Jemez Falls Trail

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Jemez Falls Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Jemez Springs, NM that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.7 miles 150 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Easy hike to waterfall from camp ground. Also accessible from the East Fork Trail. Check out the hot springs in jemez. Not as long of a hike but better springs. This is an easy hike to a beautiful waterfall. The trail is dirt, but there are some exposed rocks; most of these are at the end of the trail. Tall pine trees provide plenty of shady spots. There is a scenic overlook near the end of the trail with a full view of the falls. You can turn around here or continue down to the top of the falls. There is a shallow pond at the top of the falls. Bring your water-shoes and wade in the cool water.

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful, short trail leading to a small waterfall. Very cool geology - ash flow tuff with compressed obsidian

4 months ago

4 months ago

Start behind the out house. Much shorter!

hiking
5 months ago

this is quite the beautiful hike, easy paths. be sure to pack water and snacks. wear dirty shoes or water shoes because getting in the water is a must.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice, easy and peaceful hike to two small falls.

1 year ago

Nice little hike. The falls were lovely even this time of year. I would have enjoyed a trail down to the base of the falls.

1 year ago

camping
1 year ago

Just got back from our second time at Jemez Falls. Yesterday, we decided to do the hike to the Mccauley Warm Springs. The Hike was very beautiful on the way down but we were very unsure the entire time if we were going the right way. Before the trail starts to descend we ran into the fork going left and straight. There were no signs but we saw a medium sized log blocking the left fork so we took that as a hint to keep going straight, into the descent. We finally made it to the warm springs which was a little confusing to find as well but luckily for the sound of the water, we made it. We jumped into the top spring and were instantly swarmed by tons of minnows. It was the weirdest feeling ever but I loved it. On our way back up the STEEP trail we made it to the fork and made an arrow out of sticks, pointing in the direction of the springs so hopefully that will help people in the future. My question is!! How in the world do you get to the bottom of the Jemez Waterfalls? I've been looking very hard both times we've been there but every spot looks too dangerous to climb down. Any help with that would be appreciated. Thanks!! NOTE: If you take the left fork you are awarded with an AMAZING view of the entire canyon. Definitely worth it and you will find out pretty quick, that it is not the way to the springs.

hiking
1 year ago

Pretty easy, fairly short, takes about 5-10 minutes to walk. There does seem to multiple ways/trails in the area to get you to the same place, but it is easy to figure where you are going.

hiking
1 year ago

Easy Hike to water. Kids had fun.

1 year ago

short hike down to the falls from the Jemez campground. Very little parking so be prepared on a nice summer weekend. There is a different trail that is easy to follow back to the parking lot that starts just upstream of the falls. Took my 5 1/2 and 2 1/2 on the hike and they did fine (2 1/2 ended up in the backpack on the way back up but that's because I didn't want it to take twice as long).

This is a nice overlook of a beautiful waterfall. I wish it was a longer hike. It is also very crowded in the summer.

hiking
1 year ago

Traveled with my sister and dogs on East Fork Trail, Trail #137. You reach McCauley Hot Springs first, and then head to Jemez Falls. Beautiful trail with great overlooks! The trailhead starts at Battleship Rock. The trail is at an incline. We went this month in March, some snow and muddy conditions, but as long as you are wearing boots, nothing to worry about!

2 years ago

We enjoyed different falls and hot springs!

2 years ago

Nice hike, busy on summer days

hiking
3 years ago

Really easy hike. Pretty decent view of the waterfalls.

hiking
3 years ago

Nice falls. Been here three times. Like all waterfalls, they're best in the early summer when they're running lots of water. Very easy walk, takes very little time. ----------- Only caveat was we got our car broken into the second time (broke a window). Pretty sure someone was waiting up there and watching cars for an opportunity to rob someone. We never saw anything but we were only gone about a half hour. I didn't have anything in the car but they stole in total: a camera, book of cd's, and a bag full of girls shoes. I just mention it so you don't leave anything laying about. :/

hiking
4 years ago

About three pools and only one that is good for sitting in. Not hot springs nice refreshing cool water. It got a little steep but overall easy trail. just watch out the switchbacks weren't very well defined and we got off trail for a bit. Found our way back easily though.

hiking
4 years ago

Pretty little hike that is fairly easy for most. There are some nice swimming holes above the falls and one area has a small falls that is cool