addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwchatcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrosseditemptyheartexportfacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgoogleimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinmagnifying-glassmailminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonplusprice-ribbonImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruseryahoo

Berry Creek Falls - Big Basin

  • Feb 9, 2013 · 10:00 AM
  • This location is shown only to members

The Berry Creek Loop is the centerpiece of Big Basin. The highlight of this very popular loop is the Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail, which climbs through four miles of pristine redwood forest in a steep-sided canyon. The loop offers some great redwood scenery and has remarkably little encroachment from roads and other development.

The 10-mile loop starts at park headquarters and descends by way of the Sunset Trail to Berry Creek Falls, before a long and scenic ascent (long, but mild incline) on the Skyline-to-the-Sea trail back to park headquarters. The total elevation gain is about 1800 feet. Takes approx. 5 to 6 Hours.

We will be taking many breaks along the way to refuel and have lunch. Please bring plenty of water, snacks and a sandwich or something more substantial for lunch.

There is a $10.00 parking fee per car so this would be a good one for car pooling.

Car pool location: 14777 Los Gatos Boulevard, Los Gatos, CA 95032.

Please be there by 8:30.

Take either the 101 freeway south or 280 freeway south. From there take the 85 freeway south. Exit 85 at Saratoga Road. Turn right and head west on Saratoga Road. After a few miles, you'll encounter a signal. Pick up Highway 9 here; take a right and drive through the quaint shopping area of Saratoga. The road then begins to climb into the mountains. Stay on 9 as it winds through the mountains for 12 miles. You will then see a sign for Highway 236/Big Basin. Turn right onto Highway 236 and continue on this road for 9 miles until you come to Park Headquarters.

Join or login to comment.

  • Charles I

    Although chilly, great hike with friendly people.

    February 10, 2013

  • Annie J.

    Chilly, yet pretty hike, with many interesting views.

    February 9, 2013

  • Penny

    Awesome hike! Great people!

    February 9, 2013

  • Sara

    It was a really nice hike and on my list to do it again. I wanted to do this for a long time but wasn't sure about the distance. It was really worth it. Nice to see you all.

    February 9, 2013

  • Nieves

    Gorgeous place. Very green and cool. The waterfall are beautiful. Long hike but worth it.

    February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice hike, the falls were spectacular. Great to meet everyone, see you next time.

    February 9, 2013

  • Jenny

    Sorry. Could not make it

    February 9, 2013

  • Kimberly C.

    Sorry...sleepless night, so gonna pass today.

    February 9, 2013

  • Nieves

    Sara, I'll meet you at Starbucks Los Gatos with Ann.
    at 8:30

    February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to back out..really wanted to go on this one. Take lots of pics

    February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fuel costs = ouch! Will see you all next time.

    February 9, 2013

  • Patty J

    Sorry I have a bug/not feeling well. See you next week!

    February 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unable to attend at this time. Have fun everyone.

    February 7, 2013

  • Sara

    Make sure you pack enough water, lunch & snacks.

    February 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to carpool from Mountain View if anyone can:)

    February 4, 2013

  • andrea

    Sorry , I wont be able to make this after all. I will be out of town.

    January 23, 2013

  • Nieves

    The address to Los Gatos Starbucks for carpooling
    14777 Los Gatos Boulevard, Los Gatos, CA 95032

    January 20, 2013

  • Sara

    Nieves, we can meet at the regular Starbucks location by 85 & 17. I need to look up the address and add it.

    January 19, 2013

  • Nieves

    Sara,
    Do we have a carpool location for this hike?

    January 19, 2013

  • Nieves

    Anyone interested in carpooling from the Evergreen/Silver Creek area? Let me know.

    January 9, 2013

12 went

This Meetup is community funded

$10.00/year

Member dues are used to:
  • Cover Meetup costs
  • Encourage more engaged members
  • Have a reserve fund

90 day free trial

No credit card required

After the trial you must pay dues to continue attending Meetups.

Cancel dues at any time.

Dues are billed each year.

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy