Jemez Falls Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Jemez Springs, New Mexico that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
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.
Beautiful, short trail leading to a small waterfall. Very cool geology - ash flow tuff with compressed obsidian
Start behind the out house. Much shorter!
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.
Nice, easy and peaceful hike to two small falls.
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.
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.
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.
Easy Hike to water. Kids had fun.
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.
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!