Big Basin: Berry Creek Falls Trail

Hurray for wet season! I planned to do series of waterfall hikes in January, but unexpectedly work changed my plans.
Last Saturday was the sunny day before heavy storms. And that’s why we drove to the Big Basin to start season and year with Berry Creek Falls loop hike.
01.02. Berry Creek Falls Loop Hike
01.02. Berry Creek Falls Loop Hike
Long and not easy hike, we started with Skyline-to-the-Sea trail.
The most scenic part of the trail begin at West Waddel Creek.
01.02. Berry Creek Falls Loop Hike
01.02. Berry Creek Falls Loop Hike
01.02. Berry Creek Falls Loop Hike
01.02. Berry Creek Falls Loop Hike
And then Berry Creek Falls will show themselves through the trees.
01.02. Berry Creek Falls Loop Hike
01.02. Berry Creek Falls Loop Hike
Hike is very popular, and to see waterfall by yourself, it’s better to start in the early morning. My first hike to the falls I did right after sunset. When I was at the viewing platform only one person was there. This time, we started right after 1 PM and the platform was full of hikers.
01.02. Berry Creek Falls Loop Hike
01.02. Berry Creek Falls Loop Hike
01.02. Berry Creek Falls Loop Hike
01.02. Berry Creek Falls Loop Hike
However, my favorite waterfalls are waiting ahead.
After a mile of hiking from Berry Creek Falls, you will see the chain of three, even more, beautiful waterfalls.
First: Silver falls
01.02. Berry Creek Falls Loop Hike
01.02. Berry Creek Falls Loop Hike
Then you’ll climb atop of it, to see Cascade Falls
01.02. Berry Creek Falls Loop Hike
01.02. Berry Creek Falls Loop Hike
01.02. Berry Creek Falls Loop Hike
And the last but not least – Golden Falls
01.02. Berry Creek Falls Loop Hike01.02. Berry Creek Falls Loop Hike
The last part of the loop consist of Sunset trail, which is almost typical for Big Basin: creeks, bridges, and redwoods.

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