Berry Creek Falls - McAbee Overlook from Waddell Beach
15.6 miles     2300 ft
8 Jan 2011

Nice long hike to Berry Creek Falls along Skyline to the Sea trail, with a side trip to McAbee Overlook. This hike goes through different micro-climates, making it an overall pleasant experience.

Location: Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» RedwoodHikes Map: Excellent map showing Skyline to the Sea Trail all the way from Waddell Beach to Berry Creek Falls (same as Viewing Platform in the top right corner of the map)

» Official Map: Large sized map without mileage information.

» Mappery.Com Trail Map: Good quality map showing various trails. Mileage of trail sections is missing. This is a JPEG image of the Virtual Parks trail map.

» Redwood Hikes Map: Bay Area Trail Map: Saratoga to Big Basin, First edition, 2010. This is an excellent map sold by Dave Baselt ($6.95 in Dec 2011). This map is useful for exploring many parks in this area. Highly recommended for avid hikers.


To Berry Creek Falls: Follow Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail all the way to Berry Creek Falls.

To McAbee Overlook: From Berry Creek Falls, retrace your steps via Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail. Then follow Howard King Trail (good climb) → Hihns Hammond Road to McAbee Overlook.

To Waddell Beach: From McAbee Overlook, return to the starting point via Hammond Road → McRary Ridge Trail → Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail.


Location: Rancho Del Oso Visitor Center, 3600 California 1, Davenport, CA 95017 . Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: Jan 2011)

Capacity: Dozens of cars may be parked next to Waddell Beach.

Latitude: 37.097065     Longitude: -122.279597

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