Curtain Falls and Bald Rock Dome Trail

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Curtain Falls and Bald Rock Dome Trail ist ein 4 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Berry Creek, Kalifornien. Er führt entlang eines Flusses, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Hier kann hervorragend gewandert und ein Ausflug in die Natur unternommen werden. Die Route ist das ganze Jahr über zugänglich. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden.

Entfernung: 4.0 miles Höhenunterschied: 1,571 feet Routentyp: Hin & zurück

angeleinte Hunde

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This hike is deceptively challenging but more than worth the work. You will also need to drive down a dirt road for a while to get to the trailhead, but should not need 4WD. From the parking area, you begin hiking on a relatively flat section that winds through Ponderosa pine trees, manzanitas, and cedars. The trail then gets a bit steeper and rockier as it winds down the canyon. It is slightly overgrown in places which can mean that you need to go a bit slower, but it is by no means a bush wack or off trail hike. As you head down the canyon you have sweeping views of the river below and of Dome Rock. In Spring there tons of wildflowers to look at. The trail is somewhat steep and rocky the entire way as it switchbacks down to the water. Once you reach the bottom of the canyon, you may be able to swim although you should be careful because the current can be quite strong after the rains. This trail is ideal in May and September because the winter can be too rainy and mid summer can be very hot, however, it can be done anytime there hasn't been too much rain or snow.

wandern
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4 months ago

Do not attempt this hike - consistent with Julian Silber's experience we could not approach the trailhead due to private acquisition of the land surrounding the trailhead, posting of no trespassing signs, and presence of a cattle gate across the dirt road that would have led to the trailhead. Google maps tried to take us to the trailhead via the north; I attempted the long way around (via Rockefeller Road), to approach from the south, but that also did not work (you have to traverse tribal lands, which the residents don't like, and even so it apparently just takes you to the same closed trailhead). It surprises me, as well as the native american local that spotted us trying to approach from the south, that something like curtain falls can be effectively closed to the public simply by purchase of private property. I don't know what the laws are here but I am curious if the forestry service personnel assigned to the area are aware of this.

Camping
4 months ago

Really nice trail although the point about it being deceptively difficult is true. A friend and I backpacked in and stayed above Curtain Falls overnight. The hike in was fine - we started at 8am and were down to the river by 9:30am. On the way back, however, the elevation gain (1,600 ft in 2 miles) was strenuous. Highly recommend not doing this during the hot part of the day as the sun exposure would be brutal and there is only one small stream to replenish water. Get down before 9am and don't go back until after 4pm. Trail condition was nice. As reported overgrown in a few small spots and a few trees down across the way. The road to the trail head is definitely still open though. We didn't encounter the cattle guard the other reviewer mentioned. Overall great hike! My buddy and I were doing some gold sniping in the river and were bummed by our lack of success. But the area is beautiful!

wandern
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5 months ago

Do not go to this trail! It is no longer accessible. Local residents have put up cattle gates on both sides of the trail head. One of the roads is so awful that even 4wd SUV’s in our group had trouble navigating it just to get to a gate and have to turn back around and go back down the same horrible road.

wandern
5 months ago

Great hike, challenging. Little overgrown in some spots and the wood bridge needs to be fixed and redone but other than that it was an amazing trail and worthwhile.

wandern
überwachsen
9 months ago

The road to get to the trailhead had some ruts but were easily maneuvered. The trail started off well kept and as we got closer to the water there were more and more obstacles to go around, under, or over. We stopped a few times to take some pictures and it took about an hour and a half to get down. Once we reached the end we were able to go down to the water and see some Newts in the calmer pools of water. The rest of the water was rushing too fast to take a dip but there was still plenty to take in and enjoy. We spent some time climbing the massive rocks and eating some snacks. It wasn't hot when we went but I definitely recommend a good amount of water for the hike out. When it was time to leave we started back up the trail and made good progress. When we were almost back to the trailhead we noticed that we had a few ticks on us. All in all I recommend this hike for the views and the water but be sure to pack some bug and tick spray!

wandern
9 months ago

i did this hike in summer 2013. still one of my all time favorites. it’s a hard hike out. in the summer it very hot. knowing i’d be the only hiker on this trail because of its location i dropped extra water bottles on the trail down. so glad i did they were life saving on the way out. but once at the bottom the river is amazing. the boulders are the size of houses and busses. i took my dog with me. she needed help at a few tricky spots but nothing she and i aren’t used too. we encountered a bear at the river. he was busy eating something just 300-400 feet from us. we quietly turned and went about our business. i suggest anybody doing this hike drop water bottles in a few spots on the way down and be very careful. it’s remote and there is no signal and no other hikers. but it’s well worth the effort.

Wed Jun 13 2018

I wasn't able to reach the trail. I drove halfway through the gravel/ dirt road and decided to turn around because of how much my little chevy was struggling. There was an immense amount of gravel and pot holes about 3 feet deep. The description says that 4wd isn't necessary but the road that leads to the trail definitely has not been up kept in a while.

Mon Apr 30 2018

Awesome hike! You gotta drive on a gravel road for awhile to get there. The begging of the hike had a lot of overgrown brush. There’s also a few fallen trees you gotta climb over or under. Saw two different types of snakes. There was absolutely nobody else on the trail the whole time we were there. Although it’s not a long hike it does take longer then usual to finish. I think it took more than 2 hours to get down. It’s quite a reward when you get down to the river. Spent a little bit of time down there jumping on rocks and going in the cold river. Took a water filter with us so we could just drink the river water. There’s nothing better than hiking something challenging with a nice reward.

wandern
Sun May 07 2017

Very exhausting, down hill all the way there and up hill all the way back. A good hike none the less. Pack bug spray and lots of water!!

wandern
Sun Sep 11 2016

Challenging hike but well worth it. We went on Labor Day and started around 1030am. It was nice and cool under the trees but once out in the open it was really hot so bring lots of water. A few downed trees we had to climb over and soft ground in some spots so be careful. There are railings in some places but it's all worn down and I wouldn't trust putting all your weight on them. My 10 year old daughter went and I was worried at some points where it was steep and no railings but she did just fine. Lots of poison oak and overgrowth in some areas. Reaching the canyon bottom was a nice reward. Ate lunch, dipped in the water, built cairns, spotted a garter snake, and enjoyed the breathtaking beauty of nature all around us. The hike up was a killer and I had to take a lot of breaks. The ascent was steep and treacherous and the sun was beating down on us. My son in law was leading and almost stepped on a huge rattler sunbathing on the trail ahead of a downed tree. The rattlesnake hissed and shook it's rattlers as it slithered off the trail and we moved on. Lots of gnats flying straight for your eyes and mosquitoes buzzing in your ear so bring bug spray or a net to cover your head. My app said the hike was a total of 6.06 miles and we took a total of 3:21:39 hours but it's sometimes not very accurate. It also said the elevation gain was 1,416.5.

wandern
8 months ago

wandern
Mon Jan 21 2019

aufgezeichnet YUP

wandern
Sat Feb 03 2018

Thu May 04 2017

aufgezeichnet never again!

wandern
Fri May 10 2013