people and parking was INSANE. Very poor trail signs but with that said, the loop trail was beautiful.

hiking
Sunday, September 16, 2012

Just got done hiking this trail. The trail is in very good shape and we encountered no litter on the trail at all which is a very good thing. The falls are a special place, and in my opinion the best stretch of the trail is from highway 236 where the trail crosses descending to the north escape road bridge.

hiking
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

This is a 4 star trail if it wasn't so abused by careless folks. Sempervirens Falls is pretty, but is marred by the snack wrappers and water bottles people need to throw in the water.

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