Berry Creek Falls - Route II
9.0 miles     1600 ft
25 Feb 2012

An alternate route to Berry Creek Falls that is almost as scenic.

Location: Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» RedwoodHikes Trail Map for this hike: Awesome contoured map showing all trails clearly. Thanks to Dave Baselt for sharing this map for free.

» 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: Hop onto Skyline to the Sea Trail from Park HQ. There are lots of trails near Park HQ: this map is helpful. Keep following Skyline to the Sea Trail until you reach a junction with Berry Creek Falls Trail. Berry Creek falls is about 0.1 miles along Berry Creek Falls Trail.

To Park HQ: From Berry Creek Falls, retrace your steps to Skyline to the Sea Trail, following it until you reach Howard King Trail. Then hop onto Howard King Trail, which climbs quickly. Turn left on Hammond Road unti you reach a bench facing the Pacific Ocean — this spot is McAbee Overlook. Within a few feet of this bench, turn right onto Howard King Trail. Continue along Howard King Trail — it intersects Hammond Road, a fire road, many times (see trail map). Howard King Trail ends at a five-way intersection. At tthis point, hop onto Skyline to the Sea Trail back to Park HQ.


Location: 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA‎ 95006 . Parking area is not visible in Google Maps.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: $10 per vehicle. (last visited: Jan 2012)

Capacity: Multiple parking lots. Dozens of cars may be parked inside the park.

Latitude: 37.171311     Longitude: -122.222203

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