Please join me, challenging yourself like never before with one the most beautiful nature near Silicon Valley: 7 hours hiking event to see the most beautiful falls within 1 hour of driving distance from SV: Berry Creek Falls at Big Basin Redwood Forest. You can only see this fall after 3 hours hiking!
- The 7 hours full hiking include 30m pitching session at Berry’s fall and 45 minutes lunch break. This will be the longest hiking event I organized. So please do join me if you exercise or hike regularly.
Duration: 7 hours (including 30m pitching session at Berry Creek Fall and 45 minutes lunch break)
Overview: Redwoods and waterfalls make this the best hike in the San Francisco Bay Area.
If you’re up for 11 miles and a thousand feet of elevation gain spread out over a half-day, you’ll be amazed to see the strain melt away in this land of the giants.
Veteran Berry Creek Falls hikers recommend a counter-clockwise loop starting on the Sunset Trail, turning left on to the Berry Creek Falls Trail, taking another left onto the Skyline-to-the-Sea trail, which returns to the trailhead.
When to go: This hike can be done in almost any weather. Winter rains bring greater flow to the falls, but the shorter days create a greater risk of running out of daylight.
Tips: Buy a map at the park HQ – it’s easy to get lost at Big Basin without one.
Bring your lunch, and enough water,
Parking lot – Skyline to the sea – Berry’s Fall – Sunset
Trail head location
Parking lot across from park headquarters at the large marker for the Redwood Trail. Continue past the restrooms and cross the bridge over Opal Creek.
Agenda draft (please arrive at 8:30AM):
8:30AM Introduction at the Assembling area
8:45AM Hiking Start
Noon Arriving in Berry’s Creek Fall
Noon Pitching / Picnic Lunch
1:30PM going Back
5PM Back to parking lot
For more details, see the full listing:
When: Saturday, March 1, 2014 8:30 AM
Where: Big Basin Redwoods State Park
21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
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