Booth Falls Trail

MODERATE 184 reviews

Booth Falls Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Vail, CO that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.9 miles 1437 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers


3 days ago

Great views. It's a relatively easy hike until the last quarter mile, then it gets a little rocky and steep. The waterfall is big especially in early season, but not the best views when you get to the top of the falls. It's a moderately trafficked trail with a lot of out-of-towners, that may not know trail etiquette or LNT. Fast paced you can be up and back in less than two hours, more realistic plan for closer to three hours roundtrip.

5 days ago

Great trail to get acclimated to the altitude change if you are a traveler. It's tough at certain points but the waterfall at the end is worth it. I went on October 16 and by then all the aspen leaves had fallen. Looked like we were a week or two late for the falls colors. Still a nice trail though.

6 days ago

8 days ago

Loved this hike, very popular trail so definitely head up in the morning! You can't beat eating lunch at the top on the waterfall!

9 days ago

Vail with friends, need I say more.

Four stars simply because of how busy it was. The views and landscape were beautiful. Will definitely be going up to the lake next time!

12 days ago

This is my favorite hike thus far in East Vail. I've hiked to the lake twice with 2 small pups, once in the month of July, another time in August. There are some steep sections that are tough but the lake is amazing and worth the effort. I brought lunch for the pups and myself and took a good break at the top. Very few go past the falls so it's very quiet and peaceful. It's about 1 hour to the falls so that's a good point to evaluate your day. It's about another 1.5 hours past the falls to the lake. Plan on 5 hours with a half hour rest at the top. It's about the same time up as it is down.

14 days ago

Great hike , tricky climb down to get great pic of falls, but worth it!

16 days ago

Nice hike to the falls. Moderate is accurate. Took us about 1.5 hours to falls with a few stops. Nice view of the falls if you go down a semi-sketchy drop near the top.

22 days ago

26 days ago

Beautiful Hike especially in the Fall. Get there early small parking area and can get crowded.

26 days ago

27 days ago

Stunning views! Worthwhile for any Vail visitors!

28 days ago

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29 days ago

Great fall color! Nice falls. Lot's of people.

1 month ago

This is a great easy to moderate trail, with great scenery all the way up! Cool waterfall and awesome valley right before the falls. Great for a later day hike, since it doesn't take too long (few hours with stops).

1 month ago

Beautiful vistas at almost every turn! Outstanding fall foliage.

1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful hike! We started early and there was no traffic on the hike. The aspens were gorgeous and so was Booth Falls.

1 month ago

Steep but pretty short. GORGEOUS views of the Aspens!