Shadowbrook Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder Creek, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and bird watching and is best used from February until November.

Distance: 3.8 miles Elevation Gain: 669 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

wildlife

closed

no dogs

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 there is currently no vehicle access to this trail or others in the park. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355 Shadow Falls begins in the Sky Meadow and loops with the East Ridge trail and Shadowbrook trail.

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10 months ago

I hiked it at the end of June. Lots of wide and flat ground, beautiful redwoods, some wildflowers, and creek with little bridges. Also some good places to step into the creek if you’re so inclined. I did have to contend with mosquitos. Sewer manholes along part of the way, which I think is the reason it was flat.

Tue Sep 04 2018

So much fun!!!!

Wed May 30 2018

Short and accessible. Uncrowded compared to the others, beautiful groves and creeks.

Mon Oct 09 2017

Took Shadowbrook trail after Sequoia trail > Sempervirens falls. Much prettier than Sequoia trail as you're not alongside a road the whole time. Did get a bit turned around at the campsites but overall an easyish trek.

Wed Apr 05 2017

Probably better to start from one of the camping grounds than where we did... pretty trail, moderate. Kind of buggy from the rain. Part of it is washed out, but you can navigate around it

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Sat Aug 27 2016

Great hike; however, by the time I added on the distance to get to the trail from the car, ranger station, etc., I had gone 6.84 miles. I did have to park quite a ways as I got there late in the morning.

Fri Jul 29 2016

absolutely beautiful and the falls are small but beautiful.

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