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.
Park at the Jay Campground Parking area
was a great hike...all took about 3-4 hrs.
my only thing was most of the hike about the first 2hrs was a trail running along a road. we were able to see cars and people walking while on the trail...that kinda took the whole "in the wild" feel away at first...but the second half of the hike was really in the woods...when I hike I don't like to see a road..just woods...but overall was beautiful and recommend doing it.
Great short trail, perfect for an afternoon hiking with my young son. Note the trail is 4 miles for the the loop, not 7.8 listed by AllTrails. Here's a few prominent features to look out for if you are hiking counterclockwise.
1) A little after 1.5 miles in, you'll have an opportunity to take a detour off the trail to see Sempervirens Falls. The detour is so short that it is definitely worth it.
2) Right after you visit Sempervirens Falls you'll encounter a quarter-mile section where you gain about 400 feet by walking up a steep granite face. If there's any moisture this will be very slippery. Wear good shoes, or try to stay on the dirt as much as possible.
3) At about the 3.6 mile mark, you'll encounter a fork. You'll need to cross the stream and follow the path to 'Skyline to the Sea Trail' which you'll take south, the other path also leads to the starting location but is far less interesting. Alternatively if you're with a tired little one, follow the road south instead of crossing the stream for a quick walk back to the visitor center.
Lovely trail! A bit muddy, but still passable.
Nice easy trail. It's a short walk to the waterfall, you can even drive there if you wanted to. The trails are marked well and the forest is shady and gorgeous
We had a chilly hiker but loved every minute of it.