Big Basin Redwoods State Park, CA: Sequoia Loop to Sempevirens Falls

Loop under giant redwoods, by a 25-foot waterfall, and past a 125-year-old cabin on this easy-going 4.2-miler in Big Basin Redwoods State Park.
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Loop under giant redwoods, by a 25-foot waterfall, and past a 125-year-old cabin on this easy-going 4.2-miler in Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

-Mapped by Dave Miller

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 6.7

Waypoints

SFL001

Location: 37.1725959777832, -122.222373962402

Hike S on Sequoia Trail. During winter and springtime waterproof boots are a plus. If foggy, expect to get a little wet

SFL002

Location: 37.1696586608887, -122.220481872559

Straight @ 3-way with Jay Camp Trail

SFL003

Location: 37.1709785461426, -122.212707519531

Straight @ 3-way with Shadowbrook Trail. Look closely for salamanders, banana slugs and deer mice

SFL004

Location: 37.1760635375977, -122.210945129395

Trail enters Wastahi Campground; continue past bathrooms to L of parking lot and continue on Sequoia Trail

SFL005

Location: 37.1818237304688, -122.210739135742

R @ Y. Continue L up slippery sandstone rock face; trail fades here (pick up marked trail on top). To see Sempervirens Falls, cross road @ Y; go 175 ft. towards creek

SFL006

Location: 37.1835060119629, -122.212417602539

Turn L and cross CA 236. Continue W under towering redwoods and endless evergreens. Descend trail to Opal Creek

SFL007

Location: 37.1884231567383, -122.21875

Cross bridge; turn L @ Y onto Skyline to Sea Trail

SFL008

Location: 37.1854438781738, -122.219291687012

Continue on Skyline to Sea Trail. Pass site of Maddock Cabin, built in 1833 by Tom Maddock and his son with boards from a single redwood tree

SFL009

Location: 37.1766128540039, -122.221580505371

L @ 3-way with Creeping Forest Trail

SFL010

Location: 37.1760711669922, -122.222358703613

Cross Gazos Creek Rd. and follow trail signs back to park headquarters