You’ll find this waterfall on Fall Creek—a short, steep tributary of Pescadero Creek.
As you walk, keep your eyes peeled for banana slugs, salamanders and newts.
Portola Redwoods State Park contains a diverse forest including coast redwoods, Douglas fir and the endangered Santa Cruz cypress tree. You’ll also find tan oak, madrone, California bay laurel, canyon live oak, big leaf maple and California wax myrtle throughout the park. The creeks that run through the park are home to Coho salmon and steelhead trout. With 18 miles of trails, a family campground, group campsites and a trail camp for backpackers, there are plenty of options for exploration.
This property was acquired by the State of California in 1945 from the Masonic Lodge’s Islam Shrine, who had used the property as a summer retreat. Since that time, the park has doubled in size, thanks primarily to the conservation efforts of POST and Save the Redwoods League.