Brown's Ditch Trail

EASY 6 reviews
#18 of 68 trails in

Brown's Ditch Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Fork, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.9 miles 544 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips




wild flowers


1 month ago

1 month ago

This is one of my favorite local hikes. This hike transitions back and forth between walking on the flume and on the trail. You can enjoy the beautiful view of the South Fork Bluffs along the route while listening to the water rush beneath your feet. Once you reach the top you can enjoy the swimming hole and relax by the creek. Unfortunately this isn't a great hike for dogs since the flume walkway grates are rough. As you walk along this trail take note of the bark beetle issues in the pine trees. You will also come across an area where the willow fire burned. When you return to the trailhead walk across rd 274 and take the short paved trail down to the Bass Lake Dam. Have fun!

1 month ago

A little confusing about where the trail head was. No sign. There is a good sized dirt lot to park in and then you cross the street to the trail, just follow along the aqueduct. Easy enough for my 6 yr old though he started complaining about being tired around 4.5 miles.

5 months ago

Great trail. Ends at a nice water feature. Pretty low elevation so expect hot weather.

6 months ago

Amazing hike along the aqueduct! Enjoyed every step of the way... The falls at the end were the cherry on top!

9 months ago

This hike is amazingly FUN you literally walk along an aquatuct bridge 90% of the way. Just for safety don't go by yourself, you cut closely through some backyards and this area isn't known for friendly time I'll try and get some pictures!