Hike Location and Carpool

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Hiking Member Steven +19
We have 62 people joining us on this hike.
Hiking Member Zoya Ferdowsian +0
I would love to try this hike. My only hesitation is I might not be able to due to kids, ..

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Not Coming: 0

Sunday July 17 2011
Fall Creek Hike-Santa Cruz-9 Miles

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Location Safeway 253 Mount Herman Road Felton, CA 95066
8:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Feet of Elevation
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Safeway 253 Mount Herman Road Felton, CA 95066

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Hike Description:

If you keep having to figure out where you stand with someone, maybe it's time to start walking instead.

....Another great event with MSG-Milpitas Social Group

Henry Cowell Redwoods - Fall Creek - Santa Cruz

Parking is limited so RIDES SHARING is strongly encouraged.

Carpool Location: We will meet here at 8:30AM

253 Mount Herman Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95060

Due to limited parking space at the trail head. We will meet here before the hike.

Trail Head address:

Fall Creek State park
1400 Felton Empire Road
Felton, CA 95018

Start Time : 8:45 AM
Distance: 9 Miles (Clockwise Direction)
Duration: 3 to 4 hrs
Elevation gain: 1000 ft
Difficulty : MODERATE(distance+elevation+terrain)


This 9 miles loop hike has about 1000 FEET of elevation and brings us to the beautiful redwoods of Santa Cruz county. This hike is in the NORTHERN part of Henry Cowell Redwoods SP. The terrain is rugged and there are NO FACILITIES, so be prepared! Keep in mind that the distance and elevation will make this a somewhat challenging hike. If you are new to hiking, please consider a different hike for your first time out with us.

Facilities are limited so be sure to bring WATER, snacks and an extra layer (like a windbreaker)
The map address of the trailhead is APPROXIMATE so be sure to use the text-based description in addition to the map in this link.
The roads to this trailhead are scenic, windy, and can be slow. Drive safely and plan on some extra driving time on hike morning.

No pets, please.

We are really looking forward to seeing YOU there.


Fewer cars at the trail head is always happiness. Meetup does not organize carpools; however we are a friendly group with lots of folks who are interested in sharing rides. If you'd like to offer a ride, please leave a comment in your RSVP letting folks know where you're coming from and how many spaces there are. If you'd like to ride as a passenger, it is YOUR JOB to check the website RSVP list and contact any of the nice people offering a ride to see if they still have a space for you. If you're a passenger and your plans change, please be sure to let the driver know.


From CA 17 in Santa Clara County, drive southwest. In Scotts Valley, exit Mount Hermon Road. Drive northwest on Mount Hermon Road about 3.5 miles. When Mount Hermon Road ends at Graham Hill Road, turn right. After just 0.1 mile, Graham Hill Road ends at a traffic light at CA 9 in Felton. Continue straight on Felton Empire Road. Drive about 0.6 mile on Felton Empire Road, and turn right into the poorly signed trail head.

Fall Cree

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Recommended Food:

Snacks, waters and lunch.

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