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Berry Creek Falls

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

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May 18th, 1996

12.0 miles
800 vertical feet
Total Time: 5:22

Rating: 7/10

Directions:   View Driving Map

Joe, Weihaw, and I met in Saratoga, then carpooled (thanks, Joe) up highway 9, and down to Big Basin. It's a relatively long drive; the transportation and the hiking took up most of the day. The ground was muddy in places from some recent rains, but wasn't too bad. The hike was also long -- 12 miles in almost 5 1/2 hours. But there were some good highlights. Almost the entire hike is under redwood trees. The falls themselves are nice to look at and even touch. There are actually several falls in succession. The first is the biggest, but there are others which follow, including one you can take a shower in (Weihaw tried this until he couldn't stand the cold water anymore). Definitely a nice hike, but you have to have endurance and the willingness to make the long drive.

Joe, the Hunchback of Berry Creek Falls

Our first glimpse of the falls through the forest

Weihaw standing on the deck in front of Berry Creek Falls -- the first and largest of the falls

Joe and Weihaw in front of one of the cascading waterfalls

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