Forest of Nisene Marks: Hike to Maple Falls

I never hiked in the Forest of Nisene before that day. And I never wanted. Somehow, this place looked a bit strange to me. All hikes are long, too hard to make it loop.
01.24. Forest of Nisene Marks: Maple Falls
The only thing I knew about this park is that there are two big waterfalls.
So I returned from business trip and wanted badly to go to the hiking in the woods. I couldn’t decide what falls to select. Eugene made the selection of shorter trail. That’s why we headed to the Maple Falls
01.24. Forest of Nisene Marks: Maple Falls
The hike is one of the easiest in the Santa Cruz Mountains because of little elevation.
01.24. Forest of Nisene Marks: Maple Falls
But be afraid, after the big rain, it’s one of the wetties trails .
01.24. Forest of Nisene Marks: Maple Falls
The Oficial map shows only three creek crossings. But I’m afraid rainy season add few seasonal streams and falls.
I didn’t count bridges and thought we hiked through two of them
First we stopped right near the big waterfall.
01.24. Forest of Nisene Marks: Maple Falls01.24. Forest of Nisene Marks: Maple Falls01.24. Forest of Nisene Marks: Maple Falls
Then we crossed few small streams, trail went very close to the creek…
01.24. Forest of Nisene Marks: Maple Falls01.24. Forest of Nisene Marks: Maple Falls
And we sought it.
01.24. Forest of Nisene Marks: Maple Falls
01.24. Forest of Nisene Marks: Maple Falls
It felt like shower, cold but nice
01.24. Forest of Nisene Marks: Maple Falls01.24. Forest of Nisene Marks: Maple Falls

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