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We parked near the trail head. Sun and snow made beautiful pictures. Creek runs on the side of the trail. We turned around half way, because couldn’t cross the river. Main waterfall is very pretty, however more people. While hiking to Waterfall was not a sole on a Sunday. Going downhill on way back.

This is a great trail from Fall until hit starts hitting the 90s. It's even better after a light snow. Full trail starts at Cedar Valley but if you want a shorter hike then there is another trailhead further up HW41 that is about the halfway point to red rock falls at the end of this trail.

so pretty, especially with the light snow we got covering the ground!

22 days ago

Hiked Pa'san yesterday and had a great time! Awesome scenery, occasional cow sighting, good amount of shady spots along the way. Go early, take a good pair of hiking shoes and have fun.

Perfect Sunday hike. Subtract .4 miles from our total due to initially missing the initial right turn up the hill. There was a lot of snow going uphill but was not difficult to walk through and most had melted on our return down the hill. I would rate this hike as easy due to the very gradual climb out to the watch tower. 10.3 total.

Definitely take this trail downhill unless you are into pain and demoralization... we went up hill from Tunnel View and it was a death march... a beautiful death march. All three in our party were in relatively good shape and had done long hard hikes earlier in the season. We had to cut it short and pick up the shuttle at the Taft point trail head. My legs were buckling in the parking lot while we waited. One of only two hikes I refuse to do again. But down hill sounds real nice! The views are some of the best I’ve seen.

Loved this trail! The views were amazing. Lots of inclines, definitley got my heart pumping.

Was a very nice hike. Didn’t feel as long as it is. We did have to deal with some snow flurries early on but worth it!

Great 8 mile loop.

Beautiful trail. Some steep inclines but manageable with rest areas, maybe too steep for little ones. Wooden balcony/lookout point with benches at water fall/midpoint.

1 month ago

Steep climbs and powerful views!

We started on Cedar Valley Dr.. nice hike not to crowded in the am but got busy as the day went on.... A few changes in elevation other then that pretty easy .. waterfalls were pretty cool

One of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Good and long trail. Many beautiful sights. Will do this again one day

Great hike, little hard to find the real beginning (on Cedar Valley Dr) instead of the halfway point right off the 41. But either way great hike with plenty of steps and areas to rest and enjoy the falls.

Great hike! Nice to avoid the crowds of The Valley and still enjoy the amazing views that Yosemite has to offer.

If you doing a day hike and traveling light, it’s pretty easy. That being said, make sure you bring enough water, we had a family ask us to pump them water because they only had a couple of small bottles between the five of them.

We camped in and it was pretty steep with our gear. But overall definitely an amazing hike.

2 months ago

Theeeeee best little scenic loop ever! I typically do this during mid-late September & the weather is perfect (a little cold). I hear the mosquitoes are bad during summer but I’ve yet to experience them. You get a pretty little lake about every 1-2miles. So rewarding! Stop at the Auberry ranger station before heading in. They’ve got great little maps with the best service road entry highlighted for you & also good info (reports of an aggressive bear last time I backpacked it).

Very fun day hike with lots of views of the water

A beautiful winter hike with a spectacular view of bake lake and the valley from the fire lookout. The way there was a steady incline with various types of trees, birds, and moderate amount of nats. The hike ended up being about 13 miles long so we had to run back to beat the sunset, which was the funnest part :) I don’t recommend this hike for young children due to the length and incline. We will definitely do it again with less time restraints!

Overall it was a fun hike. Two kids aged 12 and 10 were fine on the hike. Only reason why it wasn’t a 5 was because of the excess debris on the trail such as fallen trees, trash, etc.

Trail was a bit wet going towards the Christian Camp, but if you’re only hiking to the Falls, it should be fine with moderate foot traffic. There was a loose Pit Bull terrier closer to the Cedar Valley trailhead that barked and scared off a few hikers and their dogs, but there is a big sign from the owner near the trail that read “Beware of the Dog”.

2 months ago

Falls were beautiful. Nice weather. No snow. A must do!

Nice wide trail. Rolling hills with a view of Bass Lake. We only hiked in 2 miles.

Nice hike even for little kids.

Good trail. Nice views.

This hike so hard, but It was so worth it!

3 months ago

awesome view, nice and cold swimming pool near the waterfall

Hiked it yesterday and was surprised to still see so many tarantulas out. Also lots of free range cattle out and about. They mostly ran when they heard us. The trial itself was moderate and took us about 2.5 hours after passing the bridge.

3 months ago

Great morning hike and close to Fresno/Clovis.

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