San Jose, California
Fall Creek State Park
Fall Creek is in the Northern area of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. It consists of 2,390 acres, with 20 miles of hiking trails and a redwood forest in recovery. The property was clear cut to stoke the lime kilns, that operated on the property for more than 80 years. Fall Creek is an amazing redwood forest environment, especially when you realize there wasn't a stick standing 80 years ago. If the forest can recover, so can we.
Directions: From San Jose: Take Hwy 17 South to Mt. Hermon Rd. in Scotts Valley. Take Mt. Hermon Rd. to Graham Hill Rd. Make a Right on Graham Hill Rd. At the Hwy 9 junction, go straight through the intersection on to Felton Empire Rd. The parking lot is a ½ mile up Felton Empire Rd. on the Right.
Drive Time 40 Minutes from San Jose.
We'll be doing the short trek to the lime kilns and back for a change of pace from the longer steeper hikes that we've been doing.
Level: 2.5 - Miles: 3.6- Elevation: 800' - Host: Keith G. .
Dogs not allowed
Bring plenty of water and sun protection