Sequoia Trail

EASY 133 reviews

Sequoia Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boulder Creek, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
554 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

old growth

no dogs

Park at the Jay Campground Parking area

hiking
14 days ago

Nice easy trail with mellow elevation change. It took us 3 hours at a stroll. The waterfall halfway through is a nice snack break with a view. Highly recommended as an intro trail to Big Basin.

hiking
16 days ago

Sequoia Trail, Northern Escape Road, Redwood Trail totalling 6 miles. Trail map and signage could be better. Otherwise, we were awed to be among such beauty. Recommend for 7 and up.

hiking
21 days ago

Easy to follow the trail with visible signs. The complete loop is more about 4.5 miles.

23 days ago

Nice easy trail

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful redwood trees and groves throughout the trail. Very easy except for one small section where elevation gains and gets your heart pumping (assuming you start at the designated trail head). Waterfall was quite small. Saw one giant redwood tree which was fantastic. We hiked just before sunset so it was quite cool and fully shaded.

2 months ago

Great trail with waterfall point but alot if trail follows nearby campsite roads

walking
3 months ago

The trail is clearly marked, it has 2-3 more difficult areas but overall it is an easy train.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike, but I would not consider this easy. We were told that it would be flat and good for kids, but it is decidedly not flat and far too long for our 3.5-year-old to walk on his own. Sure, there are flat stretches, but mostly it is up and down (not too strenuous) and lots of roots to walk over. The first half runs along a road, which, although not heavily trafficked, was kind of a disappointment and didn't feel secluded. The second half runs away from the road, which is better. Bottom line: If you have little kids, I would avoid this trail. Otherwise, it should be ok for most skill levels (except the one major uphill portion - see below). Here are some pros and cons overall:

PROS:
--Beautiful old growth trees
--Mostly shaded, so nice and cool; back half gets a little sun exposure
--Nice waterfall halfway (we were there in Oct, so it was at a low point)
--Totally doable for most adult skill levels

CONS:
--First half runs along a road. It's not heavily trafficked, but it gives a sense of not being very secluded.
--Not flat, as advertised. NOT suitable for young (under 5) kids. Just too long.
--There is a MAJOR uphill climb about halfway through, where the trail forces you to walk up a steep rock face to join up with the rest of the trail. With a toddler in tow and a baby in a backpack, it was quite strenuous. The trail evens out again once you're up there.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy hike perfect for kids.

4 months ago

Easy hike to Sempervirens falls however the trail is alongside the road so not too secluded. We took Shadowbrook trail to loop back.

4 months ago

The trees are beautiful and the waterfall is well worth the hike. However, I would not consider this trail easy. If you plan on doing the entire Sequoia Loop be prepared for elevation change, many hills and follow your map carefully as there are missing landmarks on the trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Great time

5 months ago

3rd rride

7 months ago

Looking forward to hiking here

hiking
7 months ago

The skyline to the sea trail was good, but a little bit hard than sequoia trail. I don't like Sequoia trail, just a little bit upper than drive way, not like a trail

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Nice easy trail with plenty of shade in the hot weather. Looking for banana slugs was probably my favorite part of this hike, otherwise it was a little lackluster. I was hoping to see a larger waterfall (Sempervirens Falls), and more than just redwoods. Although, that is not to say the redwoods weren't incredible on their own. Would have opted to do the Berry Falls trail but part of it is still closed. Great trail for beginners however.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

I like this trail because it has lots of shade and you can isolate yourself from the busy world into these tall redwood trees. You can stop by a fall on the way on this trail by the way.

hiking
9 months ago

The trail is nice and well shaded. And Sempervirens falls detour is worth it. When we went there in March, it started hailing unexpectedly. For the most part, it runs along the road which sort of kills the whole being in the wild forest. The trail is rugged but really easy.

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