One of the most beautiful hikes in the area. There is a creek along many parts of the trails and the sound of the running water along with the flush vegetation makes this hike one of our favorites.
Bring food to eat but we may also stop to have a bite to eat and socialize in a restaurant near by:
LUNCH CHOICES :)
Cowboy Bar & Grill 6155 State Route 9 Felton, CA[masked])[masked]
6272 Hwy 9 Felton, CA 95018
We are starting out from the Fall Creek Parking Lot. This is NOT the primary entrance for Henry Cowell State Park. The Parking area is on the right hand side of the road, shortly after the cemetery.
At Fall Creek Unit, there are no facilities: no drinking water, restrooms, or maps. There is parking for about 25 vehicles in a dirt lot.
6.8 mile loop through wonderful pockets of redwoods and maples along Fall Creek.
Distance, category, and difficulty:
The featured 6.8 mile loop hike is moderate with some short strenuous areas, with about 1000 feet in elevation change. Park elevation ranges from about 400 feet to 2400 feet. There are a few easy hikes, but most traverse substantial elevation.
From CA 17 in Santa Clara County, drive southwest. In Scotts Valley, exit Mount Hermon Road. Drive northwest on Mount Hermon Road about 3.5 miles. When Mount Hermon Road ends at Graham Hill Road, turn right. After just 0.1 mile, Graham Hill Road ends at a traffic light at CA 9 in Felton. Continue straight on Felton Empire Road. Drive about 0.6 mile on Felton Empire Road, and turn right into the poorly signed trailhead.