Big Falls Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Forest Falls, CA that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Please be careful hiking beyond the looking point. Rocks are slippery when wet also watch for loose dirt and boulders. This waterfall is Not Recommended in January because snow of ice could be slippery when crossing rocks.
Beautiful views and easy trail. Very very short though. We went and explored the area around the trail after hiking to the top, it's very easy to find your way around. No fear of getting lost.
The falls are permanently closed off due to the numerous amount of people who climb up the falls and seriously injure themselves. Emergency services are called almost every weekend to rescue and airlift these folks to the nearest hospital.
I have a relative who lives up there and I have personally hiked up to the falls several times in the past myself so this is a true statement.
Really cool and really fun. However, very easy to get hurt. When I was here someone fell and had to be air lifted out by a helicopter and everyone had to leave. This happens VERY often so be careful and watch your step to enjoy a beautiful waterfall and freezing cold water.
Beautiful area. Very easy hike. Lots of gnats/mosquitos, so take bug spray. As of 7/3 the area around the falls at the end of the trail is closed off. Rock slides maybe? But lots of other areas to explore. Definitely worth the drive.
Heaven on earth.
Great easy hike ! Wish the big fall was open but due to accidents it's closed to the public .Hopefully it will be open this fall.
As of writing this, the trail is blocked once you get to the railing. It is moderately hiked and has low to moderate levels of steepness. The creek can be hiked either direction and makes a perfect add-on to an otherwise short hike.
First time here. And must say I did not have a good experience. Trail to falls is short if you can find the trail as it is poorly marked I ended up hiking about a mile past along the creek bed before realizing. Once on the right path I finally get to the falls and it was closed half way up just passed the railing. What I did get to see was beautiful but not worth the hour drive and misleading trail heads.
this place was beautiful! easy to get to the falls.
Really easy hike up to waterfall.. The waterfall was nice to sit by and eat lunch! Defiantly will be going back!
I went with my cousins and brother .. They are all younger so that just to show how easy this trail is.. The waterfall is of course gorgeous although the drought seems to have dried the stream a bit. Beautiful and easy love it
Rocky in certain areas, watch your footing. Family friendly. Have to cross the creek, you might get your feet wet. Short hike to the falls. Overall rated G for the easiness of the hike.
We went in the winter. It was dog friendly, amazing scenery. The hike is some what disappointing, very easy hike. It more like a walk to a waterfall. Ice and snow made the place even more majestical
This is one of the best waterfalls I have seen in Southern California. It almost doesn't qualify as a hike to me because it's so short and easy. The official trail ends at a viewing area for the waterfall, but the real fun is to continue on up each level of the stream creating the waterfalls. The main waterfall in the back is beautiful and there is often enough of a pool to partially immerse in (if you enjoy cold water). The only downfall, because it's so easy, is that it can get annoyingly crowded on weekends.
So much fun !! We loved this hike ! Our dogs loved it too . Playing in the pools near the water falls was their favorite
So much fun !! Our dogs loves it too ..