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Berry Creek Falls

 9 votes

Length

11.5 Miles 18.5 Kilometers


5%

Singletrack

Elevation

389' 119 m

Ascent

-389' -119 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

269' 82 m

High

32' 10 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 19 days ago
Some Mud - A lot of California Newts move onto the trail when dusk approaches. Most are very camouflaged and are difficult to see. History

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

Brendan Lahiff

Overview

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.

Description

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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Mar 31, 2018
Angel Moreno-Herrera
Jan 26, 2018
Ray Guerrero
Nov 25, 2017
Bogdan Kravtsov
Awesome ride. Great for beginners. A+ 11.5mi
Nov 20, 2017
Salman Karbasi
11.5mi
Aug 27, 2017
Guillaume Mathias
Not hard but muddy 11.4mi
Jul 29, 2017
James Landry
16.1mi — 2h 56m
Jun 25, 2017
Brendan Lahiff
One very muddy section about 200 yards. Some is rideable some is not.
Jun 24, 2017
Jodi J
Gorgeous trail, family friendly ride! 13.3mi

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  4.2 from 9 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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