Photos from a March 2002 hike to Berry Creek Falls, Big Basin State Park
(click on any image for a larger view)
Parking lot
Parking lot
Trailhead
Trailhead
Skyline to the Sea Trail
Skyline to the Sea Trail
Cottontail
Cottontail
Ranger Station
Ranger Station
Parking area
Parking area for campers and equestrians
Calla lilies
Calla lilies
Gate
Gate
Split
Split; a path for hikers only veers left, but it was closed in March 2002
Skyline to the Sea Trail
Skyline to the Sea Trail
Level trail
Although the surrounding hillsides are steep, the trail keeps a level pace
Shaded by oaks
Shaded by oaks
Private property on both sides of the trail
Private property on both sides of the trail through here
Creek crossing
First crossing of Waddell Creek
Following the creek
Trail follows the creek upstream
Trees along the trail
Steep forested hillsides mark the right side of the trail
Western trillium
Western trillium
Giant trillium
Giant trillium
Stream violet
Stream violet
Approaching Alder Camp
Approaching path to Alder Camp
Clark Connection
Approaching junction with Clark Connection
Milkmaids along the trail
Milkmaids along the trail
     Mission bells
     Mission bells
Slide
A slide area, near the creek
Pretty
Scenic stretch
Reroute
Rerouted section
Reroute
Reroute
Reroute
Reroute
Path to Camp Herbert
Path to Camp Herbert
Bridge cutoff
Bridge cutoff veers right
Bridge
Bridge
Junction
Junction with McCrary Ridge Trail
Skyline to the Sea Trail
Skyline to the Sea Trail
Milkmaids on the side of the trail
Milkmaids on the side of the trail
Milkmaids
More milkmaids
Redwoods
Redwoods
Bridge
Bridge
Redwood sorrel
Redwood sorrel
Bridge out
Trail skirts a former bridge site
Approaching bridge
Approaching another bridge
Berry Creek
Berry Creek
Eroded
Eroded
     End of bike-permitted trail
     Bike rack ahead
Creek crossing
From here on, only hikers are permitted on the trail
View downstream
View downstream
Skyline to the Sea Trail
Trail climbs a bit
Junction
Junction with Howard King Trail
Descent
Descent
     Milkmaids
     Milkmaids
Creek crossing
Creek crossing
Thick redwood forest
Ascending through a thick redwood forest
Junction
Junction with Berry Creek Falls Trail
Flowers
Western coltsfoot growing along West Waddell Creek
Redwood tree
Ducking under a redwood tree
     Fenced
     Final stretch is fenced
     Berry Creek Falls
     Berry Creek Falls
Steaming trees
Returning, trees were steaming in the sunlight
     Returning on Berry Creek Falls Trail
     Returning on BCFT
Returning
Returning on Berry Creek Falls Trail
     Flowers
     Anemone
     Returning on Skyline to the Sea Trail
     Skyline to the Sea
Heading back to the sea
Heading back to the sea




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