Explore the most popular nature trips trails near Berry Creek with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

went out there this morning on 6/22/18. it was a very nice morning as there was a bit of a haze and not too hot. I was the only one there at 9am and it was very peaceful. It is very easy to get to the trailhead but if you're using google maps, it will take you a few feet further before telling you that you have arrived. if you pass the sign that says "big bald rock trail" just u-turn and you will see the gravel entrance where the sign in. as far as going up, the trail is well marked until you start getting to the more rocky areas. there are orange tags on the trees to help guide you back and just remember landmarks to remind you of where to go. other than that, it was easy and quick to get to the top and a beautiful view.

I wasn't able to reach the trail. I drove halfway through the gravel/ dirt road and decided to turn around because of how much my little chevy was struggling. There was an immense amount of gravel and pot holes about 3 feet deep. The description says that 4wd isn't necessary but the road that leads to the trail definitely has not been up kept in a while.

absolutely amazing

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views.

Beautiful view over the valley
Amazing rocks to climb around

2 months ago

Awesome hike! You gotta drive on a gravel road for awhile to get there. The begging of the hike had a lot of overgrown brush. There’s also a few fallen trees you gotta climb over or under. Saw two different types of snakes. There was absolutely nobody else on the trail the whole time we were there. Although it’s not a long hike it does take longer then usual to finish. I think it took more than 2 hours to get down. It’s quite a reward when you get down to the river. Spent a little bit of time down there jumping on rocks and going in the cold river. Took a water filter with us so we could just drink the river water. There’s nothing better than hiking something challenging with a nice reward.

camping
4 months ago

Great place

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful little lake at the bend of the loop, beautiful views all around

Awesome place. Good vibe. Amazing views. Had a dog with us and he did fine. It’s the middle of January and the weather was perfect. As soon as the sun sets the temp drops... fast! Totally recommend if you’re in the area!

7 months ago

Great trail for all levels and ages! Easy hike with a beautiful view, a bit windy windy at this time of year

camping
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Nice trail and lots to see. Not too bad of a hike and well worth the trip. The access road to Silver Lake could definitely use some maintenance. Lots of ruts and rocks. No ok for small cars with no clearance. When you reach Gold lake I advise to camp around the east side of the lake as you won't be bothered by day hikers coming up from the car campgrounds at Silver Lake. All in all a good trip

hiking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Easy to find, good parking, short hiking trail, overall it was a good hike

hiking
Sunday, May 07, 2017

Very exhausting, down hill all the way there and up hill all the way back. A good hike none the less. Pack bug spray and lots of water!!

hiking
Wednesday, May 03, 2017

I have visited Bald Rock twice now and plan to go back many more times. I just love this place. It's an easy hike with amazing views. I love that it is both kid and dog friendly. My kids had a blast exploring and climbing up the rocks. We packed a lunch and had a picnic up there. It's truly a spectacular, majestic place. If you have not yet visited I highly recommend that you do. It's defiantly worth the trip out there. I love it!!

on Big Bald Trail

hiking
Sunday, April 16, 2017

my wife and i went today and it was simply beautiful. beautiful day to be on top of the rock. we climbed to the top hung our feet off the edge and ate lunch while overlooking the forest below. hawks flying directly in front of us made for the perfect setting for a picnic in the sky. if you haven't been to this place yet GO GO GO GO! you wont be disappointed. easy trails. plenty of room for kids to play and pets. just be safe on the drive up. the roads get very narrow with alot of turns!..be safe take your family and enjoy the beauty this place has to offer...and please...clean up after yourselfs. " you pack it in...you pack it out"..dont ruin it for the rest of us....be safe!

