» Redwood Hikes Map for Big Ben - Fall Creek hike: An excellent map by Dave Baselt for this hike.
» Official Trail Map: High quality trail map with countours and trails clearly shown.
» Redwood Hikes Map: Annotated trail map of San Lorenzo Valley that shows many parks, not just Henry Cowell. This is an excellent map sold by Dave Baselt ($6.95 in Jan 2012).
» PeasePress Map: Trails of Santa Cruz: Excellent quality map showing various parks in the Santa Cruz area.
This hike is well described in an article by RedwoodHikes.
Ascent to Big Ben: Follow Bennett Creek Trail for 0.2 miles to a junction with Fall Creek Trail, which is all along Fall Creek. At the junction, choose the left fork towards Lime Kilns. After 0.6 miles along Fall Creek, turn left at a fork in the trail to walk 0.3 miles along South Fork Trail. Turn right along a fire road. In about 0.3 miles, a sign for Lost Empire Trail appears on the left. Follow Lost Empire Trail for 1.7 miles to reach Lost Camp, and another 0.7 miles to reach Big Ben, the highest point in this hike.
Descent along Fall Creek: From Big Ben, follow Big Ben Trail for 1.4 miles to reach Fall Creek. Turn right and follow Fall Creek Trail for 2.3 miles all the way to the junction with Bennett Creek Trail. The trail head is another 0.2 miles away along Bennett Creek Trail.