Skyline to the Sea, Berry Creek Falls, Hammond Road Loop

MODERATE 20 reviews

Skyline to the Sea, Berry Creek Falls, Hammond Road Loop is a 11.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Riverside Grove, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
11.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3267 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
30 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

We did the Skyline to Sea trail to Berry Creek Falls, but there were a couple of detours due to trail closures (massive trees down early in the hike!)

Trail was gorgeous, waterfall was beautiful & much prettier than Sempervirens. Went on Friday morning, was not heavily trafficked & definitely had a "lost in nature" feeling.

We did an out & back from the falls, and on the way back to the HQ took Sunset Loop instead of the road detour back to Skyline to Sea! definitely recommend that.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Nice hike! Great views, redwoods, awesome scenery!

hiking
1 month ago

Such a beautiful place

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Awesome trail with great rewards in terms of redwood trees and waterfall views.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

start early and bring loads of water!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Not bad, nice hike. Waterfalls are about 2-3' tall. There's better trails in the area. Still with checking out.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Quite a nice trail with good variety in environment. There was a bridge out on the Timm Creek Trail which resulted in a slightly different route from what is shown here - make sure to stop by the office to check on the conditions of the trails. I don't think our modification (stayed on the Sunset trail to the falls) added any significant mileage. I do think that the distance listed here is a bit of an underestimate, I measured closer to 14 miles on the entire loop.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike with several waterfalls through the stunning Great Basin redwoods. Going counterclockwise leads to a massive elevation increase near the end. Starts out low elevation near creeks in the redwood forest before going up on a ridge to descend down to the various waterfalls. After the waterfalls, a huge climb to the Mt. McAbee overlook with gorgeous views out to the Pacific. Redwoods, waterfalls, and banana slugs make for plenty of photo ops.

Going at a brisk pace with relatively frequent photo stops and a lunch break at Berry Creek Falls took us ~5 hours.