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Berry Creek Falls

 4.4 (17)

11.5 Miles 18.5 Kilometers



389' 119 m


-389' -119 m



Avg Grade (1°)


Max Grade (3°)

269' 82 m


32' 10 m


Shared By Brendan Lahiff


All Clear 7 days ago
Muddy - 12/1/18 rains made this a wet ride, but the trail drains well and riding/hiking is still good. History

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A great beginner's ride a few miles north of Davenport.

Brendan Lahiff

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A family or beginner-oriented ride on mostly doubletrack, with one short section of challenging singletrack that is walkable for the beginners in your group. The falls are great, even in low water years.

Need to Know

Bring a lock if you are visiting the Berry Creek Falls.


This is a great beginner's ride a few miles north of Davenport. The park is officially named Rancho del Oso. Park outside the gate or across the street at the Waddell Beach parking lot. The trail is mostly doubletrack, but there are some short segments of singletrack as well. The climbs are short/easy and the entire route is non-technical as it follows Waddell Creek. Although it is definitely a beginner ride, the length will allow for a good workout. In addition, this route has great shade cover, making it a good choice for a hot day.

The end of the trail there is a bike rack (bring a lock) which will allow you to lock your bike if you want to make the 0.5 mile hike up to the falls where there is a viewing platform. The hiking trail connects with other hiking trails coming from Big Basin, so you'll see other hikers headed down to the coast from the Sky-to-Sea Trail


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Dec 2, 2018
Chuck Huston
Excellent ride with short hike to waterfall view. 11.5mi
Nov 13, 2018
Lois Valenti
Sep 30, 2018
Jack Hellesoe
Fun 11.5mi
Aug 25, 2018
Dattatray Patil
Aug 14, 2018
Jim F
Aug 11, 2018
Erik James
Jun 16, 2018
Peter P
Jun 2, 2018
Ray Guerrero

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  4.4 from 17 votes


  4.4 from 17 votes
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Trail gets better the further up you go. The bottom portion is shared with vehicles from the local gardens and has a lot of blackberries along the trail which dont make for exciting viewing. But the good news is they clear up to provide great river views and clusters of the mighty sequoia trees. Not quite as large as those in Big Basin itself but any sequoia is impressive. Nice ride. Sep 5, 2017
Hey does anyone know about how much-cell service (in case of emergency preparedness) there is. Also how is the drive to the start area? Is there places to park the car and leave it etc? Is it a dirt road up to the start and if so is it too much for a front-wheel drive hatchback? If anyone has any tips or recommendations for this trail could you contact me. Thanks! Oct 25, 2017

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