Jim & Crystal Martin

hiking
Monday, February 20, 2017

Not much of a hike but the view was beautiful.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

This is a really pretty hike

hiking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Challenging hike but well worth it. We went on Labor Day and started around 1030am. It was nice and cool under the trees but once out in the open it was really hot so bring lots of water. A few downed trees we had to climb over and soft ground in some spots so be careful. There are railings in some places but it's all worn down and I wouldn't trust putting all your weight on them. My 10 year old daughter went and I was worried at some points where it was steep and no railings but she did just fine. Lots of poison oak and overgrowth in some areas. Reaching the canyon bottom was a nice reward. Ate lunch, dipped in the water, built cairns, spotted a garter snake, and enjoyed the breathtaking beauty of nature all around us. The hike up was a killer and I had to take a lot of breaks. The ascent was steep and treacherous and the sun was beating down on us. My son in law was leading and almost stepped on a huge rattler sunbathing on the trail ahead of a downed tree. The rattlesnake hissed and shook it's rattlers as it slithered off the trail and we moved on. Lots of gnats flying straight for your eyes and mosquitoes buzzing in your ear so bring bug spray or a net to cover your head. My app said the hike was a total of 6.06 miles and we took a total of 3:21:39 hours but it's sometimes not very accurate. It also said the elevation gain was 1,416.5.

hiking
Friday, July 22, 2016

It was beautiful! Lots to see but no fish! The trail is marked as easy but I think it should marked as moderate! Glad I wore my hiking boots. Lots of rocks and uneven ground!

on Gold Lake Trail

hiking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Beautiful once you get there; there is about a 6 mile dirt road to this trail from the Silver Lake Road. Additionally, there were lots of downed trees and it made following the trail a little difficult in some areas.

nature trips
Thursday, July 14, 2016

I love this little hike..I have been several times with my kids & family & dog..it is very beautiful..depending on the time of year..it can be very hot.

hiking
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Awesome hike from Silver Lake Trailhead. Well maintained trail, perfect destination at Gold Lake. We were treated to an abundance of wildflowers in mid-June. Note: this is rated as an easy hike, so I wore all-terrain cross trainers, not boots. The terrain is very Rocky, so ankle support is highly recommended.

hiking
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Saw this on AllTrails and thought it would be a great place to see a beautiful sunset. Drove up one evening with my daughter and made the short hike up. Much better in person than seeing it in pictures. Was able to explore a bit and catch most of the sunset before having to head back to the car before it got dark. Will definitely come back leaving more time to picnic and hike around the rocks

hiking
Friday, March 18, 2016

Short hike to beautiful views of the valley. Lots of boulders to explore. Great for kids, picnic, or just relaxing outdoors.

birding
Monday, February 15, 2016

varied thrush, golden-crowned kinglets, pacific wren, band-tailed pigeons, robins, hutton's vireo, steller's jay. Huge trees likely provide homes for goshawk and owls. stream may good for dipper if you can get good views.
it was pretty quiet in Feb.

hiking
Monday, February 15, 2016

This is a 2 mile hike down to the Little North Fork of the Feather River. It drops 2000' to the river and has 16 butt kicking switchbacks (on the way up!). Nice spring hike. Stay to the right on all forks when driving in off of the Oro-Quincy hwy. You can park about .5 mile on a large opening before the trailhead to add on some extra miles. Beautiful large trees throughout.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

great campsite keep driving down to the 4x4 camp. beautiful! there are little more difficult trails past this campground

camping
Monday, July 13, 2015

We camped at Gold Lake. It was a lot of fun. Activities included: hiking, ATV riding, kayaking, and fishing. We went the weekend after 4th of July and it was packed! We got one of the last sites. The fishing was okay. In two days we only caught three. We were able to hike to Summit lake, from there we hiked along the Pacific Crest Trail to Deer Lake. It was beautiful! Overall, great weekend.

Monday, July 06, 2015

revised. if you go up to Silver lake there's a trail head to gold lake, rock lake and the PCT. this trail is clear and clearly marked. enjoy

hiking
Monday, June 29, 2015

make sure to bring your GPS unit for this trek. there's no trail marker to start and you will need to blaze your own trail. good luck!

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