Hidden Falls Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Forest Falls, CA that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
THIS TRAIL IS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY. Permission to access can only be granted by the owner. Steep incline to the hidden falls! Bring plenty of water! Well, worth the hike! Bring a swimsuit for a quick dip in the many pools before you climb back down!
This was quite the adventure! The reviewers who mentioned out being easy to find and taking a newborn were probably talking about the Big Falls Trail, not this Hidden Falls Trail. We had a hard time finding the route for this one it weaves its way through the private Christian Camp, but we followed the GPS track and used the information that the other review were provided which was very helpful. Once we turned onto the part of the route that was marked "Hidden Falls Trail", the trail became very overgrown and rocky, with lots of yucca extending into the trail -wear pants! The footing is very difficult, but the rope down into the canyon was very helpful and fun! It was a great workout, had great viewers, and we had a good time, but were disappointed to find the falls DRY when we got there
The trail was sortve hard to find at first. You have to go through Forest Home (the Summer camp) to get to the hike. Follow the sign for inspiration lookout and that will eventually lead you to the trail for Hidden Falls. Once you find the trail sign for hidden falls, it's all uphill from there. It kicked my butt! The falls itself was pretty underwhelming but there were ropes that helped you get to the stream/waterfall and it was a ton of fun using the ropes to get to the falls! Definitely recommend this hike!!
All time favorite hike!!! Beautiful views. The only negative thing about this hike is the graffiti! The waterfall at the end of trail is amazing!!!
Hidden Falls was a hard one I felt every muscle in my body after this hike. When I made it to the top the waterfall was not that big. Think I went at the wrong time. Someone had put rope and that help alot going down to the waterfall and coming back up felt like i was rock climbing and that was fun
Brought my newborn along! it was so beautiful and a fun family memory!
Get short hike for the entire family
lots if loose sand on rocks very slipper on way up to falls. not a safe hike for kids 5 and year. some steep drops to watch for on trail up to falls.
Nice quick trail. Easy to get to. Great in the snow.