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Berry Creek Falls

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Address: Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Wadell Creek, 5 miles from Hwy 1, Boulder Creek, CA cannot drive here
Phone Number: 408-338-6132
Activities: Hiking
Description: Hidden waterfalls located in Big Basin State Park, 70-feet high.

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Great Hike

We got to Big Basin around 8:00am paid our fees and started hiking. We went counter clock wise as recommended on another site. We only saw 1 other hiker on the way to the falls... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
whoneedsajob
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We got to Big Basin around 8:00am paid our fees and started hiking. We went counter clock wise as recommended on another site. We only saw 1 other hiker on the way to the falls but once we passed the falls we ran in to people smoking pot, drinking beer, and playing music while they hiked. Not my idea of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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70 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Make sure you go when there has been a good amount of rain. The falls were flowing strong when we went and it was BEAUTIFUL! They were the best parts of the hike. I wish they weren't all gathered in one place though because the rest of the hike after the waterfalls was boring... Couldn't wait for it to just... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The only amenities are a bike rack about a mile back and a couple benches. This is a place to go if you are a good hiker, biker and you love trees and nature. Don't expect anything else. See my review about Waddle Creek / Big Basin. Berry Creek Falls is in the middle of that park. I love going... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Hiking to Berry Falls worth the time it takes. Simply gorgeous. Amazing forest of old Red Woods be prepared, bring water, and wear good hiking shoes some of the trails have roots, and are narrow. Saw wild life deer, squirrel, a hawk with his/ her fresh kill having breakfast.

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Santa Cruz, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This trial kept me coming back to Big Basin, even in the early morning when it was 30degrees and some of the small pools of water had frozen water. I've heard the sea trail is pretty good too, but I haven't had the pleasure of hiking it yet.

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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This was a very nice a moderate trail. I recommend starting this trail early because it takes about 5hrs depending on how fast you hike. I started at 3pm and didn't get back to the parking lot until 8pm. I had to hike for about an hour in the dark with our iphones as flashlight. Lucky for us we were... More 

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Austin, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The falls were a pleasure after a challenging hike. Berry Creek trail is the best trail in the park. This area gets crowded so reach early in the morning in summers.

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Northern California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I highly recommend this hike for those looking for an intermediate-level trail with spectacular views of waterfalls in Big Basin State Park. It's about 10.5 miles if you do the full loop, all in the shade of majestic Redwoods.

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Santa Cruz, CA
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54 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Get an early start. Water always running. Gorgeous. Do the loop if you can and stop by Silver and Golden Falls.

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Los Gatos, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Best in springtime and early summer. In winter trail is muddy & in autumn water flow is low. A significant hike, don't attempt unless prepared & in shape.

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