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Monumental Activity: Zim Zim Falls Hike

Third activity in Tuleyome’s Monumental Activities series!

Zim Zim Falls is one of the only year-round water falls in the Northern Inner Coast Range. The hike crosses Zim Zim Creek multiple times so be prepared to get your feet wet! If you do not like hiking in wet socks and/or shoes, please bring extra. Trekking poles may help with tricky crossings. It is recommended that you bring a change of socks and shoes for the drive home. Please bring water, snacks, and lunch.

Difficulty: Difficult

Length:  depends on the route taken but likely 7 miles (round trip)

Terrain & Elevation: Many stream crossings, about 800 feet elevation gain

Vegetation & Exposure: Mostly open, oak grasslands

How to get there: From Yolo County, take Highway 128 toward Lake Berryessa.  Turn right at Berryessa/Knoxville Road, and continue on the road past Lake Berryessa, over both Pope Creek and Putah Creek bridges at the North end of the lake, and continue up into the mountains beyond.  The road will narrow, roughen, and you will wind up until you reach the public lands.  There are several concrete low-water crossings. Watch for the large green gate just before Mile Marker 24.  If you see Mile Marker 24, you’ve gone about 100-feet too far.

If you have questions, contact Nate Lillge at

Note: All participants agree to abide by the terms and conditions of Tuleyome’s waiver of liability which can be seen and downloaded HERE. All participants also understand that photographs will be taken at the event. If you do not wish to be photographed, you must tell the photographer and avoid the cameras’ line of sight.

A $5 donation to Tuleyome is requested, but is not required to participate in this event.

Starts 9:00 am
Location Zim Zim Falls Trailhead
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