Zim Zim Falls Hike

Zim Zim Falls Trail is one of the most popular hikes 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: 7 mile (round trip)

Terrain/Exposure: Many stream crossings, steepness increases as trail approaches falls; mostly open, oak grassland

More information about Zim Zim Falls Trail: http://tuleyome.org/trails/zimzim/

How to get there: Take Berryessa Knoxville Road north over both Putah Creek and Pope Creek bridges. After turning away from Lake Berryessa, the road will narrow, roughen, you will pass Berryessa Peak Trailhead wind through 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.

Questions? Contact Nate Lillge at nlillge@tuleyome.org.

Note: All participants agree to abide by the terms and conditions of Tuleyome’s waiver of liability which can be see 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 camera’s line of sight.

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


  • Tuleyome staff will have hand sanitizer at all events; participants are encouraged to bring their own.
  • Participants must arrive with – and have on their person at all times – a mask/face covering.
  • Each participant must have his/her own water and water bottle(s). No sharing will be allowed.
    • Exceptions:
      • Sharing within a family or ‘unit’
      • Tuleyome staff may take extra water in a clean and sanitized bottle from which to refill if needed.
      • Emergencies
    • Each participant must provide his/her own snacks, lunch, food. No sharing will be allowed.
      • Exceptions:
        • Sharing within a family or ‘unit’
        • Emergencies
      • Participants must maintain AT LEAST 6 feet distance during:
        • Introductions
        • Breaks (including meals)
        • While hiking/working
        • Exceptions:
          • Family or ‘units’
          • Trail/terrain does not SAFELY accommodate 6 feet distance (e.g. passing another group on trail)
          • Emergencies
        • Masks must be worn:
          • When passing another group on trail
          • Whenever people are within 6 feet of each other
            • Exception:
              • Family or ‘units’

Tuleyome staff will inform all participants of these guidelines BEFORE leaving trailhead and will remind the group throughout the event.

Starts 9:00 AM
Location Zim Zim Falls Trailhead
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