These past few weeks in the Bay area we have been having fairly heavy rain.
For the previous two years we have lived here there was barely any, and so to take full advantage of the benefits of such precipitation, we took a long hike at Big Basin Redwoods State Park.
Among other inducements, such as the beautiful Redwoods, the park features winter waterfalls.
You can download the full brochure here.
This was a hike to see Berry Creek Falls, Golden Falls, Cascades, and SIlver Falls, but taken in the opposite direction to that given on the BBRSP website.
Use Skyline to the Sea Trail from the parking lot > left on Dool Trail > left on Sunset Trail > stay on Sunset Trail > go right to stay on Sunset Trail > left on Berry Creek Falls Trail > left on Skyline to the Sea Trail > stay on Skyline to the Sea Trail > follow Skyline to the Sea Trail back to park headquarters.
Although the hike (in the opposite direction as posted on the website) is described as strenuous, the main challenge is probably due to the length, rather than any steep grade.
There are some more challenging aspects – narrow trails, slippery rocks by the falls…. Oh and a lot of fallen trees.
But overall it wasn’t too tough at all, and the views of the falls and trees more than make up for it.
Today was also International Homemade Hobnob Day. Yep. It’s a thing. So we took some to the park with us….
Hobnobs all round!