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April 06, 2018

Top Waterfalls in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Post-rainy day hikes are kinda the best. Creatures are out, the forest is fresh, and the streams and falls are flowing! Check out a few of our favorite falls in the Santa Cruz Mountains:

Photo by @hightowner_rides at Sempervirens Falls

Sempervirens Falls at Big Basin Redwoods State Park
(Skill level: Beginner - Approximately 3.2 mile, out and back trail that begins at the park's headquarters. Alternative option is accessing falls from access road)

Photo by @whiskeyandmud on the observation deck at Berry Creek Falls

Berry Creek Falls at Big Basin Redwoods State Park
(Skill level: Intermediate - Part of the Berry Creek Falls Loop that is an approximate 10 mile hike)

Photo by @timbuk2tu at Golden Falls

Golden Falls at Big Basin Redwoods State Park
(Skill level: Intermediate - Part of the Berry Creek Falls Loop that is an approximate 10 mile hike)

Photo by @jlwxthomas at Silver Falls

Silver Falls at Big Basin Redwoods State Park
(Skill level: Intermediate - Part of the Berry Creek Falls Loop that is an approximate 10 mile hike.)

Photo by @leapin26 at Maple Falls

Maple Falls at Nisene Marks State Park
(Skill level: Intermediate - Approximately 8.5 mile hike. Be prepared for several creek crossings)

Photo by @raendsley on River Trail at Fall Creek

Fall Creek at Fall Creek Unit at Henry Cowell State Park
(Skill level: Beginner to Moderate - Many hike options, but creek access as close as 0.6 miles from parking lot. Great for young hikers, but longer and higher elevation hikes also available)

For more information on where to hike, do some wildlife watching, and enjoy Santa Cruz County beauty, check the Visit Santa Cruz County website!



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  • Mert Parsons 2 years 108 days ago
    Waterfall sculpture! Whoever took this should submit it to a photography contest!

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