Peter Creek Falls

That hike was added to my winter hikes to-do list. But I did not consider it because of few reasons till the previous Thursday. Forecast changed so quickly, and rainy Sunday become day without rain. So we decided to use that time for a good.
01.10. Peter Creek Falls hike
There is no Peter Creek Falls marked on the map of Long Ridge Open Space Preserve, and you’ll not find the trail with this name there. But if you’ll open google maps, search the park, and swipe to the Peter Creek. And then you’ll see the unmarked trail. Yeah, that will be trail you need.


I read about this falls two or three times in different sources. All they told to take the path that follows the barbed-wire fence than to find some small hidden and, of course unmarked, trail before crossing Portola Heights Road.
01.10. Peter Creek Falls hike
As you could see, there is no need to search hidden trails. From the parking lot across the Upper Stevens Creek County Park, take Peters Creek Trail and then turn right to the Ridge trail. Follow it to the very crossing with a road. Pass through the gate, you will see the separation of the path. You’ll need the left one. Then just follow it.
At first, the trail will find Peters Creek.
01.10. Peter Creek Falls hike
01.10. Peter Creek Falls hike
And then trail will path through boulders (prepare for some easy climbing 😉 )
The waterfall is nice, but not easily accessible. There is no good view points or place where you could see falls in once.
01.10. Peter Creek Falls hike01.10. Peter Creek Falls hike
01.10. Peter Creek Falls hike01.10. Peter Creek Falls hike
Also, I think waterfall is even bigger and pretty high, but we found no way down.
01.10. Peter Creek Falls hike01.10. Peter Creek Falls hike
Though the trail is unmarked, it’s better to hike there earlier. We returned to the car before the noon, and we saw crowds followed the path near fence!

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