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The redwoods are magnificent trees, long, beautiful. They draw the fog. They cast the shadows on the hot days. How many time we visited Big Basin and how many trails we still didn’t hike.
The Sequoia Trail is one of the easiest in the park, I think. You follow the creek for the most time: trying not to lose the place where you should cross it (common, how possible that it’s so hard to navigate in such a famous park?!)
The first part of the trail goes through the old redwoods. When you cross the creek trees are mostly second-grown but still impressive.
After the road crossing, the trail reaches cleaning with the wide downhill rock. I read somewhere it has a 30-degree angle. It’s Slippery Rock. Oh yeah, it is slippery, though only during the winter months.
We hiked the trail to check out the only waterfall we never saw in the park: Sempervirens Falls. It’s smaller than other falls, and you should not go to the base of it. We visit the place in December, and there was no significant rain in the area. The flow was light.
The waterfall is accessible via the paved road. From the falls, Sequoia trail goes parallel that road and becomes even more accessible until reaches the headquarters.
More stories on Big Basin:
Hiking Buzzard Roost Spour
Little Basin Camping (site MV01) and Buzzard Roost Spour hike
Little Basin Camping (site 037) and Eagle Rock hike
Berry Creek Falls Loop hike
Ocean Summit View trail hike
Eagle Rock hike